A-LIb 529, Fragment 27

[The cataloguing project Musikalische Quellen (9.-15. Jahrhundert) in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Musical Sources (9th-15th Century) in the Austrian National Library), conducted by Alexander Rausch and Robert Klugseder at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has made the Linz Fragments available online in high-resolution images. All links to the source including a preliminary inventory by Reinhard Strohm go to the homepage of this project. The image rights lie with Robert Klugseder who took the photos.]

Le serviteur

Another Le serviteur setting was identified by Reinhard Strohm on Linz Fragment 27, for which he identified a concordance in Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS Banco Rari 229 (formerly Magl.XIX 59) on fol. 279v-280 (no. 258). This setting uses only Dufay’s cantus and envelops it with a rich and active four voice counterpoint.

Since Fragment 27 seemed to have contained the entire notation for the two contratenor voices it can be assumed that the missing cantus and tenor used to be on the facing page of an opening, most likely the verso page, which would make Fragment 27 a recto page.

The notation missing due to the cropping of the page is coloured grey while the missing voices (cantus and tenor) are given in small notation. All emendations are taken from the complete transmission of the piece in Florence 229.

"Le serviteur" - missing music given in grey and small notation (taken from Florence 229)

“Le serviteur” – missing music given in grey and small notation (taken from Florence 229)

Marc Lewon

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