Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
[between 1400 and 1499]
87 leaves : paper ; 215 x 150 (150 x 95) mm bound to 220 x 153 mm


Library of Congress genre(s)
Restrictions note
Open for research.
Summary note
Greek music manuscript containing a collection of kratēmata (sing. kratēma) (kalophonic compositions). Included are Teretismata by the following composers: "Iōannē Koukouzelē," "Iōannē Lampadarē", "tou Klouva" (fol. 26r), and "tou Glykeōs." Some of the titles for kratēmata found in the manuscript are: persios (Persian), aēdōn (nightngale), polemikos (polemic), tetraphonos or ēchēma, plagios, megalon sēmantron (elongated bell), entechnon (artistic), dyskolon (difficult), trochos, phthorikon, and tou vasileōs.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by the cataloger.
  • Physical description: 13 double lines per page; written in middle-Byzantine music notation in brown-black and red ink on European paper, probably Italian. The watermark is a dragon (basilic), similar to Dieter and Johanna Harlfinger, "Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften" (Berlin. 1974), no. 21 (1445) ; large initial letters in red ink; 87 unnumbered folia; marginal notes; first and last pages incomplete.
Binding note
Bound in the Preservation office, 2009.
Language note
In Byzantine neumes.
Source acquisition
Purchase: by Kenneth and Brooks E. Levy in Greece. AM 2009-32.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
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