The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts


  • Shelfmark: O.3.38
  • Manuscript Title: Musica
  • Alternative Title:   Tract on Music
  • James Number: 1210  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xv late.
  • Physical Description: Well written. In something like a Roman hand.
  • Provenance: On the flyleaf the name Beniamin Charier (xvi, xvii).
  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. B. 32. No. 98.
  • Size (cms): 26 x 21.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin; Music
  • Century: 15th century
  • Folio: 18 + 2 ff.
  • Collation:  18 212 (wants 1, 2).
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  • Tract on Music.
    f.1 De Genere multiplici et eius speciebus
    Multiplex genus est quum maior numerus comparatus et superpositus minori comprehendit ipsum intra se pluries precise.
    Examples are given, on a five-line stave throughout.
    On f.2b: Satis tractatum de genere multiplici.
    f.2b De Genere superparticulari et eius speciebus
    f.5 De Genere superpartienti
    f.9b De Genere multiplici superpartiente et eius speciebus
    On the last example (f.12a) is:
    Quod Joannes Dygouns Mo Vuylborns.
    f.12b is blank.
    On f.13 begins another division in which the same genera are treated, with examples. It begins
    Proportio dupla est prima species multiplicis generis
    and ends on f.18a: aut per figuram ut hic. 8 ad O. 8 ad C.
    An example follows.

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