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Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century$

Lewis Lockwood

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(p.336) APPENDIX IV A Chronology of the Correspondence between Duke Ercole I d'Este and Ferrarese Ambassadors at Rome and elsewhere, on Benefices

(p.336) APPENDIX IV A Chronology of the Correspondence between Duke Ercole I d'Este and Ferrarese Ambassadors at Rome and elsewhere, on Benefices

Appendix IV occupies pages 337–345

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Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505
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Oxford University Press

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Year

Date

Source

Writer

Recipient

Main Content

1473

15 June

ASM, ARoB.l

B. Arlotti

Ercole

Supplication being submitted for fra Pietro Cariom

(1474)

(1475)

1476

ASF, AN

Notary

don Bartolomeo organista made deacon

Pedros de Valentia, ducal singer, receives benefice of chapel of SS Fabian and Sebastian in Duomo

Johannes Brebis receives benefice of San Michele in Cesta; had been archpriest of Cocanile

Zoanne Troia (= Zoanne Salico) receives benefice of church in Crespino Peroto cantore receives benefice of church of SS Giacomo and Filippo

Nov.

Chronicles

Caleffini, 84; Zambotti, 22 f.

Ercole issues grida claiming his right to confer benefices in his dominions

(1477)

1478

ASF, AN

Notary

Brebis transfers benefice of S. Giustina to Daniele cantore

1479

Johannes Martini receives benefice in Dogato

Matteo de Parise receives benefice

Antonio de Cambrai receives benefice of Cocanile on death of Brebis

Johannes Martini receives benefice at ‘Villae ducati’

Bartolomeo Spagnolo receives benefice of S, Maria a Nive

1482

Johannes Martini receives benefice of S. Agostino in Duomo Matteo de Parise

1483

Jachetto Marvilla receives benefice of S. Jacob oltra Po Laurentio de Cambio rents benefice to Daniele cantore

1484

3 1 Nov.

ASM, ARo B. i

C. Bianchi

Ercole

Bianchi asked Pope to allow Ercole to distribute benefice to singers; Pope delays; Ercole wants Indult

1484

26 Nov.

ASM, ARo B. 8

C. Bianchi

Ercole

Ercole wants Indult like that which Pope Sixtus IV gave to King (of Naples)

29 Nov.

Bianchi trying to obtain Neapolitan Indult,will have supplication drawn up on model of that one

5 Dec.

Pope asks Ercole to have patience and wait for Indult

1485

ASF, AN

Notary

Jachetto de Marvilla ordained rector of S. Giacomo oltra Po

23 Nov.

ASM, ARo B. 8

Ercole

N. de Bendedei

On renunciation to be made by Paolo Casella of benefice of Rivalta in favor of Johannes Martini

10 Dec.

N. de Bendedei

Ercole

Bendedei says Casella is reluctant to make this renunciation because renunciations create a bad impression

1486

4 May

” B. 6

Ercole

Arlotti

Johannes Martini is coming to Rome about benefice of Rivalta

27 June

” B. 5

Arlotti

Ercole

Official documents are being drawn up for Johannes Martini’s benefice at Rivalta

27 Aug.

” B. 6

Ercole

Arlotti

Bartolomeo de I’Organo is to renounce benefice of S. Maria Maddalena oltra Po in favor of Jachetto da Marvilla

18 Oct.

” B.5

Arlotti

Ercole

On Bartolomeo de I’Organo and renunciation of benefice

20 Nov.

More on Bartolomeo de I’Organo and Jachetto da Marvilla

1487

11 Jan.

More on Bartolomeo de I’Organo and Jachetto da Marvilla

15 Feb.

Johannes Martini has been in Rome and will now be returning with the official documents for his benefice

15 Feb.

Bartolomeo de I’Organo is trying to go ahead with his renunciation in favor of Jachetto

17 Feb.

Johannes Martini has still not left Rome; today he went to carry out the rite of the Seven Churches (of Rome)

2 June

” B. 9

INDULT for singers of Ercole’s chapel

30 July

” B. 7

Ercole

Arlotti

Ercole believes Bartolomeo de I’Organo will have benefice of San Marco of Fossalta, disputed with Mathia cantore; by now Bartolomeo should have renounced benefice of Santa Maria Maddalena in favor of Jachetto

14 Sept.

” B. 5

Arlotti

Ercole

Bartolomeo has renounced benefice and Jachetto can have it

25 Oct.

More on Jachetto and benefice

12 Dec.

Arlotti acknowledges Ercole's request to secure a canonry for Jacob Obredit and praises Ercole's strong interest in music (published in my 'Music at Ferrara1, 127)

1488

3 Jan.

More on request to Pope for benefice for Obrecht (published in Murray, ‘New Light’, 512 ff.)

