The Copenhagen Chansonnier : (Thott 291 8º )





The Copenhagen Chansonnier : (Thott 291 8º )

This Chansonnier which has been characterized as the perhaps most interesting and valuable medieval manuscript of music in the Royal Library, occupies a place apart among the relatively few manuscripts which hand down the French-Burgundian repertory of chansons from the late 15th century. The manuscript contains texts and notes of 33 three-voiced songs. One song - "Iactens secours" - has been added in the 16th century. The manuscript ends with essays of modulation.

Parchment, 47 ff.; 17,5 x 12 cm. * France, 15th century.

Litt.: N.C.L. Abrahams: Description des manuscrits francais du moyen âge de la Bibliothèque Royale de Copenhague, Kbh. 1844, pp. 148-50.

Knud Jeppesen: Der Kopenhagener Chansonnier, Broude Brothers, New York 1965 (reprint).

See list of songs and composers here.