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6 Instrumental Motets from the Bamberg Codex - 3 scores

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3 Tenor Recorders
Edited by Thomas. String Trios. Early Music Library. Sacred. 3 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EMLV173).

Item Number: MM.EMLV173

The Bamberg Codex (Bamberg, Staatliche Bibliothek, Ms. Lit. 115) is a beautifully written manuscript containing mostly polytextual motets. There is no precise date for the compilation of the collection, but the repertoire contained in it is generally thought to date from around 1260-1290. One section of the manuscript consists of seven apparently purely instrumental motets, five of which are based on the plainsong "In seculum" - these are all printed here, together with the "Neuma" motet. In fact there are really only three "In seculum" pieces, as there are two versions of two pieces (no. 3 is basically the same music as no. 2, but in diminution, and the same relationship exists between no. 4 and 5).

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