PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

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

Manuscript: Segovia, Spain, Archivo Capitular de la Catedral, MS s.s.

Manuscript type: choirbook

RISM siglum: E-SE s.s.

DIAMM Source Key: 2020

Image repositories: IMSLP

Basis for description: original

Segovia, Spain, Archivo Capitular de la Catedral, MS s.s.
(Cancionero de la Catedral de Segovia)


1) Made either in Segovia itself or in Toledo (where it may have originated close to the Chapel of the Catholic kings). The entry on fol. 227v 'Don Rodrigo' could be linked to Don Rodrigo de Tordesillas, the executor of Queen Isabel; however, there is no final proof for this assumption. 2) The manuscript was transferred to the Cathedral archive of Segovia in around 1525 by the Alcázar.


1498-1515 (date of manuscript), Segovia, Spain, Toledo, Spain
cream parchment over none
Decoration: none
no edges
Endpapers: front and back: 3 endpapers with pastedown
Original parchment cover, restored; original boards lost. (New) leather thong and toggle to close, original replaced. Blue (silk?) ribbon page marker. Title on the cover: Canto de organo (Angles; no longer visible, 2014).