Basevi Codex

I-Florence, Biblioteca del Conservatorio, Ms. 2439
The Basevi Codex was copied between 1506 and 1514 in the Flemish scriptoria of Brussels and Mechelen. The name Basevi is borrowed from the last private owner, the 19th century music critic Abraham Basevi. Already in 1882, the renowned musicologist de Burbure made a study of this remarkable source. The influence of Petrucci’s printing is revealed in the oblong format and the worldly contents. There is a pronounced French accent: 56 French secular pieces, 8 motet-chansons, 3 mass fragments, 9 motets, as well as one Latin, one Italian and seven Flemish secular works, one instrumental and one textless piece. The varied contents and the exceptional soundness make this source very valuable indeed.
author:  H. Meconi (introduction)
technical sheet:  1 vol., 17 x 24 cm, VIII-212 p. (4 p. in full colour), bound
order number:  I A 7
isbn:  90 6853 049 6
euro:  53