P-Ln (Lisboa) Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal CIC 060
1 type of paper; 3 watermarks (see Morais, p. ix)
‘Primeiro tema de composição de muzica/por Luis Augusto de Quadros Portugal/Absente Proffessore suo (nomine benemerito)/Joaquimo Perssona Silva Arnaut’ (fol. 1r) by a 19th-century hand (see Alvarenga 2019, p. 23); fol. 25: pouncing of initial ‘H’.
Main body (fols. 1v-52r) by 1 original scribe; additions from fol. 52v on by at least 4 different later hands; several lusisms in Spanish texts (see Morais, p. ix). No pieces have composer attribution.
Main body contents divided in 2 parts: sacred works (fols. 1v-32r) and secular works (fols. 32v-52r).
Rees dates this manuscript to c.1530-c.1550 (see Rees 1994-95, p. 63).
Later additions: Chants added in fols. 52v-55r in mensural (white) notation. A different scribe added a series of chants and texts in fols. 55v-60r in square notation, under the heading ‘Ordo ad inumandum fratrem mortuum’, taken from the Cistercian ritual (see Ordo ad inungendum infirmum, 1555). Yet another scribe added 4 polyphonic Benedicamus Domino in fols. 68v-72r. These 3 sets of additions probably date from the late 16th century or the early 17th century (see Rees 1995, pp. 435-36). One or several 19th-century hands added textless fragments on fols. 46r, 48v-49r, and 61v. Blank folios: 5v, 62r-68r, 72v (staves drawn for four-part piece; first line of each voice part indented).
Ordo ad invngendum infirmum & ad communica(n)dum Atq(ue) ad mortuum sepeliendum. Secu(m)dum Cisterciensis ordinis consuetudinem (Conimcricae [sic], Excudebat Ioannes Aluarus, 1555).
MORAIS, Manuel, Vilancetes, cantigas e romances do século XVI, Portugaliae Musica 47 (Lisboa, FCG, 1986), pp. viii-x
REES, Owen, ‘Text and Music in LisbonBN 60’, Revista de Musicología, 16/3 (1993), pp. 49-67
REES, Owen, ‘Manuscript Lisbon, Biblioteca Nacional, CIC 60: The repertories and their context’, Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, 4-5 (1994-95), pp. 53-93
REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal, c. 1530-c. 1620: Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra (New York & London, Garland, 1995), pp. 444-36
KREITNER, Kenneth, The Church Music of Fifteenth-Century Spain (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2004)
FERREIRA, Manuel Pedro, Antologia de Música em Portugal na Idade Média e no Renascimento (Lisboa, Arte das Musas - CESEM, 2008), vol. 2, pp. 56-57, 60-63.
ALVARENGA, João Pedro d', ‘On the Transmission of Iberian Polyphonic Music in the Early Decades of the Sixteenth Century: Some Philological Issues Revisited’, Portuguese Journal of Musicology, new series, 6/1 (2019), pp. 5-28, at pp. 22-23