17 Jan .

” B. 7

Ercole

Arlotti

On benefice for Obrecht (published ivi, 514 f.)

21 Feb.

” B. 5

Arlotti

Ercole

Pope has agreed to give one of two benefices to Obrecht at Ercole's request i f it becomes vacant; further on procedures (published in my 'Music at Ferrara1, 128)

12 May

New provision has been made for Mathia cantore for benefice at Campiolo

23 May

” B.7

Ercole

Arlotti

Ercole pleased with plan for Campiolo benefice for Mathia, wants to know how much bulls for it will cost

25 May

” B .5

Arlotti

Ercole

Arlotti sends copy of supplication for Campiolo and reports his expenses for it

7 June

” B. 7

Ercole

Arlotti

Ercole acknowledges supplication copy and will reimburse Arlotti

16 June

” B.5

Arlotti

Ercole

On benefice for Pietro Greco cantore

12 July

As for 16 June

25 July

As for 16 June

30 July

On benefices for don Mathia

2 Nov.

Yesterday there arrived frate Zoanne cantore and Zoanne Martino; on benefice for Pietro Greco

12 Nov.

” B. 7

Ercole

Arlotti

Urges Arlotti to continue good work for frate Zoanne and for Martino

22 Nov.

” B.5

Arlotti

Ercole

Frate Zoanne and Zoanne Martino left yesterday; latter has documents with him, all in good order

11 Dec.

On renunciation made by frate Zoanne

1489

26 Mar.

Has received Duke's letter on Zoanne Martino

28 Mar.

On case of Zoanne Martino, Arlotti appends a letter addressed to ‘my archdeacon of Reggio’

26 April

On don Gerardo di Gerardi, who wants a dispensation

1 1Sept.

Supplication of don Gerardo has been signed by Pope

1489

12 Oct.

ASM, ARo B. 5

Arlotti

Ercole

On aspects of Indult

16 Oct.

On expenses for supplication of don Gerardo

1490

5 May

On benefice for don Zoanne de Locha

19 June

J . N. Corregio, ducal sec.

On benefice of Campiolo for don Mathia and procedures to be followed

6 July

” B. 7

Eleonora d'Aragona

Arlotti

don Girolamo Cantore, mansionario in cathedral of Ferrara, writes to

renounce benefice at Vigoenza, as he is ill

17July

” B.5

Arlotti

Ercole

Cardinal of Benevento willing to accommodate Pietro Greco regarding benefice

16 Aug.

” B. 7

Eleonora

Arlotti

Acknowledges his efforts regarding benefice at Vigoenza, being renounced by don Girolamo in favor of Taddeo de’Lardi; Ercole is content with this arrangement, even though it is under his Indult

24 Aug.

Ercole

Ercole wants to send Pietro Greco to Rome but he must go to Milan instead with Beatrice d'Este; Arlotti should take care of benefice procedures for him

8 Nov.

” B. 5

Arlotti

Ercole

Pietro Greco…s expenses for benefice

1491

5 Jan.

” B. 1

G. A. Boccaccio

On benefice sought for don Mathia cantore

29 Mar.

” B. 5

Arlotti

Acknowledges Ercole's request for new provision for benefice for don Cristoforo cantore

5 May

On benefice of Albaretto da Modena accepted by don Cristoforo da Modena under the Indult

1 June

Has obtained signature on supplication for don Cristoforo

17 July

” B. 1

Boccaccio

On benefice of Thoano; Pope's view of limitations of Indult and his promise of this benefice to a favorite

19 July

On the limits of Ercole's Indult

2 Nov.

” B. 9

On defection of don Philippo de Primis to Papal Chapel and Boccaccio's attempt to retrievehim

12 Nov.

Further on don Philippo, who doesn’t wish to return to Ercole's service

15 Nov.

Ercole

Boccaccio

Pleased that don Philippo has been dismissed by Pope; Ercole wants him back in his own chapel

19 Dec.

” B. 10

G. L.da Pontremoli

Ercole

On Indult held by ‘his Majesty the King’ (of Naples)

1492

5 Jan.

” B. 9

Boccaccio

On limitations of Ercole's Indult

14 Feb.

Bishop of Cortona indicates that he will return don Philippe cantore to Ercole

5 Mar.

ASM, Princ. Esteri, Roma, Papi

-

-

Papal letter extendingand amplifying Indult of 1487

19 May

ASM, ARo B. 9

Difficulties presented by members of Apostolic Chamber over new letter on Indult

2 Dec.

On occasion of Alfonso d'Este's visit to Rome, Pope reconfirmed all privileges, including Indult for singers

