At the conclusion of the Leonardo Anniversary 1519–2019, the Duomo of Milan organised an exhibition about the cathedral in the time of Da Vinci’s stays in Milan. Daniele Filippi curated the section on Franchinus Gaffurius. The newly restored Librone 1 was on display, together with Gaffurius’s treatises and other documents. A special attraction was a multimedia station realised in partnership by the Polifonia Sforzesca Team and the Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale of the State University in Milan: it allowed visitors to listen to a recording of a motet by Gaffurius , visualising in sync the corresponding pages of Librone 1, two types of modern transcription, and the Latin text with Italian and…
Our new book Motet Cycles Between Devotion and Liturgy has been published by Schwabe Verlag.
This book explores the corpus of motet cycles composed and disseminated in manuscript and printed sources of polyphony ca. 1470–ca. 1510, including works by Loyset Compère, Gaspar van Weerbeke, and Franchinus Gaffurius.
Our new book Codici per cantare: I Libroni del Duomo nella Milano sforzesca has been published by Libreria Musicale Italiana.
The Libroni (literally “big books”) prepared for the Duomo under chapel master Franchinus Gaffurius are among the most valuable cultural treasures from Renaissance Milan.