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Codici per cantare - I Libroni del Duomo nella Milano sforzesca

Daniele V. Filippi, Agnese Pavanello (Hgg.)

The Libroni (literally “big books”) prepared for Milan’s Duomo under chapel master Franchinus Gaffurius are among the most interesting sources for Renaissance vocal polyphony. The four large manuscripts contain a diverse and international repertory of sacred music for Mass and Vespers, including works by Compère, Weerbeke, Josquin, Isaac, and Gaffurius himself. Codici per cantare presents a set of studies dedicated to the Libroni and subdivided into two sections: the first has an interdisciplinary nature, with essays on the cultural, social, and ritual context, whereas the second contains musicological investigations on the repertory of the Libroni, from the motetti missales to liturgical compositions for the Office. A codicological analysis and a new annotated catalogue of the Libroni complete a volume that aims to become a reference work for all interested in Gaffurius’s manuscripts.