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Musicae, id est artis canendi, libri duo.

Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1537, vdm: 550

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 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).


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

  
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