DIAMM

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

Source: GB-Cmc MS 1594

manuscript of polyphony , Early 15th century; provenance: France, 'Pepys'

Archive
Magdalene College [GB-Cmc]
Shelfmark
MS 1594
Date
Early 15th century
Description

External data sources: 14th-century French music notation tutorials; transcribed texts

RISM description:

RISM B/IV 2: An early 15th century vellum manuscript meas. 206 x 149 mm. and containing 44 folios + 3 unnumbered paper flyleaves at the front (with a portrait of Pepys on the verso of the third one) and 4 similar leaves at the end, all 7 belonging to the 17th century Pepys binding of black-brown mottled leather over pulp boards. The gilt tooling on the spine includes the title "VIEUX || CHANS || MSS", while the Pepys arms in gilt appear on the back cover. The codex, which is foliated in modern pencil at t.r.r., is written in a current early 15th century script in 2 cols, with red-blue initials. On f. 44v a pencil-sketch of a lady dates from c. 1500 and betrays some skill, while on f. 12v may be found an attractively illuminated miniature in gold, blue, red, green, etc. The contents of the ms are Machaut's Remède de Fortune (f. l-36v) and a treatise on love (f. 38-43). The music to the interpolations in the Remède is in typical Ars Nova notation on 8 red five-line staves per page, and is liberally sprinkled with accidentals.

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Provenance
France
Notation
Ars nova notation
RISM
RISM 1

Bibliography

  • View Earp, Lawrence: Guillaume de Machaut: A Guide to Research (New York and London: Garland, 1995)
  • View Schrade, L: The Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century 3 vols. (1954 -1956) [Commentary to Volumes II and III, edited by Leo Schrade (Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1956 (typescript))] , II, 138ff, 150, II-III, commentary, 34 [Notes: none]
  • View Ludwig, Friedrich (ed.): Guillaume de Machaut: Musikalische Werke, 1-3 (Leipzig: Publikationen älterer Musik, 1926-9) [Vol. 4 completed by H. Besseler, 1943 (destroyed), repr. 1953] , I, 93ff, 58; II, 12, 43, 45, 50, 52 [Notes: none]

Table of contents

  • View 1 4-6 Qui n'aroit autre deport   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 2 8-12v Tels rit au main qui au soir pleure   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 3 17 Joie, plaisence et douce norriture   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 4 23v-24v En amer ha douce vie / car tant plaist la maladie   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 5 25v Dame de qui toute ma joie / n’assés loer si comme il appartient   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 6 29-29v Dame, a vous sans retollir   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)
  • View 7 35 Tant doucement me sens emprisonnés   - Guillaume de Machaut (Machau, Machault, Guillelmus de Machandio, Mascandio)

Relationships

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    • View US-NYw see GB-Cambridge, Corpus Christi College: Ferrell-Vogüé MS. Private Collection of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell, on deposit at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
    • View F-SERRANT ms of the duchess de la Trémoïlle - Paris, nouvelles acquisitions françaises 23190
    • View GB-Cccc Ferrell-Vogüé MS. Private Collection of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell
    • View F-AS 897
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    • View F-Pa MS 5203
Persons and places
  • owner: Samuel Pepys
  • Front cover
  • insidefrontboard
  • Front flyleaf i
  • Front flyleaf i_v
  • Front flyleaf ii
  • Front flyleaf ii_v
  • Front flyleaf iii
  • Front flyleaf iii_v
  • 1
  • 1v
  • 2
  • 2v
  • 3
  • 3v
  • 4
  • 4v
  • 5
  • 5v
  • 6
  • 6v
  • 7
  • 7v
  • 8
  • 8v
  • 9
  • 9v
  • 10
  • 10v
  • 11
  • 11v
  • 12
  • 12v
  • 13
  • 13v
  • 14
  • 14v
  • 15
  • 15v
  • 16
  • 16v
  • 17
  • 17v
  • 18
  • 18v
  • 19
  • 19v
  • 20
  • 20v
  • 21
  • 21v
  • 22
  • 22v
  • 23
  • 23v
  • 24
  • 24v
  • 25
  • 25v
  • 26
  • 26v
  • 27
  • 27v
  • 28
  • 28v
  • 29
  • 29v
  • 30
  • 30v
  • 31
  • 31v
  • 32
  • 32v
  • 33
  • 33v
  • 34
  • 34v
  • 35
  • 35v
  • 36
  • 36v
  • 37
  • 37v
  • 38
  • 38v
  • 39
  • 39v
  • 40
  • 40v
  • 41
  • 41v
  • 42
  • 42v
  • 43
  • 43v
  • 44
  • 44v
  • Rear flyleaf iv
  • Rear flyleaf iv_v
  • Rear flyleaf v
  • Rear flyleaf v_v
  • Rear flyleaf vi
  • Rear flyleaf vi_v
  • Inside rear cover
  • Rear cover
  • spine

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