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date: 15 November 2019

Sources, MSlocked

  • Stanley Boorman,
  • John A. Emerson,
  • David Hiley,
  • David Fallows,
  • Thomas B. Payne,
  • Elizabeth Aubrey,
  • Lorenz Welker,
  • Manuel Pedro Ferreira,
  • Ernest H. Sanders,
  • Peter M. Lefferts,
  • Ursula Günther,
  • Gilbert Reaney,
  • Kurt von Fischer,
  • Gianluca D’Agostino,
  • Charles Hamm,
  • Jerry Call
  •  and Herbert Kellman

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A manuscript source is one that is written by hand. Before the invention of printing, music was preserved either by oral transmission or by MS copies. There is no reason to believe that oral transmission preserves the same music for more than a few centuries, at least in the West, so that all our knowledge of medieval and early Renaissance music depends on MSS. From the start of printing until the work of Petrucci in 1501, almost all printed music was monophonic, mostly chant: even thereafter, however, there has remained a living tradition of the MS copying of certain repertories where printing would not have been economically feasible.

The present article comprises a preliminary discussion of the nature of MS sources and their significance for present-day musical research, followed by a series of sections that review the character and repertory of the main classes of MS in use before 1600...

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Bratislava, Univerzitná Knižnica, Narodné Knižničné Centrum, Hudobńy Kabinet
Paris, Bibliothèque Ste-Geneviève
Chicago, University, Joseph Regenstein Library, Music Collection
Modena, Archivio di Stato [in I-MOe]
Madrid, Archivo Histórico Nacional
Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale [in I-Af]
19th Century Music
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Municipale
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Chantilly, Musée Condé
Bratislava, Miestne Pracovisko Matice Slovenskej [in SK-Mms]
Atri, Basilica Cattedrale di S Maria Assunta, Biblioteca Capitolare e Museo
Oxford, New College Library
Munich, Opernarchiv
Frankfurt, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek
Mozart-Jahrbuch [Salzburg, 1950-]
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Arras, Médiathèque Municipale
Poznań, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Sekcja Zbiorów Muzycznych
Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Oxford, Worcester College
London, Public Record Office
Montbéliard, Bibliothèque Municipale
Valladolid, Catedral Metropolitana, Archivo de Música
Aosta, Seminario Maggiore
R. Stevenson: Renaissance and Baroque Musical Sources in the Americas (Washington DC, 1970)
Ivrea, Cattedrale, Biblioteca Capitolare
Brno, Moravské Zemské Muzeum, Oddělení Dějin Hudby
Early Music
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Chelmsford, Essex County Record Office
Rome, Biblioteca Angelica
Birmingham, Birmingham University
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
Warsaw, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Gabinet Zbiorów Muzycznych
Musical Quarterly
Warsaw, Biblioteka Narodowa
Parma, Archivio di Stato
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Chartres, Bibliothèque Municipale
Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich
Faenza, Biblioteca Comunale Manfrediana, Raccolte Musicali
York, Minster Library
London, Westminster Abbey Library
Paris, Bibliothèque Pierre Aubry
New York, Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, Hispanic Society of America, Library
Basle, Universität Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Segovia, Catedral, Archivo Capitular
Trent, Castello del Buonconsiglio: Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, Biblioteca
G. Adler, ed.: Handbuch der Musikgeschichte (Frankfurt, 1924, 2/1930/R)
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional
New York, Public Library at Lincoln Center, Music Division
Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtár
Musica disciplina
Apt, Basilique Ste Anne
J. Wolf: Handbuch der Notationskunde (Leipzig, 1913-19/R)
Aachen, Domarchiv (Stiftsarchiv)
Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library
Miscellanea musicologica [Australia]
Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya, Seccíon de Música
Lisbon, Biblioteca da Ajuda
Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare
Prague, Národní Knihovna, Hudenbí Oddělení
Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association
Vienna, Universitätsbibliothek
Padua, Biblioteca Universitaria
Prato, Archivio Storico Diocesano, Biblioteca (con Archivio del Duomo)
Utrecht, Universiteit Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
The New Oxford History of Music (Oxford, 1954-90)
London, British Library
Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek, Abteilung Handschriften, Nachlässe, Alte Drucke
Weimar, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek
Brussels, Conservatoire Royal, Bibliothèque, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Bibliotheek
Cambrai, Médiathèque Municipale
Dijon, Bibliothèque Municipale
Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta
Châlons-en-Champagne, Bibliothèque Municipale
Florence, Ss Annunziata, Archivio
Vyšší Brod, Knihovna Cisterciáckého Kláštera
Berkeley, University of California at Berkeley, Music Library
St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung
Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte (1923-)
Cambridge, St John's College
Cambridge, Pembroke College Library
Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, sezione Musicale
New York, Robert O. Lehman, private collection [in US-NYpm]
Laon, Bibliothèque Municipale
Turin, Biblioteca Reale
Gainesville (FL), University of Florida Library, Music Library
Cambridge, University Library
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Revue de musicologie
Rimini, Biblioteca Civica Gambalunga
Munich, Frauenkirche [on loan to D-FS]
