Transcriptions(music scores)

Here is the list of transcriptions (music scores) I made. Almost all transcriptions are made from images or facsimiles of original manuscripts.


Codex Calixtinus ( 12th C )

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
Congaudeant catholici f.185r Ver.1:F.Ludwig PS PDF TeX MIDI
Ver.2:D.Hughes PS PDF TeX MIDI
Version'a4' PS PDF TeX MIDI
Version'THV' PS PDF TeX MIDI

Early Polyphony ( 12th C )

Title MS, folio Version Transcription Sound Note
Verbum Patris humanatur *7 v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI

Montpellier Codex ( 13th C )

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
Alle, psallite cum luya ?? v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Amor potest/Ad amorem/tenor f.378v-379r v0.1.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI *2
Huic ut/Huic ut/tenor f.393v-394v v0.0.3 PS PDF TeX MIDI *3

Bamberg codex ( 13th C )

Title MS, folio Version Transcription Sound Note
In seculum brevenew fol. 64 v0.1 PDF TeX MIDI mp3 *15

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat ( 14th C )

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
O Virgo splendens hic in monte celso f.XXIv-f.XXIIr v1.0.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI mp3
Stella splendence in monte f.XXIIv v0.0.2 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Mariam Matrem Virginem f.XXVr v1.0 PDF TeX MIDI mp3
Imperayritz de la ciutat ioyosa f.XXVv-f.XXVIr v1.0.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI

The images of "Llibre Vermell de Montserrat" are here.

Guillaume de Machaut ( c1300 - 1377 )

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
Ma fin est mon commencement *5 v1.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI

JACOB DE SENLECHES ( fl 1378 - 1395 )

Title MS. folio Version Transcription Sound Note
La harpe de melodie *10 v1.0.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI

Chantilly codex ( 15th France, Chantilly, Musée Condé Ms. 564 )

Title Folio Version Transcription Sound Note
Cordier: Belle, bonne, sage f.11v v1.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI mp3 *4
Cordier: Tout pas compas f.12 v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Cordier: Tout pas compas(no lyrics) f.12 v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Le mont Aon de Tracenew f.22v v0.1 PDF TeX MIDI mp3
Guido: Dieux gart f.25 v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI *14
Cuvelier: Se Galaas f.38 v1.0.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI mp3 *11

Medieval English songs ( 12th C - 14th C )

Title MS, Folio Version Transcription Sound Note
Sumer is icumen in *8 Standard (v0.1.1) PS PDF TeX MIDI *12
M.Bukofzer (v0.1.1) PS PDF TeX MIDI *9,*12

The Selden Carol Book ( 15th C, Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden B. 26)

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse f.14v v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Deo gracias Anglia f.17v-18r v0.0.2 PS PDF TeX MIDI
Alleluya: A nywe werke f.21v-22r v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX MIDI

The images of "Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden B. 26" are here.

Bodleian Canonici Misc. 213 ( 15th C )

Title Folio no. Version Transcription Sound Note
Ce moys de may (G. Dufay) f.17v v1.1.0 PS PDF TeX MIDI *13
Bon jour, bon mois (G. Dufay) f.44v v0.0.1 PS PDF TeX mp3, MIDI

Guillaume Dufay ( c1400 - 1474 )

Title MS, folio Version Transcription Sound Note
Gloria ad modum tubae ?? v1.0 PDF TeX MIDI mp3


Notes

*1 transcription
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*2 Amor potest/Ad amorem/tenor
Carl Parrish: The Notation of Medieval Music, Plate XL. [Back]

*3 Huic ut/Huic ut/tenor
Willi Apel: The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900-1600, 5th edition, P316, Facsimile 63. [Back]

*4 Belle, bonne, sage
Willi Apel: The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900-1600, 5th edition, P427, Facsimile 88. [Back]

*5 Ma fin est mon commencement
Bodleian MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229, f.56r. We can see the image of this from here. [Back]

*7 Verbum Patris humanatur
Cambridge University Library, Ff.i.17.
The New Oxford History of Music, vol.2, Early medieval music, up to 1300, pp302-304. [Back]

*8 Sumer is icumen in
London, British Library, MS Harley 978, f. 11v.l
We can see the image of this from the following. [Back]

*9 Sumer is icumen in: M.Bukofzer version
This is essentially M.Bukofzer's transcription of the restored manuscript. Here, the meter is considered as 'binary'. See 'Carl Parrish: The Notation of Medieval Music, p.128.' [Back]

*10 La harpe de melodie
Chicago: Newberry Library 54.1, fol. 10.
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*11 Johannes Cuveilier: Se Galaas
Johannes Wolf: Musikalische Schriftproben des 13. bis 15. Jahrhunderts : 78 Kompositionen aus den Handschriften in der Originalnotation mitgeteilt, Leibzig, 1904, pp115-117.
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*12 Sumer is icumen in
The first versions (v0.0.1) contain two errors in the latin text as follows.
  • Bar 1: Perpice (erratum) -> Perspice
  • Bar 11: No parcens (erratum) -> Non parcens
I would like to thank John Briggs who pointed out these errors.

The version 0.1.0 also contains errors. Notes in bars 13-14 were notated one degree higher. I would like to thank D.G. who pointed out these errors.
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*13 Ce moys de may
I would like to thank Mr. O'Donnell for sending his lyrics transcription and giving comments which are helpful to improve this transcription.
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*14 Guido: Dieux gart
Johannes Wolf: Musikalische Schriftproben des 13. bis 15. Jahrhunderts : 78 Kompositionen aus den Handschriften in der Originalnotation mitgeteilt, Leibzig, 1904, pp113-115.
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*15 In seculum breve
Carl Parrish: The Notation of Medieval Music, Plate XXXVI.
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Remarks

Last modified: 2013/8/17