PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

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

Manuscript: Florence, Italy, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MS 2356

Manuscript type: choirbook

RISM siglum: I-Fr 2356

DIAMM Source Key: 1003

Basis for description: original

Florence, Italy, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MS 2356


In the mid-16th century, the manuscript belonged to a Florentine, Andrea Sardelli, who, on 19th June 1550, wrote an inventory of his library onto f. 4v of this manuscript, where it is referred to as 'Io [= uno] chanzoniere di carta pechora franzesse coperto dasse.' On f. 94r, the following note is written, beneath a short added four-voice piece 'sir ieronimo di monopoli me fecit 1547 [sic - not a 1541] in burgo sancti laurencii E ser andrea sardellj la scricto in quisto libro'. The manuscript was already in the Biblioteca Riccardiana by the 1810 inventory of manuscripts. (Plamenac 1954, RISM)


modern, Florence, Italy
cream parchment over pasteboard
no edges
Endpapers: front and back: 1 endpaper with pastedown
Modern inscription on spine: 'Poesie musicali francesi italiane latine con note sec. xvi'