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Musicae, id est artis canendi, libri duo.

Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1537, vdm: 550

BASICS
Title page:

MVSICAE,|| ID EST, ARTIS CA=||NENDI LIBRI DVO.|| autor || Sebaldus Heyden.|| [woodcut arms of Nuremberg] || Cum priuilegio Imp. ad sexennium.|| Norimbergae apud Ioh. Petreium, Anno || salutis M.D.XXXVII.||

Author:
Sebald Heyden
Printer:
Johann Petreius
Place of printing:

Nuremberg

Year:
1537
Further information on dating: Taken from title page.
Type of source:

Theory book

Catalogue references:
RISM B/6 p. 412
USTC 676598
VD16 H 3380
vdm
550

Dedicatee:
Hieronymus Baumgartner the Elder
Further contributors: Thomas Venatorius
Privilege:

Cum priuilegio Imp. ad sexennium.|| (title page)

Paratexts:

A2r-A4r: CLARISSIMO || VIRO, DN. HIERONYMO || BAVMGARTNERO, MECOENATI || suo dignissimo, Sebaldus Heyden S.P.D.|| (dedicatory letter dated "Ex Musae nostro Sebaldino. Calendis Martijs M.D. XXXVII")
A4r: AD LECTOREM MVSICVM,|| Tho. Venatorij Carmen.|| (poem)
A4v: INDEX LIBRI PRIMI.|| [...] || INDEX LIBRI SECVNDI.|| [...] ||
P6r: ERRATA.|| (index of errata)

Illustrations:

Coat of arms of Nuremberg on title page. Many diagrams printed from type. Woodcut depiction of a monochord on B4r. Woodcut initials.


Language:

Latin

Format:
Printed area: 102 x 158 mm
Number of leaves:
62
Collation: A-O4, P6.
Original foliation:

[4 folios], [p.1], pp. 2-115

Autopsy copy:

GB-Lbl 556.c.4 (2) (measurements taken from D-Mbs Mus.th. 664)


Online facsimile:

D-Mbs


D-Mbs Mus.th. 664, A1r
DETAILS
Technique for printing music:

single impression; individual notes printed from type

Single impression music font:

Petreius Small

Remarks on printing:

There are larger staves with a height of 19 mm, which show no notation, but solmisation syllables inserted in staff lines. The empty stave printed from type on B3r measures 94.5 x 12.5 mm.


Notation:

Mensural notation

Number of staff lines:
5, 6, 8
Number of voices:
1, 2, 4
Measurements:

full-length staff (C2v): 96 x 9.5 mm


Genre:

example in theory book

Repertoire:

several polyphonic music examples

Named composers:

Gaspar van Weerbeke; Marbrianus de Orto; Jacob Obrecht; Johannes Ockeghem; Ludwig Senfl; Alexander Agricola; Johannes Ghiselin; Pierre de la Rue; Heinrich Isaac; Josquin des Prez


Copies:

CH-Lz, CH-SO, CZ-Pnm, *D-B, D-Buh, D-Dl, D-LEm, D-LEm, D-LÜh, D-Mbs, D-Ngm, D-Nst, D-W, D-WRz, D-Z, D-Z, F-Pn, GB-Er, *GB-Lbl, *GB-Lbl, GB-Ob, GB-T, I-PEc, I-Ra, RUS-SPsc, US-Cn

Copies in historical catalogues:

A copy of this edition was in the Palace library of Duke Albrecht of Prussia (1540-48, see Tondel, Müller-Blattau) and in the Ratsschulbibliothek Zwickau (see Vollhardt). The book is also listed in the 1548 Bibliography by Gesner (see Bernstein).

Related editions:

De arte canendi.

Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1540, vdm: 548


Secondary literature:

Teramoto, Mariko, and Armin Brinzing. Katalog der Musikdrucke des Johannes Petreius in Nürnberg (Catalogus musicus 14). Kassel: 1993 (no. 3)
Judd, Cristle Collins. Reading Renaissance Music Theory. Hearing with the Eyes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 (90ff)
Tondel, Janusz. Eruditio et Prudentia. Die Schlossbibliothek Herzog Albrechts von Preußen. Bestandskatalog 1540-1548. Wolfenbütteler Schriften zur Geschichte des Buchwesens 30. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998 (p. 125, Nr 407)
Josef Müller-Blattau. "Die musikalischen Schätze der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek zu Königsberg i. Pr." ZfMw 6 (1924). p. 215-237. (220)
Bernstein, Lawrence F. “The Bibliography of Music in Conrad Gesner's Pandectae (1548).” Acta Musicologica 45 (1973): 119-163 (no. 111)
Vollhardt, Reinhard: Bibliographie der Musik-Werke in der Ratsschulbibliothek zu Zwickau. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1896. (p. 125, No 220)
Eitner, Robert. Bibliographie der Musik-Sammelwerke des XVI. und XVII. Jahrhunderts. Zusammen mit Franz Xaver Haberl, Dr. Anders Lagerberg und Carl Ferdinand Pohl bearbeitet und herausgegeben. Berlin: Leo Lipmannssohn, 1877 (p. 39)


