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date: 11 August 2020

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

Extract

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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Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
Coimbra, Universidade de Coimbra, Biblioteca Geral, Impressos e Manuscritos Musicais
Chicago, University, Joseph Regenstein Library, Music Collection
Bach-Jahrbuch
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
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Vienna, Universitätsbibliothek
Verona, Accademia Filarmonica, Biblioteca e Archivio
Munich, Frauenkirche [on loan to D-FS]
Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtár
F.Ll. Harrison: Music in Medieval Britain (London, 1958, 4/1980)
Florence, Parrocchia di S Lorenzo, Biblioteca
Casale Monferrato, Duomo di Sant'Evasio, Archivio Capitolare
Barcelona, Archivo de la Corona de Aragón/Arixiu de la Corona d'Aragó
Poznań, Archiwum Archidiecezjalna
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Dipartimento Musica
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Nuremberg, Bibliothek Egidienplatz
Tarazona, Catedral, Archivo Capitular
Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Prato, Archivio Storico Diocesano, Biblioteca (con Archivio del Duomo)
Burgos, Cistercian Monasterio de Las Huelgas
Laon, Bibliothèque Municipale
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Engelberg, Kloster, Musikbibliothek
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Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal
New York, Hispanic Society of America, Library
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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
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Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya, Seccíon de Música
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Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek, Abteilung Handschriften und Alte Drucke
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Journal of Musicology
Ivrea, Cattedrale, Biblioteca Capitolare
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Rome, Biblioteca Angelica
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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Grottaferrata, Biblioteca del Monumento Nazionale
Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Music Division
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New York, Public Library at Lincoln Center, Music Division
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Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek
Worms, Stadtbibliothek und Öffentliche Büchereien
G. Adler, ed.: Handbuch der Musikgeschichte (Frankfurt, 1924, 2/1930/R)
Aosta, Seminario Maggiore
Merseburg, Domstift, Stiftsarchiv
Rivista italiana di musicologia
Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie
Munich, Opernarchiv
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Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College
Atri, Basilica Cattedrale di S Maria Assunta, Biblioteca Capitolare e Museo
Summa musicae medii aevi
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Weimar, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek
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Musical Quarterly
Durham, Cathedral Church, Dean and Chapter Library
Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare
Warsaw, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Gabinet Zbiorów Muzycznych
Faenza, Biblioteca Comunale Manfrediana, Raccolte Musicali
Udine, Biblioteca Comunale Vincenzo Joppi
Trent, Biblioteca Capitolare con Annesso Archivio
Muzïkal 'nïy sovremennik
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Cividale del Friuli, Duomo (Parrocchia di S Maria Assunta), Archivio Capitolare
Oxford, Magdalen College Library
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Prague, Pražská Metropolitní Kapitula
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, sezione Musicale
Toulouse, Bibliothèque Municipale
Etudes grégoriennes
Rimini, Biblioteca Civica Gambalunga
Montpellier, Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire, Section Médecine
Berne, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek
Archiv für Musikwissenschaft
Brno, Moravské Zemské Muzeum, Oddělení Dějin Hudby
Ipswich, Suffolk Record Office
Siena, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Madrid, Casa Ducal de Medinaceli, Biblioteca
Die Musikforschung
Florence, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini
R.M.A. [Royal Musical Association] Research Chronicle
Brussels, Conservatoire Royal, Bibliothèque, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Bibliotheek
The New Oxford History of Music (Oxford, 1954-90)
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
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Le Havre, Bibliothèque Municipale
Chantilly, Musée Condé
Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik-Gesellschaft
Prague, Národní Knihovna, Hudenbí Oddělení
Apt, Basilique Ste Anne
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1er/Koninlijke Bibliotheek Albert I, Section de la Musique
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London, British Library
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Trent, Biblioteca Comunale
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New York, Robert O. Lehman, private collection [in US-NYpm]
Miscellanea musicologica [Australia]
Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse muziekgeschiedenis [and earlier variants]
Padua, Biblioteca Universitaria
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Chartres, Bibliothèque Municipale
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Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, sezione Musica
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Acta musicologica
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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Basle, Universität Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Montserrat, Abadía
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Paris, Bibliothèque Ste-Geneviève
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Lisbon, Biblioteca da Ajuda
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Tournai, Chapitre de la Cathédrale, Archives
Frankfurt, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek
Gainesville (FL), University of Florida Library, Music Library
Treviso, Biblioteca Capitolare della Cattedrale
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale
Nuremberg, Bibliothek beim Landeskirchlichen Archiv