Woodblock Music Manuscript

Music Printed With Woodblock

The printed music from a woodblock is shown here. The original music was printed in Milan, Italy in 1496. The book from where the music was obtained is archived at the Sibley Musical Library, University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. The music measures 12.6 x 8.25 inches (32 x 21cm). (Music in the private collection of the author.)

Gafurius: Practica Musicae, a closer look at the woodblock.
Gafurius: Practica Musicae, a closer look at the woodblock.
A printed sheet of music using the Gafurius: Practica Musicae woodblock.
A printed sheet of music using the Gafurius: Practica Musicae woodblock.