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9: Scribes and Printers

Digital Facsimiles:

  • The Gutenberg Bible, from The Morgan Library, New York, NY. Find It
  • Ottaviano Petrucci, Odhecaton (Venice, 1501). Library of Congress, Washington, DC. [IMSLP.org]: Find It
  • Jacques Arcadelt, Il Primo libro di madrigal a quattro voci (Venice, 1597 edition). British Library, London [Early Music Online]: Find It
  • Les Chansons nouvelles of Nicolas Du Chemin, 1549-1567. Facsimiles, Editions, Commentaries, ed. Richard Freedman and Philippe Vendrix. Centre des Etudes Supériéures de la Renaissance, Tours, France: IMAGE ARCHIVE AND TRANSCRIPTIONS 
  • The Lost Voices Project. Digital Critical Editions, Analysis, Discussion, and Reconstruction, ed. Richard Freedman and Philippe Vendrix. Haverford College, Haverford, PA USA RECONSTRUCTIONS AND DYNAMIC EDITIONS
  • Orlando di Lasso, Les Meslanges d'Orlande de Lassus (Paris, 1576). Bibliothèque municipale, Orleans [Bibliotheques virtuelles humanistes]: Find It
  • Orlando di Lasso, Seven Penitential Psalms and Laudate Domine, prepared in lavish illumination for Bavarian Ducal Court. Bayerische Staatsbiblothek, Munich (two volumes): Find Volume 1 |  Find Volume 2
  • Luca Marenzio Il Primo libro di madrigali a quattro voci (Venice, 1587 edition). Bibliothèque nationale, Paris [Gallica]: Find It
  • Luca Marenzio Il primo libro di madrigali a quattro voci (Venice, 1587 edition). Bibliothèque nationale, Paris [Gallica]: Find It
  • Luca Marenzio, Il Primo libro di madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1580). Bavarian State Library, Munich  View Partbooks
  • Philippe Verdelot, Il Primo libro di madrigali a quattro voci (Venice, 1552 edition). Sibley Library, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY [IMSLP.org]: Find It
  • Claudio Merulo, Il Primo libro di madrigali (Venice, 1566). Bibliothèque nationale, Paris [Gallica]: Find It


  • Alden, Jane. Songs, Scribes, and Society: The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/423734246
  • Bernstein, Jane A. "Financial Arrangements and the Role of Printer and Composer in Sixteenth-Century Italian Music Printing." Acta musicologica 63 (1991), 39-56. http://www.jstor.org/stable/932886
  • Bernstein, Jane A. "Publish or Perish? Palestrina and Print Culture in 16th-Century Italy." Early Music 35 (2007), 225-35. http://www.jstor.org/stable/30138020
  • Brooks, Jeanice. “Jean de Castro, the Pense partbooks and musical culture in sixteenth-century Lyons.” Early Music History 11 (1992), 91-149. http://www.jstor.org/stable/853814
  • Carter, Tim. "Music-Selling in Late Sixteenth-Century Florence: The Bookshop of Piero Di Giuliano Morosi." Music and Letters 70 (1989), 483-504. http://www.jstor.org/stable/735980
  • Curtis, Liane. “Simon Mellet, Scribe of Cambrai Cathedral.” Plainsong and Medieval Music 8 (1999), 133-166.
  • Freedman, Richard. “Who owned Lasso’s chansons?” Yearbook of the Alamire Foundation 6 (2008), 159-176. http://alamirefoundation.org/sites/alamirefoundation.org/files/AF_Yearbook_6_2.pdf
  • Haar, James.“Orlando di Lasso: Composer and Print Entrepreneur.” In Music and the Cultures of Print, ed. Kate Van Orden, pp. 125-62. New York: General Music Publishing Co., 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42649814
  • Kellman, Herbert. The Treasury of Petrus Alamire. Music and Art in Flemish Court Manuscripts, 1500-1535. Ludion, Ghent, Amsterdam: University of Chicago Press, 1999. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43407231
  • Lewis-Hammond, Susan. Editing Music in Early Modern Germany. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/79002356
  • Meconi, Honey. “Margaret of Austria, Visual Representation, and Brussels, Royal Library, Ms. 228.” Journal of the Alamire Foundation 2 (2010), 11-36. http://www.brepolsonline.net/toc/jaf/2/1
  • Perkins, Leeman L. "Modern Methods, Received Opinion and the Chansonnier." Music and Letters 69 (1988), 356-64. http://www.jstor.org/stable/854743
  • Perkins, Leeman L., and Howard Garey. The Mellon Chansonnier. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16442434
  • Polk, Keith. Tielman Susato and the Music of His Time: Print Culture, Compositional Technique and Instrumental Music in the Renaissance, Bucina, 5. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2005. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57452433
  • Richardson, Brian. Manuscript culture in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/430344509
  • Rifkin, Joshua. “Jean Michel, Maistre Jhan and a Chorus of Beasts. Old Light on Some Ferrarese Music Manuscripts.” Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis 52 (2002), 67-102. http://www.jstor.org/stable939166
  • Shephard, Tim. “Constructing Identities in a Music Manuscript: The Medici Codex as a Gift.” Renaissance Quarterly 63 (2010), 84-127.http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/652534
Richard Freedman,
Jul 24, 2012, 1:59 PM