Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library

Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 122

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This bibliography was compiled by Aden Kumler, Julia Schlozman, Nadia Marx and William Stoneman.
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Lewis Anthony. Musica Britannica: A National Collection of Music. 2nd rev. ed. London: Stainer & Bell, 1958-1970. MS cited VIII, 184, 211-212. HOLLIS

W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 260-261.
Brief description of manuscript’s contents, physical properties, and provenance.

André Vernet, “La Bibliothèque de la cathedrale de Narbonne au Moyen Age,” in Narbonne: archeology et histoire, 2: Narbonne au Moyen-Age. Montpellier: Fédération historique du Languedoc méditerranéen et du Roussillon, 1973, pp. 169-1177. MS cited p. 173.  HOLLIS 
Included in a list of manuscripts with a connection to Narbonne.

Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music, 1400-1550.  Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1979-1988.  MS cited IV, 324.  HOLLIS

Margaret Bent, “New Sacred Polyphonic Fragments of the Quattrocento,” Studi Musicali, IX (1980), 171-190. MS cited pp. 179-189 and reproduced as pls. 2a & 2b.

Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350–1525, in the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1983. MS cited p. 122, fig. 76.

Marian W. Cobin.  The Aosta Manuscript: A Central Source of Early-Fifteenth-Century Sacred Polphony.  Ph. D. dissertation.  New York University, 1987.  MS cited I, 102ff., 234, 350. HOLLIS

Rodney G. Dennis, “The World of Madness and the World of Dreams: Charles Sumner and Philip Hofer as Collectors of Early Manuscripts,” Gazette of the Grolier Club, new series 42 (1990), 17-37.  Typ 122 cited pp. 27-28 without shelfmark. 
Brief allusion to the manuscript as a reflection of the acquisition efforts of the donor to Harvard.  HOLLIS

Margaret Bent, “Motets Recovered from a Binding,” in Marks in the Fields: Essays on the Uses of Manuscripts, eds. Rodney G. Dennis and Elizabeth Falsey. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, 1992, p. 16-19.

Michael Scott Cuthbert, “Trecento Fragments and Polyphony beyond the Codex”, (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2006), p. 283. 
The dissertation can be found at:

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (website).  Accessed 21 October 2009.

Digital Scriptorium. Columbia University Libraries. (Online) Accessed 24 May 2010. Internet Link
A searchable database of manuscripts from various collections. Search or browse under shelfmark MS Typ 0122. Contains a basic description of the physical layout and contents of the manuscript. Link