1493

6 Mar.

ASM, Princ. Est., Roma

-

-

Papal letter issued by Alexander VI confirming Indult granted by Pope Innocent for 20 singers

11 Mar.

ASM, ARo B. 9

Boccaccio

Ercole

Boccaccio had minute of papal letter changed three times; if he hadn’t, Indult would have been effectively nullified

13 Mar.

Boccaccio reports that on 12 March 1493 the papal letter on Indult was sent to Ferrara, in proper form and content

25 Apr.

Ercole

Boccaccio

Ducal minute on benefice of Felina, which Ercole wants to bestow on an unnamed singer

6 July

Boccaccio

Ercole

Boccaccio sends Ercole a copy of Pope's assurance of Indult, declaring earlier revocation to be invalid

1494

4 Jan.

Pope is willing to give a vacant benefice to frate Zoanne Francesco (Franciscan) cantore of Ercole's chapel; it is rare to see two benefices given t o members of that order

16 Feb.

On need for dispensation from rule ad duo incompatibilia for Giovanni Francesco da Lodi

1495

28 Feb.

Ercole

Card, of San Pietro in Vinculi

Ercole wants a benefice for his bastard son Julio; canonry in Vigoenza is held by a singer of Ercole's, and to take it away from him would be embarrassing for Ercole

1497

3 1 Oct.

ASM,ARoB. 10

Ercole

D. Aretino

Duke wants Felino Sandeo to renounce benefice of San Lorenzo near Ferrara in favor of don Girolomo ‘nostro cappellano’ and will recompense Sandeo with greater rewards; mentions benefice of ‘Porcile’ in diocese of Modena, which had been conferred on don Zoanne de Locha but is contested by Cardinal Orsino; Ercole wants Aretino to discuss this with Orsino

1498

10 May

” B. 8

G. B. Ferrari

Ercole

Will make up supplication for ducal singer for benefices formerly held by Johannes Martini; Pope was very difficult on the matter in days past

24 May

” B. 10

L. Carissimi

"

Acknowledges Ercole's letter of 8 May on benefices formerly held by Johannes Martini

(1499)

1500

18 Feb.

” B. 11

S. Pinzoni

Card. Ippolito

On dispensations made for ‘Rizardeto your musician’

1501

2 5 Apr.

Ercole

G. Sacrati

Mathia cantore is dead; his benefices; Ercole wants his benefice of Santa Martino de Ruberti to go to Nicolo Fiorentino

7 Oct.

G. Sacrati

Ercole

Sacrati has asked Cardinal of Modena for renunciation of benefice desired by Ercole for don Nicola Fiorentino

30 Oct.

Ercole

G. Sacrati

Ercole has learned that Cardinal of Monreale cannot dissuade his cappellano from opposing claims of don Nicola Fiorentino and Zanfrancesco to the benefices

19 Oct.

” B. 12

G. Saraceni and E. Bellingieri

Ercole wants chapel of Tri magi reserved for Thomaso da Milano his singer

10 Nov.

” B. 11

G. Sacrati

Sacrati concerned that someone might be acting secretly against benefice claims of don Nicola Fiorentino and Giovanni Francesco; has found it is true, and agent is Rainaldo, cappellano of Cardinal of Monreale

23 Nov.

” B. 12

G.Saraceni

Hasseen Cardinal of Monreale who asks Ercole to release two chapels held by Jachetto cantore; one is San Jacomo, the other of Santa Maddalena

24 Nov.

Answering Ercole's request on behalf of frate Pietro Rosello cantore for a benefice

24 Nov.

On benefice of Santa Maria de Udriola, under Abbey of Frassinoro, held by Jachetto cantore

11 Dec.

Ercole

G. Saraceni

On dispensation asked for by frate Pietro Roselio, chapei singer

1502

4 Jan.

G. L. da Pontremoli

Ercole

Pope has assured that Indult of Ercole has not been renounced

20 Jan.

” B. 13

B. Costabili

Among other benefices, that of frate Pietro Roselio has been sent out

22 Jan.

Card. Ippolito is writing to Ercole to say that the Pope will give him the right to confer benefices in the lands of the King of France in Milan worth up to several thousand ducats

I Mar .

On difficulties caused by Cardinal Ippolito regarding Ercole's claims on benefices

6 Apr.

On problems caused by Rainaldo Landola concerning benefice of frate Francesco da Lodi and don Nicolo Fiorentino

25 June

Girolomo da Verona, singer, has fallen into dispute over benefice of San Jacomo Philippe of Reggio with Cardinal of Sanseverino

4July 9 July

Costabili has been to see Sanseverino Costabili acknowledges orders to see Sanseverino about benefices of Girolamo da Verona and Piero cantore

21July

On Costabili's discussions with Sanseverino

3 Aug.

The Indult with extension for the singers is still not registered in Camera

3 Aug.

Further on Sanseverino and benefice of Girolamo da Verona and frate Francesco

24 Sept.

Will speak to Cardinal of Monreale and notes that Ercole is conferring benefice of Dosentola on don Antonio Scatolaro, singer

28 Sept.

More on benefices of Dosentola and problems with Cardinal Monreale

6 Oct.

Pope wished second part of Indult explained to him again, and declined to guarantee when he would sign it

I1 Oct.

More on benefice of Dosentola and Indult

12 Nov.

On problem of date of Indult

14 Dec.

Delays by Pope on Indult; he doesn’t want to concede confirmation except for those singers named in Indult of 1487

20 Dec.

Further on Pope's doubts about the Indult and Costabili's refutation of his arguments

1502

24Dec.

ASM.ARoB. 13

Costabili

Ercole

Datary has said that supplication for Indult has been proposed several times for signature but isn’t yet signed.

27 Dec.

Pope refused yesterday to hear anything about the Indult

1503

4Jan .

” B. 14

Pope puts off discussion of Indult to another time

19 Jan.

Benefices of Antonio Scatolaro still in doubt since supplication of Indult not yet signed; Pope constantly puts off the issue

27 Jan.

Pope denies delay is due to ill will towards Ercole; says willing to expedite matter

10 Feb.

Costabili had read portions of Indult to Pope, who gave him ‘the usual answer’, that he is very busy

21 Feb.

Has had supplication of Michele de Lucca, singer, done in proper form

23 Feb.

Pope says he had never conceded such an Indult except to King of Spain

7 Mar.

Supplication of Michele da Lucca has been signed, also letter on benefices vacated by death of Jachetto; on delays caused by Datary on Indult

15 Mar.

Further complications about singers named in Indult;Costabili has disputed it with Datary in presence of Pope

21 Mar.

Supplications of Michele da Lucca and Tomaso Lupi are being expedited

26 Mar.

Costabili has told Girolamo da Verona to return to Ferrara; ‘he hasn’t failed with regard to whom he was supposed to lure away here, from what he told me…’

29 Mar.

Supplication of Indult is signed; now date is to be set

30 Mar.

Costabili negotiating with Pope about date on Indult

9 Apr.

About date on Indult;and benefice for Girolamo da Verona

23 May

Pope says won’t grant any more favors regarding benefices and if Costabili asks for any more he won’t see him

14 June

Date of Indult still in doubt

17 June

Cannot induce Datary to assign date as Ercoie wishes it

2 July

Date of Indult still not settled

1 Aug.

Supplication for Felice da Nola, singer, is signed

26 Aug.

On archpriesthood of Adria for don Nicolo Fiorentino

13 Oct.

In first audience with new Pope Costabili brought up Indult

3 Nov.

Card. Ippolito has spoken with Pope about Ercole's Indult

12 Nov.

Pope noted it would please Ippolito if he signed confirmation of Indult without reviewing ftoit

21 Nov.

Costabili told Ippolito that Ercole wants Indult to be unrestricted; Ippolito says Pope will not prejudice Indults of Cardinals

25 Nov.

Datary told Costabili that it would be difficult to to get Pope to sign Indult confirmation

26 Nov.

Bull gives Ippolito Indult to confer benefices

9 Dec.

” B. 20

G. L. Pozzi

Ippolito wants to provide benefices in Ferrarese lands up to one third of the singers, none in the Modenese, and will offer to divide remaining benefices for singers with Ercole

11 Dec.

Suggests what Ercole might tell Ippolito about benefice distribution

17 Dec.

Ercole

Pozzi

Pozzi still working on Indult;only problem lies with the interests of Ippolito

23 Dec.

Pozzi

Ercole

On benefice of Gervase cantore

1504

22 Mar.

Words in Indult slightly changed but substance remains

1 May

Pope has signed mandate for expedition of Indult ;other difficulties and costs to bureaucracy

8 Apr.

Ercole

Pozzi

Ercole's anger towards Ippolito on benefice distribution

12 June

ASM, Princ. Est., Roma

Bull gives singers of Ercole right to retain two benefices each

30 Sept.

ASM, ARo,B. 14

Costabili

Ercole

On dispensation for frate Felice da Nola

29 Oct.

Costabili will refer supplication of Felice da Nola to Referendarius

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