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Franciscan antiphoner (sanctorale) with sequences, circa 1300-1350

Franciscan antiphoner (sanctorale) with sequences, circa 1300-1350
Gatherings 1-8: Proper of saints Andrew (30 Nov.), Lucy (13 Dec.), Thomas, Apostle (21 Dec.), Agnes (21 Jan.), Purification (2 Feb.), Agatha (5 Feb.), Annunciation (25 Mar.), De sanctis a festo Pasce usque ad Pentecostem, Philip and James (1 May), Inventio Crucis (May 3), John the Evangelist ante portam latinam (6 May), Birth of John the Baptist (24 June), Peter and Paul (29 June), Mary Magdalen (22 July), Laurence (10 Aug.), Assumption (15 Aug.), Beheading of John the Baptist (29 Aug.), Michael (29 Sept.), Francis (4 Oct), All Saints (1 Nov.), Martin (11 Nov.), Cecilia (22 Nov.), Clement (23 Nov.), Clare (12 Aug.); Celi solem imitantes (De Apostolia), Veni sancte spiritus et emitte celistus (De Sanctu Spiritu), Orbis totus gratulemur (De Beata Virgine) -- Gatherings 9-11: Common of saints, apostles, martyrs, confessors and bishops, virgins, dedication of a church; Hodierne lux diei (De Beata Virgine Maria), Celi cives in colono (De Beato Francisco) -- Appendix:Venite exultemus; Sancta Maria succurre miseris iuva pusillanimes; Celi regem attollamus et in voces erumpamus.
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Musical notation
Franciscan antiphoner (sanctorale) with sequences, circa 1300-1350
Gregorian chants
Music -- Manuscripts -- Early works to 1800
Franciscans -- Liturgy
A second vocal part has been added to the first stanza of the sequence Celi solem imitantes, the only polyphonic source of this sequence.
10 lines each of text (written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand) and of music. Music in black square notation on a 4-line stave. Rubricated; initials in red, black and blue with penwork decoration.
From South Germany (?), first half of 14th century.
Bound with added fragment of a late 13th century manuscript as appendix containing nine variant settings of the psalm Venite exultemus.
Late 16th or early 17th century blind-tooled calf over (original?) bevelled wooden boards.
Reproduction note:
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Boston College, University Libraries, 2011. Mode of access: Internet.
Physical Description:
119 leaves of ms. music, bound : vellum ; 30 cm.
Use Restrictions:
These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College University Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested.



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