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Mise-en-page in manuscripts and printed books containing polyphonic music, 1480—1530

Manuscript: Amiens, France, Bibliothèque d'Amiens Métropole, MS 162

Manuscript type: composite manuscript with interpolated polyphony

RISM siglum: F-AM 162

DIAMM Source Key: 1117

Folio(s): 1-45, 113-124

Date: c. 1502-1520

Polyphony is copied in chant notation, black semi-mensural and white mensural notation in parts I (ff. 1-54) and III (ff. 113-124) of this manuscript; part II (ff. 55-112) is a missal from the 14th or 15th century. The polyphony, according to Peter Woetmann Christofferson (Christoffersen 1994), was assembled in Antoine de Caulaincourt in Paris in 1502-03 and then brought to Corbie and added to in the following years.

Location of origin: Corbie, France ; Paris, France


Polyphony copied c. 1500. Presumably of French origin; given to monastery of Corbie in 16th century by Antoine de Colaincourt who compiled and almost certainly partly copied the book. Brought to Amiens in 1791.


Person: de Caulaincourt, Antoine
Person type: scribe
Location of origin: Corbie, France

Basis for description: microfilm

Amiens, France, Bibliothèque d'Amiens Métropole, MS 162, 1-45, 113-124

Physical description

Material: parchment

Number of leaves: 124

Format: upright

Page dimensions: 322 x 220

Quire structure: Text version

Other devices: Original foliation 1-124.

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Preparation and Copying