D-Mbs Mus. MSS 26, 33, and 39
Munich, Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Mus. MS 26. Munich, Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Mus. MS 33. Munich, Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Mus. MS 39. Three nearly identical choirbooks of liturgical music for Advent through Lent.
Provenance: Copied in Munich. Current research puts the most likely dates at ca. 1530 for MS 39, the 1530s for MS 33, and the 1540s for MS 26. MS 33 was copied from MS 39 and MS 26 from MS 33.
Online copies: MS 26; MS 33; MS 39
DIAMM entries: MS 26; MS 33; MS 39
Published inventory: Martin Bente, Marie Louise Göllner, Helmut Hell, and Bettina Wackernagel, eds., Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Katalog der Musikhandschriften, i: Chorbücher und Handschriften in chorbuchartiger Notierung, Kataloge Bayerischer Musiksammlungen, 5/1 (Munich, 1989).
Source of piece in Choralis Constantinus II: These manuscripts relate only indirectly to Choralis Constantinus II. A very similar source, no longer extant, was the exemplar for both MS 39 and Choralis Constantinus I. Choralis II shares a piece with the Munich manuscripts because one of the pieces in the Constance repertoire made its way into the Imperial repertoire and from there into Choralis I.
Choralis Constantinus II contents:
- Mass 5
- Communion-Ecce virgo concipiet (MS 26-fol. 38v; MS 33-fol. 38v; MS 39-fol. 36v)