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date: 21 January 2021

Albertus Parisiensis [Albertus Stampensis]locked

  • Sarah Fuller


[Albertus Stampensis]

(fl 1146–1177). French cantor. He was probably from Estampes originally, but from about 1146 to 1177 he was cantor at Notre Dame, Paris. He left a substantial bequest of liturgical books to the cathedral. The sole, uncorroborated, trace of his compositional activity is a two-voice conductus, Congaudeant catholici, attributed to him in the 12th-century Calixtine manuscript (E-SC). A third voice, inscribed in red neumes on the bottom staff of the unique source, cannot be original for it has been added in a hand distinct from the main scribe’s. This voice evidently constitutes a plainer alternative to the original rather florid discant.

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