A-Wn Cod 5455, fol. 180v (photographed by Robert Klugseder in the course of the cataloguing project Musikalische Quellen (9.-15. Jahrhundert) in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek) features four untexted melodies with German incipits which were announced in an earlier entry to this blog site:
The second of these melodies (“An czal dý etc”) sounded so hauntingly familiar to me and like a number of secular pieces from the œuvre of the Monk of Salzburg that I looked for concordances there—only to find not the second but the first melody to be a new concordance to one of his pieces: “Pärlein vnd mit” turns out to be the melody of the monophonic song “Pey perlin vnd pey spangen” by the Monk of Salzburg which otherwise only survives in the Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift (A-Wn Cod 2856, fol. 196v-197).
The following transcription is my reading of the first melody of A-Wn Cod 5455, fol. 180v:
A synoptic edition of the two parallel transmissions reveals how close this new concordance is to the texted version in the Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift:
Apart from the third verse (= fourth musical phrase) and the notated upbeats in the Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift, the melodies are almost identical. The textless opening melisma is a characteristic feature of these songs which (even though it cannot be proven without known texted concordances) seems to also apply for the other three melodies from this source.
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