PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

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

Manuscript: Basel, Switzerland, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, MS F VI 26 h

Manuscript type: choirbook (fragment(s))

RISM siglum: CH-Bu F.VI.26h

DIAMM Source Key: 2819

Folio(s): 8

Date: First quarter of the 16th century

Kmetz 1988, 70

Location of origin: Basel, Switzerland ; Germany


Based on the paper type, script and repertoire, probably made in or in the region around Basel. The manuscript was possibly later in the possession of the Remigius Faesch Museum whose holdings were taken over by Basel University Library in 1823.


Person: Anonymous, Anonymous
Person type: scribe


Kmetz 1988, 63-73

Basis for description: original

Basel, Switzerland, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, MS F VI 26 h, 8

Physical description

Material: paper

Number of leaves: 1

Format: upright

Page dimensions: 290 x 195

Quire structure: Text version

Page details (zoom):

Preparation and Copying

All folios


Disposition of Voice Parts Key

Pricking never
Ruled grid never
Ruling pattern fairly regular
Staves omitted from grid n/a
Incomplete staves never
Ruling medium Frequency Folios Note
freehand always
Indentation for initials Frequency Folios Note
none always
Space provided for separate text Frequency Folios Note
no separate text always

Copying of text and music

Language(s) Latin
Order of Copying music first
Presence/absence of text Voice part Frequency Folios Note
fully texted with one text altus always
Colour(s) of notation black
Type(s) of notation chant (square)
Monophonic notation absent
Level of calligraphy fair
Non verbal performance instructions Folios Note
Line fillers Folios Note
occasionally 8v
occasionally 8v
Types of script cursive (humanistic)
Level of calligraphy fair
Colour(s) of text brown
Multiple texts no
Text repetitions fairly many
Abbreviations few
Non underlaid vocal text none
Liminary text Voice designations in the outer margin.


Level of Decoration very poor