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The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum is an evolving electronic archive that will eventually contain the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The TML’s objective is to reproduce in electronic format every relevant musical theoretical work available in print, even if an earlier edition might seem to have been supplanted by a more modern one. In addition, the TML aims to include as many transcriptions from manuscript sources as possible so that scholars will be able to retrieve not only edited texts but also readings that appear in the sources themselves.

As of June 2017, the archive contains over 8 million words and 18,000 graphics for around 950 unique titles in multiple versions, from 328 printed and 42 manuscript sources.

There are several printed editions not yet represented in the TML. And since the publication of the latest census of music theory manuscripts by the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (2001) we know of many unpublished works waiting to be edited and studied. Scholarship proceeds at a faster pace than us, and this is good news overall, another reason for redesigning the TML and expanding its service to scholars. Note that in some cases the TML has not been granted permission to reproduce copyrighted materials, another reason why some texts are not included yet.

With the purpose of making users aware of the actual coverage of the TML, the 2017 edition of the website now maintains, as part of the new “browsing lists,” a list of the sources that are currently represented in the archive. For the same purpose, and with the hope of increasing dialogue and collaboration, we provide below a list of printed editions that we are considering for inclusion in the TML or are currently in progress, and we will be happy to hear about any other item that needs to be added to the list.

[+] Titles for future inclusion in the TML

  • Amon, Johann. Der “Tractatus de musica cum glossis” im Cod. 4774 der Wiener Nationalbibliothek. Wiener Veröffentlichungen zur Musikwissenschaft, vol. 2, no. 3. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1977. [edition pp. 13–89]
  • Angerer, Joachim F. Lateinische und deutsche Gesänge aus der Zeit der Melker Reform. Forschungen zur älteren Musikgeschichte, no. 2. Vienna: Verband der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs, 1979. [edition pp. 54–63]
  • Augustine. De musica libri sex. Translated and edited by Guy Finaert and F. J. Thonnard. [Paris]: Desclée De Brouwer, 1947. [edition pp. 20–478, even pages]
  • Avenary, Hanoch. “Hieronymus’ Epistel über die Musikinstrumente und ihre altöstlichen Quellen.” Anuario Musical 16 (1961): 57–73.
  • Becker, Hans Jakob. Das Tonale Guigos I: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des liturgischen Gesanges und der Ars Musica im Mittelalter. Münchener Beiträge zur Mediävistik und Renaissance-Forschung 23. Munich: Arbeo-Gesellschaft, 1975. [edition pp. 12–53]
  • Bernhard, Michael, and Calvin M. Bower. “The Ps.-Guidonian ‘Tractatus correctorius multorum errorum.’” In Studies in Medieval Chant and Liturgy in Honour of David Hiley, edited by Terence Bailey and László Dobszay, 45–77. Ottawa: Institute of Mediaeval Music, 2007. [edition pp. 47–52]
  • Bernhard, Michael, and Calvin M. Bower. Glossa maior in institutionem musicam Boethii. Vol. 3. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorischen Kommission 11. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1996. [edition pp. 1–352]
  • Bernhard, Michael. “Die Überlieferung der Neumennamen im lateinischen Mittelalter.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 2, edited by Michael Bernhard, 13–91. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorischen Kommission 13. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1997.
  • Bernhard, Michael. “Eine neue Quelle für den Vatikanischen Organum-Traktat.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 3, edited by Michael Bernhard, 175–90. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorische Kommission 15. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001.
  • Bernhard, Michael. “Glossen zur Arithmetik des Boethius.” In Scire litteras: Forschungen zum mittelalterlichen Geistesleben, edited by Sigrid Krämer and Michael Bernhard, 23–34. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1988. [edition pp. 24–34]
  • Bernhard, Michael. Clavis Gerberti: Eine Revision von Martin Gerberts Scriptores ecclesiastici de musica sacra potissimum (St. Blasien 1784). Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorische Kommission 7. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1989.
  • Bernhard, Michael. Die Thomas von Aquin zugeschriebenen Musiktraktate. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorischen Kommission 18. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2006.
  • Bower, Calvin M. “An 11th-Century, Italian ‘Gloss’ on Cassiodorus: New Evidence Concerning Medieval Instruments.” In Festschrift für Horst Leuchtmann zum 65. Geburtstag, edited by Stephan Hörner and Bernhold Schmid, 69–93. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1993. [edition pp. 87–91]
  • Brearley, Denis, and Thomas Wray. “The British Museum Ms. Arundel 43 Monochord Fragments.” Mediaeval Studies 36 (1974): 160–73.
