A primary work of German secular polyphony: 100 songs by famous composers such as Hermann von Salzburg or Heinrich von Mügeln

Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript

First half of the 15th century

Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript

Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript

— First half of the 15th century

  1. 100 songs by famous composers like Hermann von Salzburg, Heinrich von Mügeln, and Peters von Ardberg

  2. It is a primary source of the highest worth for German secular-vernacular polyphony ca. 1400

  3. 31 spiritual, 57 profane songs, and 12 meistergesang make it a source of the greatest value for musicology

Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript

Alternative Titles:
  • Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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Short Description

The Mondsee-Vienna Music Manuscript is one of the most important musicological sources to have survived to the present. The manuscript consists of 100 songs by famous composers like Hermann von Salzburg, Heinrich von Mügeln, and Peters von Ardberg, as well as from anonymous authors. Most of the songs feature some kind of Gothic notation consisting of 4 or 5 red lines and arbitrary markings indicating things like intonation and verse endings.

Mondsee-Vienna Music Manuscript

The so-called Mondsee-Vienna Music Manuscript is one of the most important monuments of the medieval art of song. It contains 31 spiritual and 57 profane songs as well as 12 meistergesang. It is a source of the greatest value for musicology. No less than 47 of the 100 works have been specifically attributed to Hermann von Salzburg, with additional texts originating from Heinrich von Mügeln and Peters von Ardberg. This songbook is not only a musicological source for the song style of the compositions by Hermann von Salzburg and the only codex with 3 concordances for the four surviving "tones" by Heinrich von Mügeln, but is also a primary source of the highest worth for the various forms of secular-vernacular polyphony in the German language area ca. 1400. Of the 83 compositions with Gothic notation consisting of 4 or 5 red lines and the consistently arbitrary employment of note forms and marks distinguishing verse-endings, 27 are spiritual, 54 are secular, and 2 are meistergesang.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift
Size / Format
238 pages / 27.8 x 21.0 cm
Date
First half of the 15th century
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Die Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Mondsee-Vienna music manuscript – Cod. Vindob. 2856 – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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Die Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1968
Binding
Half leather
Commentary
1 volume (46 pages) by H. Heger
Language: German

H. Heger, Vienna, 46 pp., 1 plate.
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