Le manuscrit Clm 4301 de Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de München a la particularité de conserver tous les hymnes en notation proportionnelle et les autres chants en notation carrée.


1r Iam lucis In festo duplici maiori et minori, Iam lucis Ad primas dominicaliter semiduplex,Iam lucis Ferium ; 15v Nocte surgentes ; 28r Ecce iam noctis 42r Splendor paterne glorie ; 52v Ales diei nuntius ; 64r Nox et tenebre ; 87r Eterna celi gloria ; 99v Aurora iam spargit ; 103v Lucis creator optime ; 109v Nunc sancte nobis ; 110v Rector potens verax deus ;  112r Rerum deus tenax vigor ; 147r Conditor alme, Verbum supernum ; 147v Vox clara, Christe redemptor ; 148r A solis ortus ; 148v Hostis herodes impie, Enixa est puerpera ; 149v Iam Christe solAd preces nostras deitatis ; 154v Iam christus astra ; 155r Beata nobis gaudia ; 157v Verbum supernumAve Maris stella ; 158r Quem terra pontus, O gloriosa domina ; 160v Ut queant, Antra deserti ; 161r Omnis felix ; 162r Nardi Maria pistici ; 163r Martiris christi ; 164r Christe sanctorumChriste redemptor ; 164v Ihesu salvator ; 166v Iste confessor ; 167r Virginis paroles opifex ; 168v Hujus Obtentu Deus


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  • Mais ce n'est pas systématique pour les hymnes iambiques:

    Voir par exemple, au fo 29r, l'hymne Somno refectis artubus...



  • I think in this source the main issue is what to count as an upbeat, and (by consequence) which longa should "have" a point. For instance the "a solis ortus", I would be tempted to start that with an upbeat, but treat the first longa (A) as a syncopation. 

    What I find surprising though is that here all the hymns seem in binary, whilst in French and Italians sources I know of 15th century measured hymns and sequences they always come with a long-short (longa-brevis or brevis-semibrevis) trochaic pattern. This shows in the way many of these chants which have gotten into polyphony.

  • would be interesting to involve into the discussion the late medieval German notation for monodies - that too "seems" to be measured, but finally it is not - or better: not in a proper way.

  • Très intéressant! Il y a quelques ambiguïtés dans cette notation, mais il me semble que c'est tout en mesure binaire. 

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