The MANUSCRIPTS section gives access to the manuscripts basic metadata and to the full digitizations. The Manuscripts [all] page lists all the manuscripts: click on any record row to show a preview with selected metadata without leaving the page. Click on the ‘spectacles’ icon on the right, instead, to display the page of the corresponding manuscript (with Mirador viewer and full metadata). Once viewing a manuscript item page, use the orange arrows in the top right corner to move to the previous or to the next item.
The INVENTORIES list all the individual folios of the manuscripts, providing specific metadata relevant to each folio. The Inventory [all] page comprises the inventory list of all four manuscripts.
In the Inventory list, click on any record row to show a preview with selected metadata without leaving the page. Click on the thumbnail on the right, instead, to display the page of the corresponding Inventory item (with Mirador viewer and full metadata). Once viewing an Inventory item page, use the orange arrows in the top right corner to move to the previous item or to the next.
In the Inventory, Latin text is always normalized, except in those fields labeled ‘diplomatic’.
The Record title consists of the shortened RISM sigla for the manuscript and the number of the specific folio the record refers to.
The fields Gathering (reconstructed) and Gathering (1950s) refer respectively to the original number of the gathering as reconstructed by PANTAROTTO 2019 (in turn based on JEPPESEN 1931) and to the current number, which results from the restoration of the Libroni in the 1950s. Only in the case of Librone 1, Gathering (reconstructed) reflects the current state of the manuscript, after the 2019 restoration during which the gatherings were re-organized based on PANTAROTTO 2019.
The CATALOGUES focus instead on the compositions. Each piece is identified by a progressive number within square brackets (e.g., [III.15]), consisting of a Roman numeral indicating the corresponding Librone and an Arabic numeral indicating the position of the composition within that manuscript. The Catalogue [all] page comprises the catalogue list of all four manuscript.
In the Catalogue list, click on any record row to show a preview with selected metadata without leaving the page. Click on the ‘spectacles’ icon on the right, instead, to display the page of the corresponding Catalogue item (with Mirador viewer and full metadata). Once viewing a Catalogue item page, use the orange arrows in the top right corner to move to the previous item or to the next.
In the Catalogue, Latin text is always normalized, except in the fields labeled ‘diplomatic’.
The Title/Incipit field contains the title of the piece (when specified in the manuscript, in its index, or in a concordant source), its genre, or its first words. When the composition consists of two or three parts, the incipits are separated by a colon.
The normalized name of the Composer has no brackets when it is specified in the manuscript, in its index, or in a concordant source. Square brackets indicate that the attribution, even if not present in the sources, has been unanimously accepted by the scholars. Modern attributions that have been recently proposed or those which are still matter of debate are indicated between brackets with the addition of a question mark.
The asterisk in Attribution notes indicates that the attribution of that piece is not written in the source, but is implicit, because that composition is part of a cycle ascribed to the composer.
The field Part of cycle contains a link to the Motet Cycles Database, which contains additional information concerning the specific composition and the cycle to which it belongs.
The data for the fields Music scribe and Text scribe originate from PANTAROTTO forthcoming. Each scribe (except Gaffurius) is indicated with a letter, from A to J.
For the abbreviations used in the fields Modern editions and Literature, see the Bibliography. Those two fields contain only selected data, with no pretence of completeness: Modern editions refers mainly to modern critical editions in standard series; Literature is limited to studies related specifically to each composition.
A tutorial for the Mirador viewer is available here.
An especially useful feature of Mirador is that it allows users to view and compare manuscripts from different repositories. If, for instance, you want to compare one of the Libroni with another manuscript whose IIIF manifest is available online, click on ‘Change Layout’ in the top right corner of the viewer. Choose the appropriate number of tiles in the grid and you will obtain a tiled screen with multiple windows: