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Non n'avra ma' pieta questa mie donna

ballata by Francesco Landini with text by Bindo D'Alesso Donati


Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Palatino 87 (Squarcialupi Codex), fol. 134 (3/2); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magliabechiano VII 1041, fol. 52 (text); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Panciatichiano 26, fol. 30v (3/1);
London: British Library, Additional 29987, fol. 22v-23 (3/1);
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds italien 568, fol. 61v-62 (3/2); Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds nouv. acq. français 6771 (Reina Codex), fol. 52 (3/1);
Rome: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chigiano L.IV.131, fol. 387v (text).


1. The Manuscript London, British Museum Add. 29987, facsimile edition by Gilbert Reaney, [n.p.]: American Institute of Musicology, 1965. Musicological Studies and Documents 13, (Lo).
2. Il codice musicale Panciatichi 26 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, facsimile edition by F. Alberto Gallo, Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1981, no. 58 (FP).
3. Il Codice Squarcialupi edited by F. Alberto GALLO, Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1992.


1. KIESEWETTER, Raphael. Geschichte der europäischabendländischen oder unserer heutigen Musik, 2nd edition, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1846, no. 5 (Pn568).
2. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leonard Ellinwood, Cambridge/Massachusetts: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1939, p. 252.
3. Der Squarcialupi-Codex Pal. 87 der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz, edited by Johannes Wolf and H. Albrecht, Lippstadt: Kistner and Siegel, 1955, p. 225.
4. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leo Schrade, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1958. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century IV, p. 144.
5. Keyboard Music of the Late Middle Ages in the Codex Faenza 117, edited by D. Plamenac, [n.p.]: American Institute of Musicology, 1972. Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae 57, p. 103 (Fn26).
6. Norton Anthology of Western Music. Vol. I. Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, edited by Claude V. Palisca, Yale University: W. W. Norton, 1980, p. 76 [R PMFC].
7. GOZZI, Marco. [London, British Library 29987: Transcription and Commentary], 2 vols., dissertation, Cremona, Scuola di paleografica musicale, University of Pavia: 1984-1985.
8. GARFORTH, Constance C. The Lo Manuscript: A Trecento Collection, Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University: 1983.

Text Editions

CORSI, Giuseppe. Rimatori del Trecento, Turin: Unione tipografica editrice torinese, 1969, p. 1108.


1. WOLF, Johannes. 'Florenz in der Musikgeschichte des 14. Jahrhunderts', Sammelbände der internationale Musikgesellschaft, III (1901), p. 615., p. 615.
2. ELLINWOOD, Leonard. 'Francesco Landini and his music', Musical Quarterly, XXII (1936), pp. 199, 202.
3. BORREN, Charles van den. 'Le codex de Johannes Bonadies, musicien du XVe siècle', Revue belge d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, X (1940), pp. 258-260.
4. ELLINWOOD, Leonard. 'The Fourteenth Century in Italy', [chapter 2 of] The New Oxford History of Music. III. Ars Nova and the Renaissance, edited by Dom Anselm Hughes and Gerald Abraham, London: Oxford University Press, 1960, pp. 46, 79-80.
5. REANEY, Gilbert. 'The performance of medieval music', Aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Birthday Offering to Gustave Reese, edited by Jan La Rue, New York: W. W. Norton, 1966, pp. 717-718.
6. 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.


1. Music of the Time of Boccaccio's Decameron, Musica Reservata, directed by John Beckett: Philips 802904.
2. Antologia Sonora della Musica Italiana. Vol 3: Musiche Profane nel Basso Medio Evo, Lucca (S), Nobile (T), soloists: Carisch MCA 28017.
3. Recordings to accompany A History of Western Music and Norton Anthology of Western Music (compiled from other recordings, directed by Thomas Binkley, David Munrow, Denis Stevens
4. Francesco Landini 1325 - 1397, Early Music Studio, directed by Thomas Binkley (1973): EMI-Reflexe 1CO63-30-113 (GER).

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