Gathering Structure

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS fr. 1584[1]

Gathering

Folio

Contents

Scribe

Miniature

Artist

A

Av–Bv

Index

?

 

 

 

C–Cv

Blank

 

 

 

 

Text

 

B

D–Ev

Prologue ballades

A

1–2

Master of the Bible of Jean de Sy

 

F

Blank

 

 

 

 

Fv–Gv

Narrative Prologue

B

3

‘Machaut Master’

I

1–9

Vergier

Same scribe throughout

4–7

Same artist to fol. 297

II

9v–22

Jugement Behaingne

 

8–11

 

IV-VI

22v–49

Jugement Navarre

 

12

 

VII-X

49v–80

Remede (with music)

 

13–24

 

XI-XII

80v–96

Lyon

 

25–50

 

XIII

96v–126

Alerion

 

51

 

 

126v

Blank

 

 

 

XVII-XIX

127–153

Confort

 

52–77

 

XX-XXII

154–173v

Fonteinne

 

78–102

 

XXII-XXIII

174–177

Harpe

 

103–116

 

XXIII-XXVII

177v–213

Loange (268 texts)

 

117

 

XXVII

213v–214v

Marguerite

 

118

 

XXVII-XXVIII

214v–219v

Complaintes

 

 

 

 

220–220v

Blank

 

 

 

XXIX-XXXVIII

221–296v

Voir Dit

 

119–146v

 

XXXVIII

297

Voir Dit

 

147

Machaut Master ‘High Finish’

XXXVIII-XXXIX

298-306

Voir Dit

 

148

Machaut Master

 

306v–308v

Blank

 

 

 

XL

309

Prise

 

149

Machaut Master ‘High Finish’ with secondary decoration and historiated initial by Hand 1

XL-XLVI

309-365

 

 

 

 

XLVI

365v–366

Dit de la Rose

 

150

Machaut Master

XLVI

366–366v

Vesci les biens

 

151

 

 

•Music•

 

XLVII

367

Lay (large historiated initial)

 

152

Hand 3 (Parisian artist)

XLVI-LII

368-412v

22 lais (6 w/o music)

 

 

 

 

413–414

Blank ruled

 

 

 

LIII

414v

Motet (Framed miniature)

 

153

Machaut Master

LIII-LV

415-437v

23 motets

 

 

 

 

 

Blank ruled

 

 

 

LVI

438v–449

Mass

 

 

 

LVII

449v

Mass (Agnus Dei)

 

N/A

Two historiated initials, Hand 2

LVII

450-451

Mass

 

 

 

LVII

451v–452

Hoquetus David

 

 

 

 

452v–453v

Blank ruled

 

 

 

LVIII

454

Ballade, Large  historiated initial

 

154

Machaut Master, ‘High Finish’

LVIII-LX

454v-474v

37 ballades

 

 

 

LX-LXI

475–481

19 rondeaux (one copied twice)

 

 

 

 

481v

Blank ruled

 

 

 

LXI-LXII

482–494v [502v]

38 virelais (6 w/o music)

 

 

 


[1] This gathering structure is based on Earp, 1983, pp. 334-339.

 

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