A-LIb 529, Fragment 30

[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.]

Se une fois puis recouvrir ioie (Hayne van Ghizeghem)

The other side of Fragment 29 (see previous post)—Linz Fragment 30—is listed in Reinhard Strohm’s preliminary inventory to contain Hayne van Ghizeghem’s chanson “Se une fois”, and as would be expected, the edition of the music does not hold any big surprises.

The greater part of the cantus line, the entire tenor part and about a third of the bassus voice survive. And, just as Fragment 29, this fragment transmits a three voice composition. When considering the other folio within the Linz Fragments which has only three voice pieces (Fragments 43 & 44, see earlier posts), a pattern seems to emerge: It appears that the pieces were at least roughly sorted by number of voices.

Only a few features stand out in the Linz-transmission of Se une fois: In bar 19-20 of the edition two bassus notes are marked which are missing in the manuscript. This means that the version at hand would not have worked as written. Bar 38 is the only place where the Linz version differs noticeably from the Pixérécourt version and it is this place where parallel fifths occur as a consequence—something that was surely not intended.

For the following edition I took the transmission of the Pixérécourt Chansonnier (F-Pn, f. fr. 15123, fol. 149v-150) to fill in the gaps (in grey notation) of the Linz version.

"Se une fois" (Hayne van Ghizeghem)

“Se une fois” (Hayne van Ghizeghem)

Marc Lewon

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