Codex Faenza

The Codex Faenza (Faenza, Biblioteca Comunale 117) abbreviated as "(I-FZc 117)", and sometimes known as Codex Bonadies, is a 15th-century musical manuscript containing some of the oldest preserved keyboard music along with additional vocal pieces. The Codex Faenza fully appeared in modern notation on Keyboard Music of the Late Middle Ages in Codex Faenza 117 (Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, Band 57) by Dragan Plamenac, American Inst. of Musicology (1972). The manuscript is held at the Biblioteca Comunale di Faenza, near Ravenna, but a facsimile with commentary by Pedro Memelsdorff was published by LIM in 2013.[1]

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The works of the manuscript are detailed below. The codes in the "Recordings" column are specified in the "Discography" section. The works added by Johannes Bonadies are specified with different color in the list.

Folio Work Voices Composer Musical form Concordances Recordings Comments
1 2-3 Kyrie 2 intabulation CLE, PUN
2 3v-5 Gloria 2 intabulation
3 5v-6 Kyrie 3 John Hothbi Kyrie
4 6v-7 Et exultavit spiritus meus 4 Bernhard Ycart Magníficat
5 7v-8 Et exultavit spiritus meus 4 Bernhard Ycart Magníficat
6 8v-9 Kyrie 4 Bernhard Ycart Kyrie
7 9v-11 Et in terra pax hominibus 4 Bernhard Ycart Gloria
8 11v Fuga trium temporum 3 anonymous fuga Fuga without text
9 20v-21 Cantus grecus Christus surrexit 4 anonymous
10 27v-28 Ora pronobis 3 John Hothbi motet
11 28v-29 Ave regina 3 Johannes de Erfordia motet
12 29v-30 Kyrie 3 Johannes de Erfordia Kyrie
13 30v-31 Sanctus 3 Johannes de Erfordia Sanctus
14 36-36v Indescort 2 intabulation FON, FRA Diminution based on the anonymous ballade A discort sont Desir et Esperance
15 37-37v Hont paur 2 intabulation STU, ORG, TRE, UNI, FAE, FRA, EGB, CAM Based on a vocal work by Guillaume de Machaut
16 37v-38v De tout flors 2 intabulation SCB, MHS, EML, LIB, ORG, TRE, FAE, ALT, DIS, ECG Based on a vocal work by Guillaume de Machaut
17 38v-39 Aspire refus 2 intabulation EST UNI
18 39-40 Elas mon cuer 2 intabulation ORG, UNI, POL
19 40-40v De ce fol penser 2 intabulation TFL, HAU, PAG Based on a vocal work by P. des Molins
20 40v-41v J'ay grant espoir 2 intabulation ORG, UNI
21 41v-42 Constantia 2 intabulation FON, ORG, DUF, ECG, FER, GVO
22 42-43 Le ior 2 intabulation ORG, UNI, POL, GOT, GVP
23 43-43v Iorlevie (Jour e jour la vie) 2 intabulation FRO
24 43v-44v Viuer ne puis 2 intabulation
25 44v-46v Elas mon cuor 2 intabulation See #18 above.
26 46v-48 Deduto sey a quel che may 2 intabulation ORG Based on a vocal work by Antonio "Zachara" da Teramo
27 48v-49 Or sus, vous dormés trop 2 intabulation AFR, MAR, NBC, ALB
28 49v (untexted) 2 intabulation DUF, ECG, CPA
29 50 J'aime la biauté 2 intabulation
30 50-50v Iorlevie (Jour meur la vie) 2 intabulation = obra No 23
31 50v-52 Roseta che non canci mai colore 2 intabulation Based on a vocal work by Antonio 'Zachara' de Teramo
32 52v-54 Tupes 2 intabulation
33 54 Sangilio 2 intabulation VOI, CLE, AMC
34 54-56 (untexted) 2 intabulation
35 56v-57 Biance flour 2 intabulation RES, MUN, UNI
36 57-58 Benedicamus Domino 2 intabulation DUF, VOI, SIX, PUN
37 59v-60 Kyrie 2 Johannes Bonadies Kyrie
38 63 Que est ista 4 John Hothbi motete
39 63v-65 Et exultavit spiritus meus 3 John Hothbi Magnificat
40 65v-66 Et exultavit spiritus meus 3 Bernhard Ycart Magnificat
41 66v-67v Et exultavit spiritus meus 3 John Hothbi Magnificat
42 68-69v Soto l'imperio del posente prinçe 2 intabulation Based on a madrigal by Jacopo da Bologna
43 69v-70v Qualle leçe move 2 intabulation Based on a vocal work by Bartolino da Padova
44 71-72 La dolçce sere 2 intabulation NBC, LON, TET Based on a vocal work by Bartolino da Padova
45 72-73 O ciecho mondo 2 intabulation DUF, TRE, HUE Based on a vocal work by Jacopo da Bologna
46 73-74v Aquila altera 2 intabulation PAN, LIB, ORG, REV, TRE, UNI, TFO, BER, CLA, RAY Based on a vocal work by Jacopo da Bologna
47 74v-77 Inperial sedendo 2 intabulation RSU Based on a vocal work by Bartolino da Padova
48 77-78 Io me son uno che per le frasche 2 intabulation PAN, ORG, TRE, RIE Based on a vocal work by Jacopo da Bologna
49 78-79 Non na el so amante 2 intabulation RIC, PAN, GVO, TRE, PUN Based on a vocal work by Jacopo da Bologna on a text by Petrarch
50 79-79v Kyrie 2 intabulation SYN, DUF, MAR, PUN
51 79v-80v Che pena questa 2 intabulation ORG, ECG, FAE Based on a vocal work by Francesco Landini
52 80v-81 Bel fiore dança 2 intabulation DUF, UNI, ECG, LAM, NBE, MAR, BAM, WIT, PER, RIE, EMA, CIN, SIG, AFA, AMC, DEA
53 81-81v Non arà may pietà questa mia dona 2 intabulation RES, BIN, UNI, ECG Based on a vocal work by Francesco Landini
54 82-82v Un fior gentil 2 intabulation TRE Based on a vocal work by Antonius 'Zachara' de Teramo
55 82v-83v Rosetta che non canbi may colore 2 intabulation BOL, LUC, PAR TRE Based on a vocal work by Antonius 'Zachara' de Teramo
-- 82v-83v Roseta che non canci mai 2 intabulation Based on a vocal work by Antonius 'Zacharias' de Teramo
56 84 Diva panthera 3 John Hothbi motete
57 84v-85 Tard' il mio cor 3 John Hothbi Secular work in Italian
58 85v Ave sublime triumphale 3 John Hothbi motete
59 86-86v Amor 3 John Hothbi Secular work in Italian
60 87 Non so se'l e la mia culpa 3 Johannes de Erfordia Secular work in Italian
61 87v Doloroso mi tapinello io son 3 Johannes de Erfordia Secular work in Italian
62 88-90 Kyrie 2 intabulation DGO, PUN
63 90-92v Gloria 2 intabulation SIX, PUN
64 93-94 (untexted) 2 intabulation DUF, PUN [Deus in adjutorium meum intende]
65 94v (untexted) 2 intabulation ECG, PUN
66 95 (untexted) 2 intabulation DUF
67 95-95v (untexted) 2 intabulation
68 96-96v (untexted) 2 intabulation
69 96v-97 Ave maris stella 2 intabulation DUF, VOI, SIX, TFO, EST, RVD, LEI, HUE, PUN, FOR
70 97-97v Benedicamus Domino 2 intabulation HUE

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