New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.979

Vindel Parchment Facsimile Edition

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Named for the antiquarian book dealer who discovered it, the Vindal Parchment is an important witness to early secular song on the Iberian peninsula. It constitutes the earliest example of secular music of the Iberian peninsula written in a notation that reveals the exact melodies. The two conjoint leaves were copied in Galicia in the last quarter of the thirteenth century and present seven Galician-Portuguese love songs, six with musical notation, attributed to the troubadour Martín Codax. The melodies are written in square notation on staves of five red lines.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Vindel Parchment": Pergamino Vindel facsimile edition, published by M. Moleiro Editor, 2016

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Pergamino Vindel

Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, 2016

  • Commentary (Galician, English, Spanish) by Miró, Mónica; Fernández, Ariadna; Sharrer, Harvey L.; Arbor Aldea, Mariña; Marcenaro, Simone; Ciaralli, Antonio; Calvia, Antonio; Cohen, Rip
  • Limited Edition: 987 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Vindel Parchment: 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.

This edition includes a CD in which the soprano Speranza Cerullo sings the Cantigas de Martin Codax just as they were composed.

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