Montpellier, Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier, Section Médecine, MS H 196

Montpellier Codex Facsimile Edition

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The Montpellier Codex (known to musicologists as Mo) is an important source of medieval polyphony, music with two or more melodically independent lines. Most of its compositions are motets, with one or more voices singing in French while another sings a melody taken from Christian chant in Latin. The manuscript was made in Paris in the decades before and after 1300. Its eighteen historiated initials in Parisian Gothic style are the work of four artists, including one in the circle of Master Honoré. Amusing vignettes occupy the bas-de-page of six pages.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Montpellier Codex": Polyphonies du XIIIe siècle: le Manuscrit H 196 de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier facsimile edition, published by Éditions de l'Oiseau Lyre, 1935-1939

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Polyphonies du XIIIe siècle: le Manuscrit H 196 de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier

Paris: Éditions de l'Oiseau Lyre, 1935-1939

  • Commentary (French) by Rokseth, Yvonne
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Montpellier Codex: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

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