The manuscript E-TZ 02-03 was divided into two in the 16th century, owing to its size, in order to make it more usable, and remained divided until its restoration in 2002, when E-TZ 2 and E-TZ 3 were united again under a new cover. It has 298 paper folios, measuring 46.6cm × 32.6cm, with a tabla occupying five sides of the first three folios, and, after a blank opening (fol. i), the music occupies the rest of two-hundred and ninety-nine numbered folios with Roman numerals. Five folios are missing, fols. lviii–lxi (now form E-Bbc M1167; see http://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/15102), and fol. ccc (lost), the last one of the original manuscript.
E-TZ 02-03 has as many as six foliations, reflecting its history as a single volume, as two separate volumes, and again as a unified manuscript. The division into two was not clear cut. E-TZ 2 contained, in addition to the tabla, fols. i-lxvii, fols. ccxxvii-ccxxxiiii, and fols. ccxliii-ccc, but the second group of folios was placed at the end altering the order of the original folio numbers. E-TZ 3, with mostly polyphonic masses, contained fols. lxviii-ccxvii and fols. ccxxxv-ccxlii. Additional independent foliations to each manuscript were added using both arab numerals in ink (probably in the 16th century) and in modern, pencil foliations, but the independent ink and pencil foliations do not coincide. After the restoration, previous independent foliations appear now intermingled, and a new pencil foliation has been added. The six foliations are as follows:
(1) The main, oldest foliation of the manuscript in Roman numerals placed in the upper right corner, starting on a blank opening, after the first three folios of the tabla, and running from fol. i to ccxcix (as mentioned above, fols. lviii-lxi and ccc are missing).
(2) Independent ink foliation for E-TZ 2, after the initial fols. i-lxvii, using arab numerals placed in the upper right corner just below or sometimes above the original Roman numerals, refoliating with -124 (the first number visible is “70”) fols. ccxliii-ccxcix, and with 125- fols. ccxxvii-ccxxxiii. Since the latter group of eight folios was placed after the original Roman fol. ccxcix, to these folios was also added a continuation of the Roman foliation, using smaller size Roman numerals “ccc” (crossed out) to “cccvi”.
(3) Independent ink foliation for E-TZ 3, using, as in E-TZ 2, arab numerals placed in the upper right corner just below or sometimes above the original Roman numerals. The foliation (1-176) starts on fol. lxix, the second folio of E-TZ 3. This foliation skips from 89 to 100 for no apparent reason (most likely an error of the scribe).
(4) Modern pencil foliation for E-TZ 2, placed in the lower right corner, with large arab numerals starting with the table of contents to refoliate with 1-65 (including fol. 47bis) up to fol. lxvii, adding - to refoliate fols. ccxliii-ccxcix and - to refoliate fols. ccxxvii-ccxxxiiii. Many of these arab numbers in pencil are now missing owing to damage of the lower part of the folios now restored; the visible numbers after the first section of E-TZ 2 which could be confused with the independent pencil foliation of E-TZ 3 are: 68, 71, 73, 75, 105-119, 124-125.
(5) Modern pencil foliation for E-TZ 3, placed in the lower right corner, with arab numerals 1-176 starting on fol. lxviii, not fol. lxix like the independent ink foliation (3). Owing to the unification of both manuscripts, the continuous, independent foliations of E-TZ 2 and E-TZ 3 have been disrupted in order to restore the order of the original Roman foliation.
(6) After the restoration of the manuscript, a new pencil foliation, including the table of contents, has been added in the lower right corner, reusing partially the previous pencil foliation of E-TZ 2 up to fol. 65 (including 47bis), adding only with very small (sometimes hardly visible) arab numerals the missing ones owing to damage of the folios, and continueing until 297 (fol. ccxcix). Since it includes fol. 47bis, the total number of folios is 298. There is a small error in this foliation (it writes 234 instead of 232) of no consequence. A table of foliations will be added here later on.
Since many folios of E-TZ 02-03 have four different folio numbers (three use arab and one Roman numerals), in order to avoid confusion in referring to any given piece and at the time of consulting the manuscript, it is recommended to use the most visible and distinct foliation with Roman numerals (1). The present inventory indicates for any given piece: the original Roman foliation (1) / the most recent continuous foliation of arab numerals found in the lower right margin (6) / and the older independent foliations in ink arab numerals (2) and (3) in the upper right corner.
E-TZ 02/03 was most likely compiled in Tarazona in mid-16th century, at a different place and later date than previously thought; see Comments about a sixteenth-century Inventory 1 of music books at Tarazona cathedral in the following link: https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/16447. For a discussion, see also Ros-Fábregas (2016-2017). For a different hypothesis about the date of the manuscript, see Esperanza Rodríguez (2021) and Archive of Iberian Polyphony: https://iberianpolyphony.fcsh.unl.pt/source/e-tz-23.
I would like to thank the Archivist of Tarazona cathedral, Miguel Antonio Franco Garza, for facilitating me the research of all the Tarazona manuscript and printed books of polyphony for the present Project.
[THE INVENTORY BELOW IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION]
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MSS e impresos concordantes
|ID Document (Fecha)||Título|
|16/4 (1591)||[Inventories 2 and 3 of polyphonic music at Tarazona cathedral]. Inuentario de los libros de la música. Inuentario de los libros de musica que ay en la yglesia de taraçona. Memoria de los libros que ay de musica en la Iglesia de Taraçona y de las hobras que ay en ellos con los nombres de los auctores.|
|16/3 (1552-1561)||Inventario  de los libros de música que ay en la yglesia de Taraçona / y de las obras que ay en ellos con los nombres de los auctores|
Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "E-TZ 02/03", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 21 Jan 2022), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/es/source/13442