Canticum B. Mariae Virginis, a Io. Animuccia Urbis Basilicae S. Petri Magistro ad omnes modos factum
Romae: Apud Haeredes Valerij [et] Aloysij Doricorum fratrum Brixiensium, 1568
Vault Case oversize M 2079 .L6 A65 1568
Purchased on the Brown/Weiss Rare Book Fund
Animuccia, a native of Florence, was the most important Roman contemporary to Palestrina whose work he influenced. This is the first and only edition of these 20 magnificats; no other copy is recorded in North America (most of Animuccia's works are preserved only in manuscript). In addition to its musical content, never re-edited, this volume is a monument of sixteenth-century music printing. It contains an important woodcut of the Visitation, in which chant books with printed and added manuscript micro-musical notation are depicted.