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date: 15 November 2019

Alamani, Jo [?Johannes]locked

  • Gilbert Reaney

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[?Johannes]

(fl 14th century). Composer. He is possibly to be identified with the ‘Johan d’Alamanya, juglar del duch Aendrich de Gascunya’ mentioned as one of the minstrels of King Peter IV of Aragon in 1351. His only known work is an incomplete three-voice Credo (ed. in PMFC, xxiii, 1989, no.121), which is clearly based on the popular discant-style ‘Sortes’ Credo (both works ed. in CMM, xxix, 1962). Possible corroboration of his identity with the minstrel comes from the fact that the Credo survives in a manuscript of which fragments exist in E-Bbc 971 and E-G.

H. Anglès: ‘Gacian Reyneau am Königshof zu Barcelona in der Zeit von 139 … bis 1429’, Studien zur Musikgeschichte: Festschrift für Guido Adler (Vienna, 1930/R), 64–70 H. Stäblein-Harder: Fourteenth-Century Mass Music in France, MSD, 7 (1962), 61, 148–9 B. Stäblein and H. Harder: ‘Neue Fragmente mehrstimmiger Musik aus spanischen Bibliotheken’, Colloquium amicorum: Joseph Schmidt-Görg zum 70. Geburtstag...

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