Marc’s Milk Carton: a new source for “Sans joie avoir”!

Only two hours after I had posted the latest Milk Carton (“A nameless cantus fragment”) the answer came via facebook: Julien Taurand had found that the fragment of mensural notation in the top line of CZ-Pu XI.E.9, fol. 248v is in fact the cantus line of the entire A-part (with the ouvert ending) of the ballade “Sans joie avoir”, for which the only other concordances are to be found in Codex Chantilly (fol. 23) and Pit (P-Bn f.it. 568, fol. 27v-28). I would like to thank Mr. Taurand for sharing his identification. Here is a transcription of the A-part of said ballade with the surviving notation from the fragment in black notation and the emendations taken from Codex Chantilly in grey:

A-part of the anonymous ballade "Sans joie avoir" with the surviving notation from CZ-Pu XI.E.9 (amended by using the transmission of Codex Chantilly—grey notation).

A-part of the anonymous ballade “Sans joie avoir” with the surviving notation from CZ-Pu XI.E.9 (amended by using the transmission of Codex Chantilly—grey notation).

Marc Lewon

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