Polyphonies of the 13th Century – Montpellier Codex

Paris (France) — Ca. 1250–1300

Polyphonies of the 13th Century – Montpellier Codex

Polyphonies of the 13th Century – Montpellier Codex

Manuscrit H196 Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
Alternative Titles:
  • Sammlung von Liedern und Hymnen
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  2. Codicology
Short Description

The Montpellier Codex is a crucial source for both the stylistic chronology of medieval French polyphony as well as for what are known as "Pre-Franconian" and "Franconian" motets, after Franco of Cologne. It contains 336 polyphonic compositions written in Latin and French originating from Paris ca. 1250–1300, which were likely compiled into a manuscript ca. 1300. They are divided into 8 fascicles, each of which has a richly decorated opening folio. The manuscript is comprised of 41 pages illustrated with historiated initials and bas-de-page miniatures depicting hunting and games in particular. The combination of a wealth of musical compositions and rich illumination makes the Montpellier Codex a true synthesis of the arts.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Sammlung von Liedern und Hymnen
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Ca. 1250–1300
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Polyphonies du XIIIe siècle: le Manuscrit H 196 de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier Facsimile

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Polyphonies du XIIIe siècle: le Manuscrit H 196 de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier Facsimile

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1 volume by Yvonne Rokseth
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