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MUSC 242: Music History I: Reference Materials

15th Century Chant Manuscript

Plainsong (neumatic) notation on a four-line staff with Latin text written in Gothic Script. The text is from Psalm 150, Verse 1 and Psalm 123, Verse 7.

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Medieval Chant Music

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Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.

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Book of Hours -- Praeces Piae

Willamette University's Book of Hours  (Link to digital copy)

This Flemish Book of Hours, entitled Praeces piae, made in third quarter of the 15th century in the diocese of Tournai, in modern Belgium. The text provides prayers for the eight hours of the day at which prayers were recited (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline).

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