Items noted by Herlin. 1. (p. 5) Prime namque dicuntur graves [with Guidonian hand]
2. (p. 9-21) Incipit ars plane musice s[ecundu]m fratr[e]m Nicolaum de Aversa
3. (p. 21-55) Ad laudem s[an]ctissi[m]e Trinitatis et gloriose Virginis Marie dulcissi[m]e matris sue aetatis curie c[el]estis triu[m]phatis. Incipit co[m]pendium muscicales multis doctoribus et philosophis editum et co[m]positum p[er] p[res]b[yter]um d[omi]n[u]m Nicolaum de Capua ordinatum su[um] an[n]o d[omi]ni m.cccc.xv
4. (p. 58-60) Nicolai Burtii Parmensis De signo ♭ molle et [b] quadri. Quanquam in secundo tractatu hujismo[d]i
5. (p. 61-64 ; 67-72) P[rim]o tuono festivo
6. (p. 65-67) Prohemium. Cum n[ost]re aetatis gaudea[n]t brevitate moderni
7. (p. 77-79) [Italian text concerning feast days]
8. (p. 80-90) Modo di sonare sop[r]a la parte con facilità
9. (p. 95-101) Avvertimento Primo.
Items not noted by Herlin. [1a]. (p.6) Benedicam[us] Domino
Title from p. 1, added after much of the ms. was copied.
Modern pagination in pencil in lower outer corners. Earlier incomplete and discontinuous foliation in ink on upper corners of some recto pages.
Pages 70 and 71 are glued together, as are p. 74 and 75.
All pages from p. 9-118 ruled up in faint brown ink (apparently by the original scribe) ; p. 6-7 have 4 line staves in the same red ink used for the diagram on p. 5. Pages 2-4, 8, 56-57, 73, 76, 92-94 and 102-106 left blank.
Items 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 appear to be in the same (late 15th century?) hand ; items 5, 8 and probably 9a appear to be in the same (16th century?) hand, as does the title on p. 1 ; item 7 is in a unique (16th or 17th century?) hand ; item 9b is in a unique (16th century?) hand.
Item 2 is apparently a unique copy of an otherwise unknown work ; Item 3 occurs in full or in part in several other mss. ; item 4 consists of excerpts from Burtius' Musices opusculum printed in 1487.
The author of item 2 can be identified with the Nicolaus de Aversa cited in the "Ars cantus mensurabilis mensurata per per modos iuris" (ed. C. Matthew Balansuela, Lincoln [Nebraska], 1994. Cf. p. 63 "a composer known only through this treatise").
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