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Source: F-PN Coll. Roths, MS 2973

manuscript of polyphony , 1470-7; provenance: France, 'Cordiforme Chansonnier; Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu'

Archive
Bibliothèque Nationale [F-PN]
Shelfmark
Coll. Roths, MS 2973 [olim: shelf mark: 1.5.13]
Date
1470-7
Description

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RECUEIL de Chansons italiennes et françaises. Ms. sur vélin de 72 f., en forme de cœur (fin du XVe siècle), velours rouge, tr. dor. miniatures et encadrements.
RECUEIL de Chansons italiennes et françaises. Ms. sur vélin de 72 f., en forme de cœur (fin du XVe siècle), velours rouge, tr. dor. miniatures et encadrements. Source: gallica.bnf.fr

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Census Catalogue Description:

From Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music 1400-1550 5 vols., Renaissance Manuscript Studies (Neuhausen-Stuttgart: American Institute of Musicology, Hänssler Verlag, 1979-1988) Vol. 3, p. 35 and Vol. 4, p. 464

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30 French secular pieces, 14 Italian secular pieces = 44

(Barbingant/Fedé)-1, (Bedingham)-1, (Bedingham/Dufay)-1, (Bedingham/Dunstable)-1, (Binchois)-1, (Binchois/Dufay)-1, (Binchois/Frye)-1, (Busnois)-2, (Busnois/Caron)-1, (Cornago)-2, (Dufay)-2 + 1?, (Hayne van Ghizeghem)-1, (Morton)-2, (Ockeghem)-2, (Vincenet)-1, anon-23

72 parchment folios in shape of a single heart when book is closed and of two joined hearts when book is open, 185 (along spine) x 160 (across lobes of heart). Original ink foliation, 1-68 (first four folios unnumbered; = "A-D" in KottC). Ff. 64'-68' blank. Original red velvet covers; binding and folios edged with gold. Original index on ff. A-C'. Copied by a single scribe. Illuminated miniatures, initials, and floral borders. Coat of arms of Jean de Montchenu (see below) on f. D; ex libris and coat of arms of later owner "Pucci" inside front cover.

1470-7 (KottU). Copied in Savoy; compiled for Jean de Montchenu, a soldier and priest (later Bishop of Viviers) serving as Vicar-General and Councillor to Jean-Louis de Savoie, Bishop of Geneva. Subsequently owned by "Pucci," a Maltese nobleman. Listed in 19th-century library catalogues of Chédeau and Baron Jérôme Pichon (PicotC). Later acquired by the Paris banker Nathan James Edouard, Baron de Rothschild (1844-81), whose library went to his son Henri; passed to Bibliothèque Nationale in 1933.

Vol 4

Composers: Add "(Regis)-1"; change "anon-23" to "anon-22."

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Provenance
France , Savoy
Notation
black void mensural

Bibliography

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  • View Atlas, Allan W: 'Conflicting Attributions in Italian Sources of the Franco-Netherlandish Chanson, c. 1465-c. 1505: A Progress Report on a New Hypothesis', in Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Patronage, Sources and Texts (Cambridge, 1981) [249 ff] , 269-72 [Notes: contents list (partial); concordances (partial); transcriptions (partial); mention of MS; discussion]
  • View Atlas, Allan (ed.): Robert Morton: The Collected Works, Masters and Monuments of the Renaissance Vol. 2 (New York, 1981) , xxiii-xxvi, 70-85 [Notes: contents list (partial); concordances (partial); mention of MS; discussion]
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  • View Atlas, Allan: The Cappella Giulia Chansonnier (Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, C. G.XIII.27), Musicological Studies Vol. 27 (Brooklyn, 1975-6) , I, 95ff, 240, passim [Notes: contents list (partial); concordances (partial); mention of MS; discussion]
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  • View Kottick, Edward Leon: The Music of the Chansonnier Cordiforme: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Rothschild 2973, Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina (1962) , I-II [Notes: physical description; contents list; concordances; texts; transcription; efacsimile (partial); mention of MS; discussion]
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  • View de Van, Guillaume; Besseler, Heinrich (eds.): Guillaume Dufay: Opera Omnia, Corpus mensurabilis musicae Vol. 1 (Neuhausen nr. Stuttgart: American Institute of Musicology, 1948-66) , VI [Notes: physical description (partial); contents list (partial); concordances (partial); transcriptions (partial); texts (partial)]
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Table of contents

  • View 34v-35 Sancte speculum trinitatis = Fortune par ta cruaulte   - Johannes Vincenet (Vicenot; Vincentius du Bruequet)

Relationships

Persons and places
  • commissioned/made for: Jean de Montchenu (soldier and priest (later Bishop of Viviers) serving as Vicar-General and Councillor to Jean-Louis de Savoie, Bishop of Geneva)
  • owner: Pucci (Maltese nobleman)
  • owner: Chedeau library
  • owner: Baron Jerome Pichon
  • owner: Nathan James Edouard, Baron de Rothschild (1844-81) (Paris banker)