Magnus Liber Organi

Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre

Parisian Liturgical Polyphony from the 12th and 13th Centuries

7 volumes
General Editor: Edward H. Roesner

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The Magnus Liber Organi was composed for the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, during the brilliant cultural Renaissance of the twelfth century and the first decades of the thirteenth century. The work of Leoninus and other musicians, it may be considered as the greatest single achievement in the development of early polyphony. The revision and renotation of the Great Book by Perotinus and his contemporaries were equally important; the creation of the three- and four-voice organa (the earliest known examples of music for more than two voices) is one of the most extraordinary moments in the development of Western polyphony.

This new edition, undertaken by an international team of scholars working under Professor Edward H. Roesner, presents the Parisian liber organi in all its richness and diversity for the first time in a complete modern edition. Purchase of the complete set is open to individuals as well as institutions ($3380); each volume (except volume 6) is also available separately.

Volume I

Les Quadrupla et Tripla de Parised. Edward H. Roesner, xcix + 358 pp.

OL 261

RRP: $520

Volume II

Les Organa Dupla, Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, pluteus 29.1: Les Organa de l'Officeed. Mark Everist, xci + 332 pp.

OL 262

RRP: $520

Volume III

Les Organa Dupla, Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, pluteus 29.1: Les Organa de la Messe, I
ed. Mark Everist, xxxi + 258 pp.

OL 263

RRP: $520

Volume IV

Les Organa Dupla, Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, pluteus 29.1: Les Organa de la Messe, II
ed. Mark Everist, xxix + 251 pp.

OL 264

RRP: $520

Volume V

Les Clausules à deux voix, Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, pluteus 29.1, fascicule Ved. Rebecca A. Baltzer, xlvi + 393 pp.

OL 265

RRP: $520

Volume VIa and VIb

Les Organa Dupla, Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 1099 Helmstaded. Thomas B. Payne, xcvii + 402 pp.

OL 266

RRP: $780  only available as part of a set

Volume VII

Les Organa Dupla and les Clausules à deux voix, Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 628 Helmstaded. Edward H. Roesner, lxii + 394 pp.

OL 267

RRP: $520