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Three-voice ballata by Francesco Landini


Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Palatino 87 (Squarcialupi Codex), fol. 156v (3/1); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Panciatichiano 26, fol. 63 (3/1);
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds italien 568, fol. 114v-115 (3/1);
Rome: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chigiano L.IV.131, fol. 388 (text).


1. Il codice musicale Panciatichi 26 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, facsimile edition by F. Alberto Gallo, Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1981, no. 116 (FP).
2. Il Codice Squarcialupi edited by F. Alberto GALLO, Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1992.


1. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leonard Ellinwood, Cambridge/Massachusetts: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1939, p. 171.
2. History of Music in Sound. III. Ars Nova and the Renaissance, edited by Dom Anselm Hughes, London: Oxford University Press, 1953, p. 21.
3. Die mittelalterliche Mehrstimmigkeit, edited by Heinrich Husmann, Cologne: Arno Volk Verlag, 1954. Das Musikwerk IX. [English edition as Medieval Polyphony, Anthology of Music IX, 1962], p. 48 (Fn26).
4. Der Squarcialupi-Codex Pal. 87 der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz, edited by Johannes Wolf and H. Albrecht, Lippstadt: Kistner and Siegel, 1955, p. 280.
5. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leo Schrade, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1958. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century IV, p. 176.

Text Editions

CORSI, Giuseppe. Poesie musicali del Trecento, Bologna: Commissione per i testi di lingua, 1970, p. 138.


1. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'On the technique, origin and evolution of Italian Trecento music', Musical Quarterly, XLVII (1961), pp. 51-52.
2. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Les compositions à trois voix chez les compositeurs du Trecento', L'Ars nova italiana del Trecento I: Certaldo 1959, 1962, p. 26.
3. WESTRUP, Jack Allan. 'The significance of melody in medieval and Renaissance music', Renaissance-Muziek 1400-1600. Donum Natalicum René Bernard Lenaerts, edited by J. Robijns, Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit, 1969, pp. 317-322.
4. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Zum Wort-Ton Problem in der Musik des italienischen Trecento', Festschrift Arnold Geering zum 70. Geburtstag, Bern-Stuttgart: P. Haupt, 1972, p. 59.
5. BAUMANN, Dorothea. Die dreistimmige italienische Lied-Satztechnik im Trecento, Baden-Baden: Valentin Koerner, 1979. Sammlung musikwissenschaftlicher Abhandlung no. 64, passim.
6. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Sprache und Musik im italienischen Trecento: Zur Frage einer Frührenaissance', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, edited by U. Günther and L. Finscher, Kassel: Bärenreiter: 1984, p. 50.
7. GALLO, F. Alberto. 'The musical and literary tradition of 14th century poetry set to music', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, edited by U. Günther and L. Finscher, Kassel: Bärenreiter: 1984, pp. 55-76.
8. CILIBERTI, Galliano. Prodizione, consumo e diffusione della musica in Italia nel tardo medioevo, Perugia: Centro di Studi Musicali in Umbria, 1989, p. 7.


1. [Landini], Hortus Musicus, directed by Andres Moustonen: Chant du Monde LDX 78.666 (FRA).
2. The History of Music in Sound. Vol. III. Ars Nova and the Renaissance (c. 1300 - 1540), Pro Musica Antiqua/Cape, Lemuel Hughes, Clarence Roberts, Br (1953): HMV HMS 20-31, 21=(78rpm mx. 2EA 15609-1B).

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