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  • [Musical treatises]


  • Preottonus, Johannes Franciscus, active 15th century
  • Marchetto, da Padova, active 1305-1326
  • Muris, Johannes de, approximately 1300-approximately 1350
  • Johannes, de Garlandia, active 13th century
  • Egidius, de Murino, active 14th century
  • Hothby, John, approximately 1430-1487
  • Guido, d'Arezzo

Created / Published

  • [1465-1477]


  • Table of planets, in Italian (ff. [1-2]) -- Ratio paschalis, table for finding Easter, 1400-1931 (ff. [4r.-6v.]) -- De aureo numero versus (ff. [7r.-11r.]) -- Table of contents (ff. [11v.-13r.]) -- Lucidarium / Marchetus de Padua (ff. 1r.-47r.) -- De practica arte mensurabilis cantus / Johannes de Muris (ff. 47v.-56r.) -- De musica plana / Johannes de Garlandia (ff. 56r.-70v.) -- Regulae utiles in cantu plano (ff. 70r.-70v.) -- Mensurabilis cantus / Aegidius de Murino (ff. 70v.-79r.) -- Hec est manus Boetii (f. 80v.) -- De arte contrapuncti / Italian translation by Johannes Franciscus de Preotonibus, of Pavia (ff. 81r.-94v.) ; Uno breve compendio in l'arte del contrapuncto / Johannes de Anglia (ff. 94v.-95v.) -- Brevis summula de arte mensurabilis cantus (ff. 96r.-98r.) -- Nine Latin verses on the scale / Guido Aretinus (f. 98r.) -- Figurae notarum (ff. 98v.-100r.) -- Ratio Guidonis monachi with a Guidonian hand (ff. 100v.-102v.) -- Tractatus fratris Petri de Sancto Dionisio : Musica est scientia bene modulandi ... Explicit Ars cantus fratris Petri de Sancto Dionisio quam scripsit don Jo. Franc. Preottonus de Papia (ff. 102v.-109r.) -- Examples of music for three voices (ff. 109v.-110v.) -- De arte contrapuncti / Johannes de Muris (ff. 112r.-118v.) -- Examples of vocal music (ff. 119v.-128r.) -- La raxone e le questione de la lettera canzelarescha (ff. 128v.-133r.) -- Micrologus (ff. 138r.-155r.) ; Antiphonarium, incomplete (ff. 155v.-157v.) ; Epistola, incomplete (ff. 157v.-159r.) / Guido Aretinus -- Calmetta, 6 verses of a poem in Italian (f. 160r.) -- Rithimi / Guido Aretinus (ff. 165r.-172v.) -- Diuretic recipe in Italian (f. 187v.).


  • -  Title from: Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada.
  • -  F. 47r: Venice; f. 155r: Piacenza.
  • -  Black and red square chant notation and black mensural notation.
  • -  Four or five line staves.
  • -  Original dark brown leather covers over pasteboard lined with two ff. of a twelfth c. ms. of Latin sermons.
  • -  The [13] leaves, 3rd sequence of foliation, are blank.
  • -  Contents from: Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada.
  • -  RISM (Répertoire international des sources musicales), B/III, volume 4, pages 191-196
  • -  RISM (Répertoire international des sources musicales), B/IV, volume 4, pages 1173-1175
  • -  Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss., p. 244, no. 167
  • -  Pesce, D. Guido d'Arezzo's Regule rithmice, Prologus in antiphonarium, and Epistola ad Michahelem, p. 215-219
  • -  Purchase; Walter Toscanini; 1932.


  • a-k,173, [13], 187 leaves : parchment, ill., music ; 21 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML171 .J6

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009536768

Online Format

  • image

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Preottonus, Johannes Franciscus, Active 15Th Century, Da Padova Marchetto, Johannes De Muris, De Garlandia Johannes, De Murino Egidius, John Hothby, and D'Arezzo Guido. Musical Treatises. [to 1477, 1465] Image.

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Preottonus, J. F., Marchetto, D. P., Muris, J. D., Johannes, D. G., Egidius, D. M., Hothby, J. & Guido, D. (1465) Musical Treatises. [to 1477] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Preottonus, Johannes Franciscus, Active 15Th Century, et al. Musical Treatises. [to 1477, 1465] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.