H-Bn MS Bártfa Mus.20
Budapest, National Széchényi Lbrary, MS Bártfa 20 (hereeafter ms. 20). Large collection of liturgical music. 2 partbooks (of original 4): D, T. Heavily damaged, incomplete, and restored, with some portions illegible owing to water damage.
Provenance: Copied for the church of St. Aegidius in Bártfa (Bardejov).
Published catalogue: Róbert Árpád Murányi. Thematisches Verzeichnis der Musiksammlung von Bartfeld (Bártfa). Bonn, 1991. DIAMM entry
Choralis Constantinus II contents (D, T only): Ms. 20 contains a large amount of material from both Choralis Constantinus I and Choralis Constantinus II, along with an equally large amount of material from other sources. It includes mostly mass propers and ordinaries, some arranged in partial series in liturgical order and some in no apparent order. Some masses have titles indicating their liturgical function and some do not. The contents may be summarized as follows:
- Septuagesima through Dominca Invocavit (= first Sunday in Lent): from Choralis I
- Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity through third Sunday in Advent: from Choralis I
- Mass of the Apostles
- Trinity from Choralis I
- Ascension: Introit-Viri Galilei (D-fol. 105r; T-fol. 99r), Alleluia-Dominus in Sina (D-fol. 105v; T-fol. 99v), Sequence-Mundo triumphali (D-fol. 106r; T-vol. 100r), from Choralis II
- Pentecost: Introit-Spiritus Domini (D-fol. 107v; T-fol. 101v), Alleluia-Veni Sancte Spiritus (D-fol. 108r; T-fol. 102r), from Choralis II
- John the Baptist: Introit-De ventre matris mei (D-fol. 108v; T-vol. 102v), Alleluia-Inter natos (D-fol. 109v; T- vol. 103v), Sequence-Nam psalterium (D-fol. 109v; T-fol. 104r), from Choralis II
- Mary Magdalen: Introit-Vultum tuum (D-fol. 111r; T-fol. 105v), Alleluia-Haec est illa (D-fol. 111v; T-fol. 106r),from Choralis II
- Epiphany: Introit-Ecce advenit (D-fol. 112r; T-fol. 106v), from Choralis II
- Purification: Introit-Suscepimus (D-fol. 112v; T-fol. 107r), Sequence-Regem regum (D-fol. 113r; T-fol. 107v), from Choralis II
- Christmas: Introit-Puer natus (D-fol. 117v; T-fol. 112v), Alleluia-Dies sanctificatus (D-fol. 118r; T-fol. 113r), from Choralis II
- Ascension: Sequence-Qui coeli (D missing; T-fol. 114r), from Choralis II
The pieces from Choralis I except for the Trinity mass were copied from the Choralis I print. The Trinity mass and the pieces from Choralis II were copied from ms. 24. For the identifications of the pieces from Choralis II and their relations to the Choralis print, see the table of the contents of ms. 24. The date of the manuscript is unknown. It must be after 1550, given the copies made from the Choralis I print. Most of the repertoire is from the early-mid sixteenth century, but the second “Miscellaneous” group, which comprises more than half of the manuscript, contains a motet by Pandolfo Zallamella that was first published in 1585. That group may be a later insertion. It begins in a new hand on the verso of the preceding page in the tenor and after some missing pages in the discant. The following group begins on a new folio in the tenor, but not in the discant. Although we cannot necessarily date the entire manuscript on the basis of the latest piece it contains, the presence of that piece in a manuscript with so much of the Choralis repertoire suggests that Isaac’s music continued to be performed in Bártfa into the late 1580s. H-Bn MS Bártfa Mus.2 provides evidence of even later interest in the Choralis music in Bártfa.