This is a summary of sources that myself and Tristram d'Avignon found on a library raid, probably in about the reign of King Theodric and Queen Engelin. The raid was on the Conservatorium of Music of the University of Sydney, which is not with the rest of the university, but is rather near to the Opera House and the NSW Parliament.
We have listed the book, together with it's reference number at that library, which should enable these works to be either found on the shelves, or for an inter-library loan.
I apologise for the brief and fragmentary nature of these notes, but they are the notes I have, and it is either write them up as they are, or see them lie silent and dumb to be eventually fed to the gnawing of musical mice.
Di Lasso 'Il Primo Libro de Mottetti' (Antwerp 1556) B13 LAS 12
Part book of Motets for 5 or 6 voices. Reprint, uses period notation.
Susato 'Vingt et six Chansons (1543) B20 Cor 1
Four part book of chansons. Period notation. Reprint.
Roche (ed) 'The Penguin Book of Italian Madrigals for four voices'. B7 Pen 2
Italian madrigals in modern notation
Cuyler 'The Emperor Maximilian I and Music' 780.9 43/2
Part II is music composed by the late 15th/early 16thC Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian's composers, Heinrich Isaac, Adam Rener and so on. Has some stuff about patronage of musicians etc.
Pietro Aaron 'Lucidario in Musica' (1545 Venice) Reference mislaid
Reprint of 1545 Venice edition. In Italian. 16thC music theory
Winn 'A bibliography of contemporary source works for the social history of English Music 1543-1728' 016.780942 2.1
I've noted a cryptic "see Mulcaster 1581 p126"
Hughes "Medieval Music : The Sixth Liberal Art" 016.780902 2B
This book is all bibliography and footnotes, with references by topic. This is not the Platonically perfect book on medieval music, but it is the footnotes to that imagined perfect text. This is a guide and jumping off point for very deep research.
Tacconi "Cathedral and Civic Ritual in Late Medieval and Renaissence Florence" 260.0200945 1
If you're a Florence geek, you'll love this book. P113 has the 'Paths of the Processions on Rogation days" ... remember, people, turn left once you cross the Arno to get to the Porta romana.
Urquardt 'Canon, Partial signatures and "musica ficta" in works by Josquin DesPrez and his contemporaries' 780.148 10
Contains left side/right side period text and translation from works like Ramos's Musica Practica (Bologna 1482) around p131. This is a work to mine from !
Oettenger 'Music as Propaganda in the German Reformation' 264.230943
Lots and lots of German propaganda songs from the Reformation. p95 has melodies. P193 has a woodcut with a four part melody and words.
Caldwell 'Polyphony in Portugal c 1530-c1620 : Sources from the Monastry of Santa Cruz, Coinbra' 016.7809469 1
No notes recorded
Wulstan 'Tudor Music' 780.942 11
No notes recorded
Weaver "A descriptive bibliographical catalog of the Music printed by Hubert Waelrant and Jan de Laet' Reference not recorded
Hubert and Jan were printers in Antwerp between 1524 and 1566