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26 Chansons

4 vols., SAB of 16 fols., and T of 18 fols. The title page of the tenor part book reads: “Vingt & six chansons Musicales & nou/VELLES A CINCQ PARTIES, CONVENABLES TANT A LA VOIX / Comme aussi propices a Jouir De Divers Instrumenz, Nouvellement Imprimees En / Anvers Par Tielman Susato Correcteur Et Imprimeur de Musicque. / TENOR. / [table of contents].” The other part books follow the convention of the superius. On fol. A1v of the superius and contratenor part books and on fol. A2 of the bassus part book: table of contents. On fol. A1v of the bassus part book: a poem in Latin headed “IN DIVINAE MUSICES / laudem, Trimetri.” On fols. A1v-A2 of the tenor part book: cut of a ruler surrounded by his musicians, and a rhymed dedication headed “A TRESILLUSTRE ET TRESVERTUEUSE DAME, DAME MARIE ROYNE / Et Douaigiere D’hongrie. &c. Thylman Susato son Treshumble serviteur Felicite prosperite & valitude.” On fol. E2 of the tenor part book: poem in French headed “Aux Lecteurs.” Colophon on fol. E2v of the tenor part book: “IMPRIME EN ANVERS / Par Thilman Susato. Correcteur / Et Imprimeur De / Musicque.” The Brussels copy is published in facsimile in CEMF. SCChanson 29-30, pp. 280-281, distinguishes two editions of this anthology: a first (copies in London and Uppsala), and a second (copies in Berlin, Brussels and Vienna), that described here, which she tentatively dates between 1546 and 1549. For further information, see EitnerB 1877, and MeissnerS 1967. For a summary of Susato’s numbered chansonniers, see the description of 1543|16.
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