Burgos, Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real de las Huelgas, s.n. (olim MS IX)

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Considered one of the most important extant sources of medieval European Christian polyphony, this collection of liturgical music was compiled in Burgos by various scribes in the first half of the fourteenth century and is preserved in the Cistercian convent of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas. Annotations witness that professional musicians performed its contents, but the nuns of the convent may also have sung from the book. The codex includes nearly 190 pieces, most of them composed in the thirteenth century; it remained in use into the fifteenth century.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Las Huelgas Codex": Códice Musical de Las Huelgas facsimile edition, published by Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 1997

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Manuscript book description compiled by Mary Helen Gallucci.
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Códice Musical de Las Huelgas

Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 1997

  • Commentary by Bell, Nicolas; Gago, Luis
  • Limited Edition: 980 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Las Huelgas Codex: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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