D-Mbs Mus.th. 664, C2v
COPIES
CH-Lz (Luzern, Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek)
Shelfmark: B. 466.8

CH-SO (Solothurn, Zentralbibliothek)
Shelfmark: N 191**

CZ-Pnm (Praha, Národní muzeum - České muzeum hudby, hudebně-historické oddělení)
Shelfmark: 98 A 46

D-B (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung)
Shelfmark: Mus. ant. theor. H 50
Condition:

Good. Some restorations.

Classification of binding:
later / modern binding
Description of binding: Yellow card binding.
Manuscript additions or corrections:

Old signature on flyleaf: "Musik E 390".

Provenance:

Exlibris sticker on the inside of the back cover: "EX || BIBLIOTHECA || POELCHAVIANA.||".


D-Buh (Berlin, Humboldt-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek, Zweigbibliothek Campus Nord)
Shelfmark: Vb 2505 Rara

D-Dl (Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek)
Shelfmark: MB 8° 360 Rara

D-LEm (Leipzig, Stadtbibliothek - Musikbibliothek)
Shelfmark: I.4° 66

D-LEm (Leipzig, Stadtbibliothek - Musikbibliothek)
Shelfmark: I. 4° 403

D-LÜh (Lübeck, Stadtbibliothek, Musikabteilung)
Shelfmark: Musik 4° 660

D-Mbs (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
Shelfmark: 4 Mus.th. 664
Link to online scan:

D-Mbs


D-Ngm (Nürnberg, Germanisches National-Museum, Bibliothek)
Shelfmark: 8° M. 84r (Post. Inc.)

D-Nst (Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek)
Shelfmark: Var. 10. 4°

D-W (Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek)
Shelfmark: 51 Musica div.

D-WRz (Weimar, Herzogin-Anna-Amalia-Bibliothek - Studienzentrum)
Shelfmark: Inc. 390 (n.4)

D-Z (Zwickau, Ratsschulbibliothek)
Shelfmark: XXIX,5

D-Z (Zwickau, Ratsschulbibliothek)
Shelfmark: XXIV,VII,II

F-Pn (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France)
Shelfmark: Rés. V. 1532 Département des Imprimés

GB-Er (Edinburgh, Reid Music Library of the University of Edinburgh)
Shelfmark: C 173

GB-Lbl (London, British Library)
Shelfmark: 556.c.4 (2)
Classification of binding:
later / modern binding
Content of composite volume:

Oratio funebris .. Camerario, Tubingae, 1537.
Caesares Garmanici descripti a Geiorgio Sabino, 1537.
Ludus de podagra in quo eius, Schöffer, 1537.
Suoetonii Tranquilli,

Manuscript additions or corrections:

1v: handwritten examples of the different mensurations.
After the final folio a canon primo bassus written by hand.
Further musical notation after the final page, showing hexachords and mutations.

Provenance:

The name of J. C. Pepusch is written in brown ink on the title page.


GB-Lbl (London, British Library)
Shelfmark: Hirsch I.236
Classification of binding:
later / modern binding
Manuscript additions or corrections:

p. 35/F2r: two phrases of handwritten Latin text in brown ink, at a level with the Greek words and probably explaining what they mean? “eleph [cancelled] eleñationis & depressionis” / “prodñctionem & correptionem.”
p. 105-108/P1-P2: The corners of these two pages were lost. The paper was reconstituted, and the corners of the text and music was completed in black ink. On p. 108 the third and final line of text on the bottom was completed in pencil, more modern hand. Same at pp. 113-115/Q1r-Q2r? (black ink only).

Provenance:

On the inside cover of the new binding, stamp with the name of James E. Matthew (19th century). Inside cover at the back of the new binding, in pencil: “Titel faksimiliert, die Bll. P1, P2, Q1, Q2 handschriftlich ergänzt. Coll. A.D.” Then on the bottom of the page: “EY/Ct Cohn 10/1/84".


GB-Ob (Oxford, Bodleian Library)
Shelfmark: Tenbury e.26Music*

GB-T (Tenbury Wells, St. Michael’s College Library)
Shelfmark: K.I. 31

I-PEc (Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta)

I-Ra (Roma, Biblioteca Angelica)

RUS-SPsc (St Petersburg, Rossijskaja nacional'naja biblioteka im. M. E. Saltykova-Ščedrina)
Shelfmark: 15.6.6.2

US-Cn (Chicago, IL, The Newberry Library)
Shelfmark: Case V 5. 396