PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

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

Manuscript: St Gall, Switzerland, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 462

Manuscript type: choirbook

RISM siglum: CH-SGs 462

DIAMM Source Key: 959

Image repositories: E-codices

Basis for description: original

St Gall, Switzerland, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 462
(Heer Liederbuch)


1. Copied mostly in Paris, with later additions in Glarus. Compiled by Johannes Heer (ca. 1489-1553) of Glarus (inscription inside front cover and on f. 87': "Johannes Heer est possessor huius libri"; "Je suys au maistre Jehan her de glaris Lesquel moy / tient en grand honneur"); Heer was a friend of the chronicler Aegidius Tschudi (1505-72), also of Glarus. 2. Manuscript passed to Tschudi following Heer's death. 3. Sold 1768 with the rest of the Tschudi Nachlass to the Stiftsbibliothek.


16th century,
brown leather over pasteboard , with clasps
Decoration: blind tooled and stamped with ornamental designs
no edges
Endpapers: front: 4 (binio); back: 8 (bilfoium and ternio)
Binding restored in 1990 using original covers. New leather ties in original holes