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Edition:
[Sixty-eight songs for three voices].

Frankfurt am Main: Christian Egenolff, [1535 or later], vdm: 30

Title page:

[DISCANTVS]

Place of printing:

Frankfurt am Main

Printer:
Christian Egenolff
Year:
[1535 or later]
Further information on dating:
N. Brigdeman dates this edition to between 1532 and 1535, on the basis of the watermark. Bertz assigns it, following Müller, to “after 1536.” Gustavson dates this edition to after 15. Febr. 1535.
Catalogue references:
vdm:
30
Further details:

Only one partbook (Discantus) is extant. Assigned to Egenolff by N. Bridgeman. This edition is not in RISM. Nr. 14-26 are taken from Petrucci’s „Canti B“ (Fallows).

Type of source:

Polyphonic music book

Language:

Italian; Latin; High German; French

Format:
16º oblong
Printed area:
78 x 50 mm
Musical layout:
partbook
Number of partbooks:
3
Number of leaves:
88 (D)
Original foliation:
None, but the pieces are numbered I-LXVIII.
Collation:

Discantus: ll-vv8

Autopsy copy:

F-Pn RES VM7-504/3

Technique for printing music:

single impression

Single impression music font:

Egenolff

Measurements:

full-length staff: 76.0 x 8.0 mm; height of minim (max.): 7.5 mm

Text font:

Schwabacher, Italic

Remarks on printing:

Only text marks (D). Italic fonts are used for the Latin and Italien text marks, Schwabacher for the other languages. The stems of the minims are printed over two and a half interspaces. The breve measures 2.0 mm. The g-clef measures 3 mm. Triangular flags.

Genre:
polyphonic song, German Lied setting (Tenorlied)
Number of voices:
3
Notation:
Mensural notation
Number of staff lines:
5
Repertoire:

Sixty-eight songs, many in French, some in Flemish, Italian, German and Latin. Three pieces are without text.

Comments on paratexts:

Index of pieces with incipits in Bridgeman.

Secondary literature:

Berz, Ernst-Ludwig. “Die Notendrucker und ihre Verleger in Frankfurt am Main von den Anfängen bis etwa 1630: eine bibliographische und drucktechnische Studie zur Musikpublikation.” In Catalogus musicus 5. Kassel: Internationale Vereinigung der Musikbibliotheken / Internationale Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft, 1970 (Nr. 8); Bridgman, Nanie. “Chrstian Egenolff, Imprimeur de musique (A propos de recueil res. Vm7 504 e la Bibl. nat. de Paris).” Annales Musicologiques 3 (1955): 77-178; Fallows, David. “The Songbooks of Christian Egenolff.” In NiveauNischeNimbus. Die Anfänge des Musikdrucks nördlich der Alpen, edited by Birgit Lodes, 355-368. Tutzing: Schneider, 2010: 347-354; Müller, Hans Christian. “Die Liederdrucke Christian Egenolffs.” Diss., Kiel, 1964 (for dating! ); Berz, Ernst-Ludwig. “Die Notendrucker und ihre Verleger in Frankfurt am Main von den Anfängen bis etwa 1630: eine bibliographische und drucktechnische Studie zur Musikpublikation.” In Catalogus musicus 5. Kassel: Internationale Vereinigung der Musikbibliotheken / Internationale Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft, 1970 (p. 148 # 8); Gustavson, Royston. “Egenolff, Christoph.” In Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, edited by Ludwig Finscher, Personenteil 6: 98-103

   

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