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date: 21 August 2019

Antonius de Lenolocked

  • F. Alberto Gallo
  • , revised by Andreas Bücker


(b ?Leno, nr Brescia; fl 1st half of the 15th century). Italian ?theorist. An incomplete treatise on music, in Italian, found in a manuscript of the second half of the 15th century ( I-Vnm Lat.336, coll.1581, 50v–64r), contains musical examples attributed to ‘Antonius de Leno musichus’; it is uncertain, however, whether the text of the treatise can safely be attributed to him. Only three sections survive: the first, on mutations, may have been the final part of a larger section on musica plana; next follows a discussion of counterpoint – note-against-note, and two and three notes against one; and finally there is a section on the application of elements of mensural music to counterpoint (the prolations, alteration, dots of division, proportions and rests). These latter two sections have been published under the title Regulae de contrapunto (CoussemakerS, iii, 307–28; also ed. A. Seay, Colorado Springs, CO, ...

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