Archivio della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, Sez. Musicale (I-Mfd)
Librone 3 (olim MS 2267)
CCM: MilD 3
487 × 340
on a coeval flyleaf, in Gaffurius’s hand
III (modern) + I (coeval flyleaf with index in Gaffurius’s hand), 217 (227), III’ (modern); coeval foliation in Arabic numerals 11–227
white mensural notation
Pen-flourished initials in ink. The section of Scribes G and I have inked calligraphic initials decorated with human faces.
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 Masses, Mass movements, motets (including motet cycles and motetti missales), lamentations, Magnificats, hymns, and Marian antiphons. The identified composers include Gaffurius, Alexander Agricola, Antoine Brumel, Loyset Compère, Alessandro Coppini, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin des Prez, Jean Mouton, and Gaspar van Weerbeke (see the Catalogue). For fuller description, see PANTAROTTO 2019.