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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

Andrew Hughes.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval Music (800-1400). 2886 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...

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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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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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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 Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 101 words.

(Lat.: ‘pre-existing melody’)

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...

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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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Balox, Johannes

Andrew Hughes.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval Music (800-1400). 177 words.

(fl late 13th century). Theorist. Only the content of his treatise (CoussemakerS, i, pp.292–6 and CSM, xxxiv (1987), 11–21) and the character of the manuscript containing it (null...

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Johannes de Burgundia

Ian D. Bent.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval Music (800-1400). 217 words.

(fl mid- to late 13th century). Theorist. Hieronymus de Moravia ascribed to him the third of four treatises on discant that he compiled to form his chapter on measured polyphony....

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Quinible

John Caldwell.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 100 words.

(Middle Eng.: ‘fivefold’; from Lat. quin[que] and ‘ible’)

A voice or part apparently pitched even higher than Quatreble. But the 15th-century English treatises which refer to the...

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Lambertus, Magister

Rebecca A. Baltzer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval Music (800-1400). 1503 words.

[Pseudo-Aristoteles]

(fl c1270). Music theorist. His Tractatus de musica made an important contribution to the theory of measured music between Johannes de Garlandia...

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Johannes ‘dictus Primarius’

Ian D. Bent.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval Music (800-1400). 160 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...

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Quatreble

John Caldwell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 125 words.

(Middle Eng.: ‘quadruple’; from Lat. quadruplus or quadruplex, modified by analogy with ‘treble’ from Fr. triple)

A voice or part pitched somewhat higher than the treble,...

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Wulf, Joe

Gerhard Conrad.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 170 words.

(b Mayen, Germany, June 19, 1961). German trombonist, arranger, and bandleader. He began his music studies in 1980 with Jiggs Whigham in Cologne. From 1983 to 1984 he was a member of...

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