Many specialists, one workshop
The three large volumes were created in only two years: 1511 and 1512. Many specialists participated in the creation of the choir books. Five scribes worked on writing the 1,784 pages. Leonhard Wagner, a famous note painter and calligrapher from Augsburg, was responsible for painting the notes. Nikolaus Bertschi, an illuminist from Augsburg, and his colleagues created the richly colored paintings for the initials, or first letters, and the margin drawings.