  • Burchard, Ulrich. Hortulus musices. Lipsiae: M. Lottheri, 1518.
  • Cahn, Peter. “Eine Reichenauer Handshcrift in Frankfurt am Main: Der Musiktraktat des Johannes Floess (1419).” In Renaissance-Studien: Helmuth Osthoff zum 80. Geburtstage, edited by Ludwig Finscher, 9–27. Frankfurter Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft 11. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1979. [edition pp. 14–23]
  • Calvisius, Sethus. Melopoiia sive Melodiae Condendae Ratio, Quam vulgò Musicam Poëticam vocant. Magdeburg: Francus, 1630.
  • Cochin, Henri. “Sur le Socrate de Pétrarque.” Mélanges d'Archéologie et d'Histoire 37 (1918–19): 31–32.
  • Dahan, Gilbert. “Une introduction à la philosophie au XIIe siècle: Le Tractatus quidam de philosophia et partibus eius.” Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen age 49 (1982): 155–93. [edition pp. 181–93]
  • Di Bacco, Giuliano. De Muris e gli altri: sulla tradizione di un trattato musicale trecentesco. Lucca: LIM, 2001. [editions pp. 294–319, 328–44]
  • Donato, Giuseppe. Gli elementi costitutivi dei tonari: in appendice, l’edizione del tonario del ms. Roma, Bibl. Apost. Vat., Pal. Lat. 1346. Messina: Edas, 1978. [edition pp. 189–229].
  • Dunchad. Glossae in Martianum. Edited by Cora E. Lutz. Philological Monographs Published by the American Philological Association 12. Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Press, 1944. [edition pp. 1–50]
  • Duns Scotus, John. Annotationes in Marcianum. Edited by Cora E. Lutz. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1939. [edition pp. 3–221]
  • Ernstbrunner, Pia. Der Musiktraktat des Engelbert von Admont: (ca. 1250–1331). Musica Mediaevalis Europae Occidentalis 2. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1998. [edition pp. 165–357.]
  • Evers, Ute. “Die Abhandlung über die Hufnagelnotation in der Handschrift clm 30058 der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 3, edited by Michael Bernhard, 469–79. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorischen Kommission 15. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001. [edition pp. 475–79.]
  • Favonius Eulogius. Disputatio de Somnio Scipionis. Edited and translated by Roger E. van Weddingen. Brussels: Latomus, 1957.
  • Florentius, de Faxolis. Book on Music. Translated and edited by Bonnie J. Blackburn and Leofranc Holford-Strevens. The I Tatti Renaissance Library 43. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010. [edition pp. 1–237.]
  • Fludd, Robert. 'The Temple of Music'. Edited by Peter Hauge. Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. [edition pp. 31–243.]
  • Gaffurio, Franchino. Theorica musice. Edited and translated by Ilde Illuminati and Cesarino Ruini. Le regole della musica 2. Florence: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2005. [edition pp. 4–280, even pages]
  • Gaffurio, Franchino. Theoricum opus musice discipline. Edited by Cesarino Ruini. Musurgiana 15. Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1996.
  • Gallo, F. A. “Lo studio della "Musica speculativa" di Johannes de Muris in Polonia e Italia.” In Primo incontro con la musica italiana in Polonia: dal Rinascimento al Barocco, Parma, 12–13 giugno, Bydgoszcz, 11–12 settembre, 1969, 39–54. Miscellanee saggi convegni 7. Bologna: AMIS, 1974. [edition p. 45–54]
  • Gerson, Jean. L'Oeuvre Poétique. Vol. 4 of Oeuvres Complètes. Paris: Desclée, 1960. [edition pp. 135–37]
  • Göllner, Theodor. Die mehrstimmigen liturgischen Lesungen. 2 vols. Münchner Veröffentlichungen zur Musikgeschichte 15. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1969.
  • Gómez, Carmen. “De arte cantus de Johannes Pipudi, sus Regulae contrapunctus y los Apuntes de teoría de un estudiante catalán del siglo XIV.” Anuario musical 31–32 (1976–77): 37–49. [edition pp. 40–49]
  • Guido, d’Arezzo. Le opere: Micrologus, Regulae rhythmicae, Prologus in Antiphonarium, Epistola ad Michaelem, Epistola ad archiepiscopum Mediolanensem. Edited and translated by Angelo Rusconi. Le regole della musica 1. Florence: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2005.