Zwettl, Zisterzienserstift, Stiftsbibliothek
Ipswich, Suffolk Record Office
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Winchester, Winchester College, Warden and Fellows' Library
Besançon, Bibliothèque de l'Archevêché
Musical Times
Kraków, Biblioteka Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Cleveland, Western Reserve University, Freiberger Library and Music House Library
Music & Letters
Gesellschaft für Musikforschung: Kongress-Bericht [1950-]
Ostiglia, Opera Pia G. Greggiati Biblioteca Musicale
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal
Nuremberg, Germanisches National-Museum, Bibliothek
Early Music History
Nuremberg, Bibliothek beim Landeskirchlichen Archiv
Leiden, Rijksuniversiteit, Bibliotheek
G. Gaspari: Catalogo della Biblioteca del Liceo musicale di Bologna, i-iv (Bologna, 1890-1905/R); v, ed. U. Sesini (Bologna, 1943/R)
Innsbruck, Universitätsbibliothek
Bach-Jahrbuch
Berne, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1er/Koninlijke Bibliotheek Albert I, Section de la Musique
Etudes grégoriennes
New York, Wildenstein Collection
Milan, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Biblioteca
Siena, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati
Regensburg, Bischöfliche Zentralbibliothek, Proske-Musikbibliothek
Le Havre, Bibliothèque Municipale
Engelberg, Kloster, Musikbibliothek
Amiens, Bibliothèque Municipale
Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
Granada, Capilla Real, Archivo de Música
Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Fribourg, Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire
Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Bibliothèque
Oxford, Magdalen College Library
Acta musicologica
Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College
Montpellier, Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire, Section Médecine
Summa musicae medii aevi
Milan, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Monasterio, Real Biblioteca
Worms, Stadtbibliothek und Öffentliche Büchereien
Paris, Conservatoire [in F-Pn]
Rome, Curia Generalizia dei Domenicani (S Sabina), Biblioteca
Montefiore dell'Aso, Francesco Egidi, private collection
Merseburg, Domstift, Stiftsarchiv
Florence, Parrocchia di S Lorenzo, Biblioteca
Trent, Biblioteca Capitolare con Annesso Archivio
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Cortona, Biblioteca Comunale e dell'Accademia Etrusca
Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek, Abteilung Handschriften und Alte Drucke
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftensammlung
Trent, Biblioteca Comunale
Aberystwyth, Llyfryell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales
Embrun, Trésor de la Cathédrale
Montserrat, Abadía
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, sezione Musicale
Dresden, Sächsische Staatsoper, Notenbibliothek [in D-Dl]
Durham, Cathedral Church, Dean and Chapter Library
Barcelona, Archivo de la Corona de Aragón/Arixiu de la Corona d'Aragó
Foligno, Biblioteca Comunale
Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, sezione Musica
Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
Rivista italiana di musicologia
Lisbon, Biblioteca Nacional, Centro de Estudos Musicológicos
Treviso, Biblioteca Capitolare della Cattedrale
Oxford, Christ Church Library
Cividale del Friuli, Duomo (Parrocchia di S Maria Assunta), Archivio Capitolare
Serrant, Château
Grottaferrata, Biblioteca del Monumento Nazionale
Wells, Cathedral Library
Seville, Institución Colombina
Casale Monferrato, Duomo di Sant'Evasio, Archivio Capitolare
Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek
Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik-Gesellschaft
International Musicological Society: Congress Report [1930-]
R.M.A. [Royal Musical Association] Research Chronicle
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Dept of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Chicago, Newberry Library
Padua, Seminario Vescovile, Biblioteca
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Dipartimento Musica
Tournai, Chapitre de la Cathédrale, Archives
F.Ll. Harrison: Music in Medieval Britain (London, 1958, 4/1980)
Prague, Pražská Metropolitní Kapitula
Milan, Biblioteca Trivulziana e Archivio Storico Civico
Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana
Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek
Poznań, Archiwum Archidiecezjalna
's-Hertogenbosch, Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap
Gerona, Catedral, Archivo/Arxiu Capitular
Madrid, Casa Ducal de Medinaceli, Biblioteca
Marburg, Staatsarchiv und Archivschule
Hanover (NH), Dartmouth College, Baker Library
Muzïkal 'nïy sovremennik
Journal of Musicology
Toulouse, Bibliothèque Municipale
Die Musikforschung
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Berlin, Stadtbibliothek, Musikbibliothek [in D-Bz]
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Bologna, Basilica di S Petronio, Archivio Musicale
Lucca, Archivio di Stato
Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Florence, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini
Tortosa, Catedral
Coimbra, Universidade de Coimbra, Biblioteca Geral, Impressos e Manuscritos Musicais
Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale
Toledo, Catedral, Archivo y Biblioteca Capítulares
Udine, Biblioteca Comunale Vincenzo Joppi
Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Music Division
Burgos, Cistercian Monasterio de Las Huelgas
Worcester, Cathedral Library
Cambridge, Trinity College, Library
Esztergom, F˝székesegyházi Kottatár
Tarazona, Catedral, Archivo Capitular
[flourished]
Verona, Accademia Filarmonica, Biblioteca e Archivio
Archiv für Musikwissenschaft
Prague, Národní Muzeum
Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse muziekgeschiedenis [and earlier variants]
Barcelona, Orfeó Catalá, Biblioteca
Nuremberg, Bibliothek Egidienplatz
Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek
Vienna, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde