D-D MS I/E/24
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek, MS MUS I/E/24 5 partbooks: D, A, T, B, Q. Poor condition.
Provenance: Copied in central Germany. Date 1571 in manuscript.
Published catalogue: Wolfram Steude. Die Musiksammeihandschriften des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts in der Sächsischen Landesbibliothek zu Dresden. Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte. Wilhelmshaven, 1974. Pages 41-44. DIAMM entry
Source of piece in Choralis Constantinus II: Probably copied from a copy of RISM 15455. The preceding introit (Puer natus), by Isaac, is found in RISM 15455 (D-p. LVII; A-p. LXVIII; T-p. LXV; B-p. LIX). That introit is the same one from which the verse is appended to the Choralis antiphon in D-D MS Glashütte 5. The same Isaac Kyrie and Gloria separate the introit from the Choralis Alleluia Dies sanctificatus in both manuscripts. This Isaac group thus appears to go back to a common source in which the introit and alleluia are traceable to RISM 15455. It is puzzling, however, that D-D MS I/E/24 does not share the distinctive errors and variants in the T and B that characterize other copies of the RISM 15455 alleluia. Since those voices are missing in D-D MS Glashütte 5, the two sources cannot be compared from that point of view.
Choralis Constantinus II contents:
- Mass 1
- Alleluia-Dies sanctificatus (D-fol. 19r; A [called T]-fol. 16v; T [called A]-fol. 14r; B-fol. 14v)
Character of variants in Choralis Constantinus II repertoire: The A is in the T partbook and vice versa. This suggests that the exemplar for the piece is likely to have been in partbook format. The verse is copied before the Alleluia section in all partbooks.