The Winchester Troper was originally copied out and used at Winchester Cathedral in England. Tropes, musical and/or textual additions to plainchants, render the chants appropriate for a particular occasion or festival of the church. The Winchester Troper is a foundational text for the study of Anglo-Saxon musical and liturgical practice and neume notation. The most innovative element of the collection is a series of 174 organa for two voices, representing a musical practice not recorded elsewhere in Europe before the 13th century. This copy is a photographic reproduction of the original.
The Read Online button links to the digitized version of the copy held by the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, made available through Stanford University.
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