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Edition:
Musicae, id est artis canendi, libri duo.

Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1537, vdm: 550

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
Place of printing:

Nuremberg

Printer:
Johann Petreius
Year:
1537
Further information on dating:
Taken from title page.
Catalogue references:
RISM B/6:
p. 412
VD16:
H 3380
vdm:
550
Type of source:

Theory book

Language:

Latin

Format:
Printed area:
102 x 158 mm
Number of leaves:
62
Original foliation:
[4 folios], [p.1], pp. 2-115
Collation:

A-O4, P6.

Privilege:

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

Autopsy copy:

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

Technique for printing music:

single impression; individual notes printed from type

Single impression music font:

Petreius Small

Measurements:

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

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.

Genre:
example in theory book
Number of voices:
1, 2, 4
Notation:
Mensural notation
Number of staff lines:
5, 6, 8
Repertoire:

several polyphonic music examples

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

Dedicatee:

Hieronymus Baumgartner the Elder

Contributors:

Thomas Venatorius

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.

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)

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