Archivio della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, Sez. Musicale (I-Mfd)
Librone 2 (olim MS 2268)
Census: MilD 2
650 × 450
Bull’s head overhung by a cross with circles at the extremities
Fragmentary, on a coeval flyleaf, in Gaffurius’s hand
IV (modern) + I (fragment of a coeval flyleaf with index in Gaffurius’s hand), 211, IV’ (modern); first fol. with modern pencil foliation 1a, then coeval foliation in Arabic numerals 1–211 (skipping by mistake from 102 to 104)
White mensural notation
Inked simple initials; sometimes pen-flourished initials in ink, with “frog eggs” or ribbon motives. Sporadically, simple initials in red.
Polyphonic choirbook prepared in Milan for use by the Duomo chapel under the direction of Franchinus Gaffurius. Copied by seven scribes, including Gaffurius (see the Inventory). It contains prevailingly Masses and Mass movements, with some motets (including some shorter motet cycles) and a Te Deum. The identified composers include Gaffurius, Antoine Brumel, Loyset Compère, Heinrich Isaac, Johannes Martini, Jacob Obrecht, Johannes Tinctoris, and Gaspar van Weerbeke (see the Catalogue). For fuller description, see PANTAROTTO 2019.