  • Hofmann, Eucharius. Doctrina de tonis seu modis musicis. Gryphiswaldiae: A. Ferberi, 1582.
  • Howell, Standley. “Paulus Paulirinus of Prague on Musical Instruments.” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 5-6 (1979–80): 9–36. [edition pp. 13–20]
  • Huglo, Michel. “Die Interpolationen von Texten und Diagrammen in der Musica Isidori.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 3, edited by Michael Bernhard, 1–17. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorische Kommission 15. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001. [edition pp. 14–17]
  • Huglo, Michel. “Les noms des neumes et leur origine.” Études Grégoriennes 1 (1954): 53–67 [edition p. 57].
  • Kircher, Athanasius. Musurgia universalis. With a forward by Ulf Scharlau. Hildesheim and New York: Georg Olms, 1970.
  • Le Boeuf, Patrick. “Un commentaire d’inspiration érigénienne du “De musica” de saint Augustin.” Recherches augustiniennes 22 (1987): 243–316. [edition pp. 253–309]
  • Le Cerf, G., and E. R. Labande, eds. Les traités d’Henri-Arnaut de Zwolle et de divers anonymes (ms. B.N. Latin 7295). Paris: Auguste Picard, 1932. [edition pp. 3–58]
  • Le Munerat, Jean. “De moderatione et concordia grammatice et musice (1490).” In In Defense of Music: The Case for Music as Argued by a Singer and Scholar of the Late Fifteenth Century, edited by Don Harrán, 81–100. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.
  • Le Munerat, Jean. “Qui precedent tractatu.” In In defense of Music: The Case for Music as Argued by a Singer and Scholar of the Late Fifteenth Century, edited by Don Harrán, 101–6. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.
  • Leach, Mark A. ““His ita perspectis”: A Practical Supplement to Guido of Arezzo’s Pedagogical Method.” Journal of Musicology 8 (1990): 82–101. [edition pp. 87–101]
  • Lebedev, Sergei. Cuiusdam Cartusiensis monachi tractatus de musica plana. Musica Mediaevalis Europae Occidentalis 3. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2000. [edition pp. 1–134]
  • Lefferts, Peter. “An Anonymous Treatise of the Theory of Frater Robertus de Brunham.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 3, edited by Michael Bernhard, 217–51. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorische Kommission 15. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001. [edition pp. 247–51]
  • Lipphardt, Walther. Der Karolingische Tonar von Metz. Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen 43. Münster and Westfalen: Aschendorf, 1965. [edition pp. 12–63]
  • Lossio, Luca. Erotemata musicae practicae. Nuremberg, 1563. Reprint, Bologna: Forni, 1980.
  • Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium scipionis. Edited by James Willis. Leipzig: Teubner, 1963. [edition pp. 1–163]
  • Marchetto, da Padova. Lucidarium; Pomerium: testo latino e italiano. Edited by Marco Della Sciucca, Tiziana Sucato, and Carla Vivarelli. Le regole della musica 3. Florence: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2007.
  • Martianus Capella. De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii. Edited by James Willis. Leipzig: Teubner, 1983.
  • Massera, Giuseppe. Nicolai Burtii Parmensis Florum libellus. Historiae Musicae Cultores Biblioteca 28. Florence: Olschki, 1975. [edition pp. 53–181]
  • Mathias, Franz Xaver, ed. Der Straszburger chronist Königshofen als choralist. Sein Tonarius wiedergefunden von Martin Vogeleis. Graz: Styria, 1903. [edition pp. 92–154]
  • Meyer, Christian, ed. Musica plana Johannis de Garlandia. Collection d'études Musicologiques 91. Baden-Baden: V. Koerner, 1998. [edition pp. 3–97]
  • Meyer, Christian. "Un témoin de la reception méridionale des traditions d’enseignement du Nord aux XIVe et XVe siècles: Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya, M. 883.” Anuario musical 58 (2003): 9–59. [edition pp. 40–59]
  • Meyer, Christian. “‘Ad habendum bonum fundamentum in organis’: Ein neue Quelle zur ‘Tactus-Lehre.’” Musik in Bayern 64 (2002): 5–27.
