Middle Ages/Hoefische Kultur#
Moench von Salzburg: Kuehhorn#
The so-called "Moench von
Salzburg" (2nd half of the 14th c.) is one of the poets of the Late
Middle Ages whose poetry contrasts to those of his predecessors by the
use of early polyphony. The monk was a poet at the court of Pilgrim II
of Puchheim, the Archbishop of Salzburg. His secular and church songs
were well-known and popular as is proven by their inclusion in over 100
manuscripts of the day. The best-known manuscript source is the
so-called Mondsee-Wiener-Liederhandschrift (Mondsee-Vienna-song
manuscript) of the Salzburger Goldschmidt, Peter Spörl, which is
the source of this illustration. The Kuehhorn (Cow's horn) is
a parody of the genre called the "Taglied" or "Morning Song," which
places the awakening of the lovers in the afternoon hours. (E. Stadler)
© Sound: Dulamans Vröudenton Sinnliches Mittelalter, CD-Nr. Domino 901.642.
© Picture: Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift (Codex 2856) Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Handschrift- und Ikunabelsammlung, Wien.