Chapter 9 Basics

Featured Pieces in the Anthology, with scores, analyses, and recordings (complete information in the Anthology)

26: “Sol oritur,” a conductus attributed to Philip the Chancellor (c.1160-1236); Florence codex, f. 422r; performance by Sequentia on Le Chancelier: École de Notre Dame (DHM Splendours), on Spotify.

27: “Stirps Jesse,” Organum tripulum, first third of the 13th century; Florence codex, f. 26v-27v; performance by Schola Hungarica is on Naxos, The Holy Lady of Chartres, track 31, Hungaroton HCD31922.  The first thing to notice is that the tenor of this chant is mistranscribed in the Anthology. I’m not sure at what stage this error happened in work that was checked by many people multiple times, but happened it did. See lessons for an exercise in correction (with apologies to Edward Roesner, whose edition is correct).

28: “Stirps Yesse,” organum purum and discant, first third of the 13th century; Florence codex, f. 75r; the performance, from a transcription by Rebecca A. Baltzer, is on the supporting Norton website by Michael Anderson and singers from the Eastman School of Music.

29.1-3: “Flos filium eius,” organum duplum (29.1) and two-part clausula (29.2); notated in the mid-13th century; from the Florence codex, f. 75v. and f. 166r. The performance, from transcriptions by Rebecca A. Baltzer, is on the supporting Norton website by Michael Anderson and singers from the Eastman School of Music. Three-part clausula (29.3) is not recorded, but has the same notes as the motet “Plus bele que flor, etc.” Anthology no. 30.

30:”Plus bele que flor/Quant revient/L’autrier joer/Flos filius;” “Castrum pudicicie/Virgo viget/Flos filius;” Polyphonic motets on the “Flos filius eius” clausula; second half of the 13th century. The first is from Mo, f. 26v; performance on Marie et Marion, by Anonymous IV. The second motet is from the Las Huelgas Codex, now dated to c. 1340 by David Catalunya, and is recorded by Anonymous IV on Secret Voices, track 3. Both these pieces can be found on Spotify.

Terms and names from Chapter 9

beguine
clausula
Corpus Christi
Dominicans
ligatures
mensural notation
motet
Notre Dame School
polytextuality
rhythmic mode
square notation
tenor

Anonymous IV (fl. ca. 1270)
Franco of Cologne (fl. mid- to late-13th century)
Juliana of Cornillon (d.1258)
Leoninus (c.1135-1201)
Magnus Liber Organum
Master Albert (fl ca. 1146-1177)
Perotin (fl. late 12th/early 13th centuries)
Philip the Chancellor (1160-1236)
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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