Mss Avranches, Bibliothèque municipale 236, 237: Music Theory in Mediaeval Normandy, Volume 1: Boethius’ De Institutione Musica

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Bibliographic Reference

['Santosuosso, Alma'], ed. Mss Avranches, Bibliothèque municipale 236, 237: Music Theory in Mediaeval Normandy, Volume 1: Boethius’ De Institutione Musica. Publications of Mediæval Musical Manuscripts 24. Ottawa: IMM, .

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Two 10th c. mss once in the possession of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Ms 236, compiled for teaching purposes, contains the complete text of Boethius’ treatise on music and excerpts from Venerable Bede’s treatises on the art of poetry, the reckoning of time and a few quotations from De natura rerum. Ms 237 comprises Boethius’ De institutione musica, a short unpublished text on the modes, and six diagrams of the different species. Edited by Alma Santosuosso.