Chorbuch mit Messen, illuminiert in der Werkstatt von Petrus Alamire

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek


The codex comes from the workshop of Petrus Alamire (c.1470 – after 1534), who worked as a writer of musical scores for the Burgundian-Habsburg court. He also worked as a singer, dealer in sheet music, courier and even as secret agent for the English king. The choral book Mus. ms. F contains seven four-part masses. The borders are coloured with attractive floral and animal motifs. All voices show splendid capitals or vowels made up of grotesque male heads with floral and snails' hats, characteristic of the musical manuscripts from the workshop of Peter Alamire. Datum: 2016


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Musikabteilung

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