Music Notation

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MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 1150, 14 lines remaining in Romanesque book script of medium quality, 11 lines of St. Gallen diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes with C and F clefs indicated for each line, red initials.

MS in Latin on vellum, Lambach area, Austria or Southern Germany, 1st half of 12th c., lines in Romanesque book script, display capitals/minuscule, 21 lines of St. Gallen diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes, 33 decorated initials, 1 decorated 6-line initial, historiated initial with face infill.
MS in Latin on vellum, Southern Germany, 1st half of 11th c., 25 lines in Carolingian minuscule, initials in red, psalm tone differential musical cues in the margins, St. Gallen linear staffless neumes.

MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 1000, 1 f., 32x21 cm, single column, (26x14 cm), 21 lines in a late German Carolingian minuscule, 7 lines of St. Gallen linear staffless neumes, red capitals.

MS palimpsest in Latin on vellum, France, 11th c. & 14th c.; underlying text and music: rounded late Carolingian script, alternating red and blue initials, palaeo-Frankish (St. Amand) music notation on a single red stave; overlying music: polyphonic setting of the mass in square music notation on a red 5-line staff.

MS in Latin on vellum, Limoges, France, ca. 1030, 1 f., 36x20 cm, single column, (27x17 cm), 12 lines in an elegant Carolingian minuscule, some incipits in red uncials, 12 lines of early Aquitanian neumes on a 1-line ruled F-staff, 4 initials in red or brown.

MS in Latin on vellum, Northern France, mid 11th c., 1 f., 28x16 cm, single column, (22x13 cm), 21 lines in a regular late Carolingian minuscule, North French linear staffless neumes, incipits and initials in red.

MS in Latin on vellum, France (or Germany?), ca. 950, 1 partial f., 9x12 cm, 1 of 2 columns, (9x11 cm remaining, column width 11 cm), 9 lines in an upright square Carolingian minuscule in 2 sizes, 6 lines of diastematic (heightened) staffless Metz neumes, liturgical headings in red.

MS in Latin on vellum, France, late 9th c., 1 f., 18x15 cm, single column, (13x10 cm), 13 lines in a small Carolingian minuscule with Metz linear staffless neumes, initials in red.

MS in Greek on paper, Serbia, 18th c., 18 lines in a late Greek minuscule, headings in red, staffless Byzantine notation with pitch marks in red, 2-to-4-line decorated initials in margins, a half-page circular design of the 8 musical modes.

MS in Greek on vellum, Greece or Sicilia, 13th c.(?), 1 f., 32x23 cm, single column, (25x17 cm), 21 lines in Greek minuscule, staffless Byzantine notation, 3 initials including a fish.

MS in Greek on vellum, Greece, ca. 1100, 25 lines in Greek minuscule, heading and small capitals, 19 large decorated initials, including hands pointing, blessing, holding scrolls, with birds, dragons, flowers and a fish, ecphonetic notation.