More complete cataloging can be found at: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228446067
Bookseller's description: A very rare music manuscript, containing a "tonary" explaining the Gregorian tones to which the psalms are sung. It begins with a chart "Literae Dominicales"; this is followed by antiphons and hymns. Then the Gregorian tones are explained: "octo toni regulares", "Toni irregulares", "Toni Hymnorum". Different melodies to the same words are noted for different occasions. The Requiem for the Dead is followed by a beautiful hymn "Homo natus in hoc mundo". In the end "Lamentationes Hieremiae", set for "supra" and "tenor". Page [i.e. fol.] 21 verso contains some verses, a pun on the word "Fallo" (probably the writer of the manuscript?". A small portion of one page [fol. 42] is cut away, with no loss of text, otherwise in fine condition.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Plainsong notation in black on three- or four-line staves in red with some strokes in yellow. Foliated in pencil.
Origin: Written in Italy in the fifteenth century.
Binding: Later gold-ruled calf over pasteboards.
Provenance: Purchased from William Salloch, 21 November 1960. Former shelfmark: MS M783.2 L712 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Former shelfmark: MS 783.2 L712 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library). Hughes, Andrew. "New Italian and English sources of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries." Acta musicologica,