Saint Martial school

The St. Martial school was a school of composers from the early 9th to the early 13th century at the Abbey of St. Martial in Limoges. In addition to numerous Organa come ( unanimous ) Tropical and sequences from this environment.

It is unclear to what extent the manuscripts found in the abbey reflect the development in St. Martial in particular, or whether it is plant collections from various places of origin in southern France. Composers of this school are not known by name.

Most manuscripts of the abbey are now (2006 ) in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

The music of the St. Martial school is an important precursor to the music of the Notre Dame school.

  • Church Music History
  • Music of the Middle Ages