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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 464
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
From the Songbook Collection of Aegidius Tschudi: Volume for Bass and Descant Voices
Paper · II + 25 + II ff. ff. · 14.5 x 21–21.5 cm · second third of the 16th century
Latin, French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Songbook owned by the universal scholar Aegidius Tschudi (1505-1572) of Glarus; together with Tschudi’s estate, it became the property of the Abbey Library of St. Gall in 1768. This volume contains in one binding the part-books for bass and descant voices for 17 motets and chansons in five or six parts by contemporary composers such as Josquin Desprez or Loyset Compère, written in mensural notation using the five line staff. This songbook was written by several hands, among them Tschudi himself, who added notes about modes on fol. 12rv and 24v25r (the schemata on fol. 25v likely are by Heinrich Glarean). Except for one piece, all the compositions in Tschudi’s songbook also appear in Cod. Sang. 463‬‬; therefore these part-books seem to be drafts for the final collection. (sno)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Band 2 Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften 9.-16. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2008, S. 44-46.
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Additional description:
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 152.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0464 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 464: From the Songbook Collection of Aegidius Tschudi: Volume for Bass and Descant Voices (
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Document Type:
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16th century
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18th century
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