Musical Planning of Manuscripts

This table summarizes the contents of the melody manuscripts for troubadour song. Counts do not include prose texts such as vidas or razos, didactic works, etc. The counts reflect the number of songs which have a notated melody, have empty staves, or have been spaced to accommodate staves that were not drawn, as well as the number of lyric texts which were not intended to have a melody in each manuscript. It is very rare for coblas to have a melody or to have been planned for music, so they are not included in the counts except for those few planned for or given with a melody (numbers and percentages for if the text-only coblas are included in the counts are given below the table). Manuscripts that were not planned to be musical manuscripts, such as the Breviary d'amor manuscripts, and fragments, are not given percentages.

Manuscript Notated Melodies Empty Staves Space for Staves Not planned for music Total Songs % with Notated Melody % with Staves or Space % of Ms Planned for or with Music
R 161 694 1 79 935 17% 74% 91.5%
G 81 114 8 31 234 34.6% 48.7% 83.3%
W 54 10 0 0 64 84.4% 15.6% 100%
X 22 5 1 0 28 78.6% 21.4% 100%
Cangé 1 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a
Chigi 16 1 0 - 17 n/a n/a n/a
delta 2 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a
Esc 1 0 0 1 2 n/a n/a n/a
eta 1 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a
Eug 1 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a
Hoh 1 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a
Len 1 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a
SJA 4 0 0 0 4 n/a n/a n/a
V 0 0 166 24 190 0 87.4% 87.4%

V: There is a partial text at the current beginning of the manuscript that is the last part of a text that could have had space for staves on the preceding, now missing, folio, so there is a total of 191 texts extant including the initial fragment.
Chigi: counts only include the section of the manuscript with the Tragedy of St. Agnes.
For W, X, Cangé and Delta, counts include only the works in Occitan (or a combination of Occitan/Old French).

If text-only coblas are included in the counts:

Manuscript Notated Melodies Empty Staves Space for Staves Not planned for music Total Songs % with Notated Melody % with Staves or Space % of Ms Planned for or with Music
R 161 694 1 225 1081 14.9% 64.3% 79.2%
G 81 114 8 78 281 28.8% 43.4% 72.2%