[Collection of early medieval theoretical music treatises : 12th century].

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1 online resource (94 unnumbered leaves) : illustrations, music


  • Online version of original resource made available by the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music.
  • Latin MS., written in Germany or Austria, in red and black (iron)--ink on parchment, in German Carolingian minuscule hand; includes frequent marginal glosses in a later cursive hand.
  • Includes diagrams (e.g. ℓ. 18v., 19r., 27r.-28v., 54v.-55v., 64v.); music in neumatic notation (in campo aperto, e.g. ℓ. 72r.; diastematic, e.g. ℓ. 91r.-v., 92r.-v.); and Guidonian hand (ℓ. 93v.); ℓ. 93r., 94r.-v. blank.
  • 15th century binding of wooden boards and white vellum with Admont Abbey item numbers "494" on spine, and MS. title "Dialogus de musica" on front cover: leaf from 13th century legal MS. used as front fly-leaf.
  • Formerly owned by the Benedictine Admont Abbey, near Salzburg, Austria; purchased by the Sibley Music Library from E.P. Goldschmidt in 1936.
  • Includes works by Odo, Abbott of Cluny; Aribo Scholasticus; Guido Aretinus; Berno, Abbot of Reichenau; Hermannus Contractus; and various anonymous works.
  • For inventory of contents, compare: Aribo Scholasticus. De musica. Edidit Jos. Smits van Waesberghe. Rome. American Institute of Musicology, 1951, pages i-ii. (Corpus scriptorum de musica, 2); compare also: Ricci, Seymour de. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York, H.W. Wilson, 1935-1940, pages 1875.
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Dialogus de musica
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