The Franco Codex (Hernando Franco)

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Title: The Franco Codex of the Cathedral of Mexico

Composer: Hernando Franco

Publication date and place: ca. 1600 – Manuscript.

Publication data

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL USA.

Year of Publication: 1965

Description

Book, hardcover. 26 cm high, x 20 cm wide. xiii pages prefatory material, including table of contents; transcription and score, 177 p.

Contains the polyphony for fourteen complete settings of the Magnificat, two settings each, one odd verses, the other even, for each of seven Psalm tones (Tones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). Part of the setting of even numbered verses of Tone 2 is missing from the original manuscript, but was reconstructed by the editor, as is part of the setting of odd numbered verses of Tone 4. Both settings of tone 3 are missing. Transcription and critical commentary by Steven Barwick.