Influences | Early Music Sources | Medieval Era | Classical
Winchester Troper: one of the earliest sources of polyphony, an English manuscript dating from the early eleventh century and originally used in Winchester; now in Cambridge.
Montpellier Codex: an important source of motets, compiled during the thirteenth century; now in the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire, Montpellier.
Roman de Fauvel: a satirical poem about the church written in the early fourteenth century. The most important manuscript has 167 musical items inserted in and appended to the poem, including works by Vitry. It is now in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris.
Robertsbridge Codex: the earliest surviving manuscript of keyboard music (c. 1360), a fragment containing arrangements of two motets from the Roman de Fauvel, a hymn and three estampies (dances); now in the British Library, London.
Machaut manuscripts: six manuscripts (c. 1350 to c. 1390) representing his works from different periods of his career. Most are richly illuminated; some may have been made under his supervision. Five are now in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, the other is in a private collection in New York.
Chantilly Manuscript: one of the two principal sources for the music of the Ars Subtilior. Its origin is unknown; now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly.
Old Hall Manuscript: an English manuscript of the early fifteenth century, probably compiled at the court of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, containing sacred music by such composers as Dunstaple.
Squarcialupi Codex: a major source of fourteenth-century Italian music, compiled in Florence c. 1410–15; now in the Biblioteca medicea Laurenziana, Florence.
Trent Codices: a group of seven manuscripts containing music from 1400–75. The music is by composers from all over Europe. Six are now in the Museo Provinciale d’Arte, Trento, the other is the Biblioteca Capitolare.
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