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The Codex Faenza and the Tradition of Improvisation

The Codex Faenza and the Tradition of Improvisation

By Laura Osterlund

Given at Case Western Reserve University on April 10, 2018

The Faenza Codex is one of the largest collections of late medieval instrumental music. The codex is also a vestige of a medieval instrumental improvisation, the majority of which was not written down.

See also these videos of the music performed:

And more on Laura Osterlund’s Youtube Channel

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