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Franco of Cologne

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(fl. late 13th century)

*Music theorist who described a notation system assigning precise values to note shapes, a musical notation that remained in use, with modifications, for...

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Franco of Cologne

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(fl. late 13th century)

*Music theorist who described a notation system assigning precise values to note shapes, a musical notation that remained in use, with modifications, for...

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Franco of Cologne

Mary E. Wolinski.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 182 words.

(13th c.)

A musical theorist of the second half of the 13th century. Evidence concerning his life and activities is

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Franco of Cologne

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 77 words.

*Music theorist who described a notation system assigning precise values to note shapes, a *musical notation that remained in use,

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Franco of Cologne - theorist, ?composer

Andrew Hughes.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 2956 words.

(fl mid- to late 13th century). German theorist and ?composer. His Ars cantus mensurabilis contained the first major statement of an idea that has been fundamental to Western notation ever...

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Franco of Paris

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 24 words.

Name used by Gerbert for the author of the Ars cantus mensurabilis, Franco of cologne.

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mensural notation

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 51 words.

System of mus. notation est. c.1250 by Franco of Cologne and used until 1600. All shapes of notes

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Robert of Handlo (1326)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 65 words.

Expanding an anonymous summary of doctrines of *Franco of Cologne, his Regule discusses continental trends and idiosyncratic British practices. See

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Franco primus

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 27 words.

Theorist known only through a reference of Anonymus 4, in which his name is mentioned with that of Franco of cologne.

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Robert of Handlo

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(fl. 1326) English music theorist concerned with the notation of mensural music.

Expanding an anonymous summary of doctrines of Franco of Cologne, his Regule discusses continental...

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Franconian notation

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A type of notation codified in about 1260 by Franco of Cologne. It was the true precursor of modern notation in that the rhythm of a note could now be ...

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Cantus prius factus

Lewis Lockwood.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 110 words.

The term seems to have been first used in the 13th century by Franco of Cologne in his treatise Ars cantus mensurabilis (see StrunkSR1, 153). As Franco used the term it referred to the...

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mensural notation

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

System of mus. notation est. c.1250 by Franco of Cologne and used until 1600. All shapes of notes and pauses had definite time values, in contrast with system of preceding epoch (modal...

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mensural notation

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 52 words.

System of musical notation est. c.1250 by Franco of Cologne and used until 1600. All shapes of notes and pauses had definite time values, in contrast with system of preceding epoch (modal...

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Franconian notation

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 52 words.

A type of notation codified in about 1260 by Franco of Cologne. It was the true precursor of modern notation in that the rhythm of a note could now be read solely from its shape, rather...

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Johannes ‘dictus Primarius’ - Musician, theorist, scribe, composer

Ian D. Bent and Edward H. Roesner.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 173 words.

(fl Paris, 13th century). Musician, probably a theorist but perhaps also a scribe or composer, active in France. Along with Petrus optimus notator and others he was involved in the later...

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Willelmus - Theorist

Gilbert Reaney.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 295 words.

(fl 14th century). Theorist. He was possibly the author of the anonymously preserved late 14th-century treatise Breviarium regulare musice. A medieval catalogue gives this name for a...

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Lambertus, Magister - Music theorist

Rebecca A. Baltzer.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1497 words.

(fl c1270). Music theorist. His Tractatus de musica made an important contribution to the theory of measured music between Johannes de Garlandia and Franco of Cologne. All that is known of...

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Quatreble

John Caldwell.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 142 words.

A voice or part pitched somewhat higher than the treble, occasionally designated quatriplex in polyphonic sources such as the Eton Choirbook (GB-WRec 178). Here the usage is clearly related...

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Quinible

John Caldwell.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 113 words.

A voice or part apparently pitched even higher than Quatreble. But the 15th-century English treatises which refer to the quatreble do not mention the quinible; and although quintuplum can...

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Maastricht

Hans van Dijk.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 681 words.

City in the Netherlands. From the Middle Ages it had close connections with Liège and Aachen, and held cultural importance on account of its two main churches: the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk and...

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