  • Meyer, Christian. “‘Musica est indita nobis naturaliter’: Musique speculative et philosophie de la nature.” Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge 72 (2005): 277–321. [edition pp. 297–321]
  • Meyer, Christian. “L’enseignement de la musique à Paris au XVe siècle: Un témoin inattendu: la compilation de Georgius Erber.” In Quellen und Studien zur Musiktheorie des Mittelalters, vol. 3, edited by Michael Bernhard, 305–28. Veröffentlichungen der Musikhistorische Kommission 15. Munich: Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001.
  • Meyer, Christian. “Le ‘De synemmenis’ et sa tradition: Contribution à l’étude des mesures du monocorde vers la fin du XIIIe siècle.” Revue de musicologie 76 (1990): 83–95. [edition pp. 92–94]
  • Meyer, Christian. “Le Tractatus de consonantiis musicalibus (CS I Anonyme I/Jacobus Leodiensis, alias de Montibus): une reportatio?” Revue Belge de Musicologie 49 (1995): 5–25. [edition pp. 19–25]
  • Meyer, Christian. Mensura monochordi: la division du monocorde, IXe-XVe siècles. Paris: Société française de musicologie; Editions Klincksieck, 1996.
  • Muzíková, Renata. “Pauli Paulirini de Praga Musica mensuralis.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Philosophica et Historica 2 (1965): 57–87. [edition pp. 58–72]
  • Nolte, Eckhard. Johannes Magirus (1558–1631) und seine Musiktraktate. Studien zur hessischen Musikgeschichte 4. Marburg: Görich and Weiershäuser, 1971. [edition pp. 192–311]
  • Nucius, Johannes. Musices poeticae: sive, de compositione cantus, praeceptiones absolutissimae nunc primum. Crispini Scharffenberg, 1613. Reprint, Leipzig: Zentralantiquariat der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1976.
  • Page, Christopher. “A Treatise on Musicians from ?c.1400: The ‘Tractatulus de differentiis et gradibus cantorum’ by Arnulf de St Ghislain.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 117 (1992): 1–21. [edition p. 15–17]
  • Peden, Alison M. ““De semitonio”: Some Medieval Exercises in Arithmetic.” Studi medievali 35 (1994): 367–403. [edition pp. 385–403]
  • Puerto, Diego del. Portus musice. Salamanca, 1504. Reprint, Madrid: Joyas Bibliográficas, 1976.
  • Rausch, Alexander. “Der Boethius-Kommentar in der Handschrift St. Florian XI 282.” Studien zur Musikwissenschaft 48 (2002): 7–83. [edition pp. 19–83]
  • Rausch, Alexander. “Die Handschrift München, Clm 14477 als musiktheoretische Quelle.” Musik in Bayern 49 (1994): 19–24.
  • Rausch, Alexander. Der spätmittelalterliche Choraltraktat aus der Kartause Gaming (Niederösterreich): Einführung und Edition. Musica mediaevalis Europae occidentalis 9. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2008. [edition pp. 19–91]
  • Rausch, Alexander. Die Musiktraktate des Abtes Bern von Reichenau: Edition und Interpretation. Musica mediaevalis Europae occidentalis 5. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1999. [edition pp. 9–115]
  • Rauter, Karl. Der Klagenfurter Musiktraktat von 1430: Tractatus de musica. Klagenfurt: Kärntner Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft, 1989. [edition pp. 46–90]
  • Rohloff, Ernst. Die Quellenhandschriften zum Musiktraktat des Johannes de Grocheio. Leipzig: VEB Deutsche Verlag für Musik, 1972. [edition pp. 110–69]
  • Rusconi, Angelo. "Un''anonima Praefatio sui modi musicali medioevali: edizione e commento." Quaderni della Civica Scuola di Musica 16 (1988): 87-96. [edition pp. 89–90]
  • Sachs, Klaus-Jürgen. “Zur Tradition der Klangschritt-Lehre: Die Text mit der Formel “Si cantus ascendit…” und ihre Verwandten.” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 28 (1971): 233–70.
  • Sachs, Klaus-Jürgen. Mensura fistularum. Die Mensurierung der Orgelpfeifen im Mittelalter. Schriftenreihe der Walcker-Stiftung für Orgelwissenschaftliche Forschung 1. Stuttgart: Musikwissenschaftliche Verlags-Ges., 1970. [edition pp. 45–147]
  • Sallmann, Nicolaus, ed. Censorini de die natali liber ad Q. Caerellium: accedi anonymi cuiusdam epitoma disciplinarum (fragmentum Censorini). Biblioteca scriptorium graecorum et romanorum Teubneriana. Leipzig: Teubner, 1983. [edition pp. 1–60]
  • Sarni, Emanuela. “Un trattato quattrocentesco sugli intervalli nella Biblioteca Comunale di Treviso.” L’ars nova italiana del Trecento 5 (1985): 226–44.
