Montpellier Fascicle 8

The availability of high-quality manuscript images online (hat tips to DIAMM, Gallica, the Stanford Machaut project and Musicologie Médiévale) has forever changed the study of medieval music. For those of us with an interest in the late medieval motet, there are now color images of each folio in the key Montpellier manuscript (H 196, Facultè de Medecine, Montpellier; better-known by its sigla Mo) available online, through the Faculté de Médecine. Previously, images of Mo were only available in black and white via Yvonne Rokseth’s 1936 facsimile edition (Y. Rokseth, Polyphonies du XIIIe Siècle. Le manuscrit H 196 de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier, 4 vols. [Paris: Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1935-1948]). The interface to the image collection is not the easiest to navigate, however, as it is a collection of images organized by filename, with three resolutions of images for each folio. The following chart lists the compositions included in fascicle 8 of Mo, with links to the highest resolution images on which these compositions appear. No earth-shattering research here, but hopefully a set of links that will be useful for some.

[Extra bonus! Here’s a link to the illumination discussed by Edward Roesner in his article on the motet Ne m’a pas oublié, Mo 207 (fols. 246r-v) (E. Roesner, ‘Subtilitas and Delectatio: Ne m’a pas oublié,’ in Cultural Performances in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Nancy Freeman Regaldo, edited by E. Doss-Quinby, R. L. Krueger and E. J. Burns [Cambridge: Brewer, 2007]).

 

No Folio[1] Gath Triplum Duplum Tenor
303 350 Deus in adiutorium
304 350v 351 351v Alma virgo virginum Benedicta es maria virgo [Tenor]
305 351v 352 352v Mout ai longuement amour Li dous maus damer Portare
306 352v 353 O presul eximie doctor O virtutis speculum Sacerdotum
307 353v 354 354v[2] Dieux comment porrai laissier O regina glorie Nobis concedas [veniam per secula] o benigna
308 355 355v Audi mater generosa Imperatrix potentis Neuma
309 355v 356 356v Par une matinee el moys joli d’avril O clemencie fons et venie D’un joli dart
310 357 357v In sompnis mira dei nuncia monuerunt Amours me commande et prie In sompnis
311 357v 358 358v 359 359v Se je chante ce fait amour qui mon cuer Bien doi amer mon ami autant Et sperabit
312 359v 360 360v361 Au tans nouvel Chele ma tollu ma ioie J’ai fait tout nouveletement
313 361v 362 L’autre jour me chevauchoie L’autrier joiant et joli doi compaignon Vilain lieve sus o
314 362 362v 363 363v Dieux comment puet li cuers durer Vo vair oel m’ont espris Tenor
315 364 364v Porta preminentie carens Porta penitentie per quam sol Portas
316 364v 365 365v Se je sui lies et chantans c’est de raison Jolietement de cuer bonement Omnes
317 366 366v 367 Aucun qui ne sevent servir amour Iure tuis laudibus benivolis [Virgo] Maria
318 367v 368 368v Tout solas et toute joie Bone amour qui les siens doctrine Ne me blasmes mie
319 368v 369 369v On parole de batre et de vanner A paris soir et matin truevon bon pain Frese nouvele muere france muere muere france
320 369v 370 370v En mai quant rosier florist J’ai trouve qui mamera Fiat tenor
321 371 371v De mes amours sui souvent repentis L’Autrier mestuet venue volente De fors Compiegne
322 372 372v 373 Ma, Marie assumptio afficiat Hu, Huius chori suscipe Tenor. iterum
323 373 373v 374 Li savours de mon desir et li delis Li grant desirs qui j’ai de recouvrer Non veul mari
324 374 374v 375 Quant se depart li jolis tans He cuer joli trop maves laissie In seculum
325 375v 376 376v Son me regard Prennes i garde He mi enfant
326 376v 377 377v Benedicta marie virginis sancta Beate virginis fecondat viscera Benedicta. Tenor.
327 377v 378 Per omnia secula seculorum maria gubernas Per omnia seculorum secula virgo regia Per omnia secula [seculorum]
328 378v 379 Amor potest conqueri videns se nunc Ad amorem sequitur et concomitatur Tenor
329 379 379v Ave mundi gaudium fidelium Ave salus hominum stella Aptatur. Tenor.
330 379v 380 380v 381 Virginale decus et presidium Descendi in hortum meum Alma [redemptoris mater]
331 381 381v Descendo dominus in terris humanatur Ascendendo dominus in nubes sublimatur Domino
332 382 382v 383 383v Je cuidoie bien metre jus Se j’ai folement ame Solem
333 383v 384 384v 385 Amours ma pris Bien me maine bone amour a son talent Riens ne vous vaut.
334 385v 386 386v A maistre jehan lardier tibaut et climent Pour la plus jolie qui soit en ce mont Alleluya
335 386v 387 387v 388 Cis a petit de bien en li qui se repent Pluseur dient que j’aim par amours Portare
336 388 388v 389 Puis quen amer loiaument me sui mis Quant li jolis tans doit entrer In seculum
337 389 389v 390 Dame que je nos noumer quant porrai Amis donc est engenree en vo cuer Lonc tans a que ne vi mamie
338 390 390v 391 391v Amours que si me maistrie me fait chant Solem iusticie e leticie Solem
339 392 392v Alle psallite cum luya Al alle psallite cum luya Alleluya
340 392v 393 393v Ba Balam inquit vaticinans Ba Balam inquit vaticinans Ballaam
341 393v 394 394v Huic ut placuit tres magi mistica Hu Huic ut placuit tres magi mistica [Huic magi]
342 394v 395 Qui d’amours na riens gouste mout est dolorous Tant me plaist amour servir que de riens Virga Yesse
343 395v 396 Vir virginis eximie celebrantur Nos nostra salus oritur hodie Cernere
344 396v 397 O castitatis lilium maria Assumpta in gloria es nostra Kyrieleison
345 397 397v La bele estoile de mer qui amer La bele en qui je me fi merci cri Johanne. Tenor.


[1] This foliation is according to Rokseth. The contemporaneous foliation at top center is the one used by Rokseth; the pencil foliation at top right is two numerals behind Rokseth (the pencil foliation appears to be the one the filenames of the Montpellier images follow).

[2] This image is incorrect in the online version; they replicate the image that is for f. 353 v, and so the image for f. 354v is missing.

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