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date: 29 January 2020

Arrigo [Henricus]locked

  • Kurt von Fischer
  • , revised by Gianluca D’Agostino



(fl 2nd half of the 14th century). Italian composer. He is known only from a two-voice ballata, Il capo biondo (ed. in PMFC, x, 1977, p.71), which is transmitted F-Pn 568 (ff.96v–97; added to fill unused space in the manuscript) under the name Arrigo, and in F-Pn 6771 (f.25v), ascribed to ‘Henricus’. The piece combines elements of style both conservative and new for Italian music in the second half of the 14th century. Since, from the musical style, the composer was evidently Italian, he may not be identified with other known composers named Henricus.

J. Wolf: Geschichte der Mensural-Notation von 1250–1460 (Leipzig, 1904/R), 2, no.57a/b N. Pirrotta: ‘Rhapsodic Elements in North-Italian Polyphony of the 14th Century’, MD , 37 (1983), 983–99 J. Nadas: The Transmission of Trecento Polyphony: Manuscript Production and Scribal Practices in Italy at the End of the Middle Ages...

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