  • Scattolin, Pier Paolo. “Le Regule contrapuncti di Filippotto da Caserta.” L’ars nova italiana del Trecento 5 (1985): 237–39, 243–44.
  • Schmid, Hans. “Die musiktheoretischen Handschriften der Benediktiner-Abtei Tegernsee.” PhD diss., Munich, 1951. [editions pp. 98–103, 104–105]
  • Seay, Albert. “The “Liber Musices” of Florentius de Faxolis.” In Musik und Geschichte: Leo Schrade zum sechzigsten Geburtstag, 71–95. Cologne: A. Volk, 1963.
  • Smits van Waesberghe, Joseph. “De Brief van Notker Balbalus aan Frater Lantbertus over de Verklaring der Letters.” In Muziekgeschiedenis der Middeleeuwen, vol. 2. Tilburg: W. Bergmans, 1939–42.
  • Spechtshart, Hugo, of Reutlingen. Flores musice omnis cantus gregoriani. Edited by Carl Beck. Stuttgart: Litterarischen Verein, 1868.
  • Theinred, of Dover. De legitimis ordinibus pentachordorum et tetrachordorum: A Critical Text and Translation. Edited and translated by John L. Snyder. Ottawa: Institute of Mediaeval Music, 2006. [edition pp. 140–345]
  • Tinctoris, Johannes. Dictionary of Musical Terms: An English Translation of "Terminorum musicae diffinitorium" together with the Latin Text. Translated by Carl Parrish. New York: Da Capo Press, 1978.
  • Tinctoris, Johannes. Diffinitorium musice: un dizionario di musica per Beatrice d’Aragona. Edited by Cecilia Panti. Florence: Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2004.
  • Utterback, Kristine T. ““Cum multimodi curiositatis”: A Musical Treatise from Eleventh-Century Catalonia.” Speculum 54 (1979): 283–96. [edition pp. 289–96]
  • Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri decem. Edited by Valentinus Rose. Lipsiae: B. G. Teubneri, 1899. [edition pp. 239–82]
  • Waeltner, E. L. Die Lehre vom Organum. Münchner Veröffentlichungen zur Musikgeschichte 13. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1975. [edition pp. 42–50, 54, 68, and 72–86]
  • Wagner, Peter. “Ein kurzer Tonar.” Gregorius-Blatt 53 (1929): 97–114.
  • Waszink, Jan Hendrik, ed. Timaeus: A Calcidio translatus commentarioque instructus. Vol. 4 of Plato latinus. London and Leiden: Warburg Institute and E. J. Brill, 1962. [edition pp. 5–346]
  • Welkenhuysen, Andries. “Louis Sanctus de Beringen, ami de Pétrarque, et sa Sentencia subiecti in musica sonora rééditée d’après le manuscript Laur. Ashb. 1051.” In Sapientiae doctrina: Mélanges de théologie et de littérature médiévales offerts à Dom Hildebrand Bascour, 386–427. Leuven, 1980. [edition pp. 416–18]
  • Wilkins, Nigel. “Some Notes on Philipoctus de Caserta (c. 1360?–c. 1435).” Nottingham Mediaeval Studies 8 (1964): 82–99. [edition pp. 95–99]
  • Zaminer, Frieder. Der vatikanische Organum-Traktat (Ottob. Lat. 3025): Organum-Praxis der frühen Notre Dame-Schule und ihrer Vorstufen. Münchner Veröffentlichungen zur Musikgeschichte 2. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1959. [edition pp. 185–203]

Note that the following titles cannot be included because of copyright restrictions:

  • Bernhard, Michael. “Zur Handschrift clm 2599.” Musik in Bayern 22 (1981): 3–24.
  • Göllner, Theodor. Formen früher Mehrstimmigkeit in deutschen Handschriften des späten Mittelalters. Mit Veröffentlichung der Orgelspiellehre aus dem Cod. lat. 7755 der Bayer. Staatsbibliothek München. Münchner Veröffentlichung zur Musikgeschichte 6. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1961. [edition pp. 153–78]
  • Meyer, Christian. “Ein deutscher Orgeltraktat vom Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts.” Musik in Bayern 29 (1984): 43–60.

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