F-Pn n.a.lat. 1411

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France - Département des Manuscrits, nouv. acq. lat. 1411
Number of chants: 2230

Provenance: Milan
Date: 1174-
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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France - Département des Manuscrits, nouv. acq. lat. 1411

Siglum: 
F-Pn n.a.lat. 1411
Date: 
1174-
Provenance: 
Milan

Cistercian antiphoner from the Abbey of St. Mary of Morimondo in the diocese of Milan. Second half of the twelfth century (up to 1174). Staff notation. Monastic cursus. 305 x 210 mm. Sixteenth century binding.

Liturgical Occasions "at a glance" (refer to the index for complete contents):

Ff. 1r-141v: Temporale. 1r, Trinity Sunday (partial); 1v, Advent; 22r, Christmas; 34v, Epiphany; 42r, Ferial Office; 56r, Septuagesima; 61v, Lent; 96v, Easter; 108r, Ascension; 113r, Pentecost; 119r, Summer Histories.

Ff. 141v-144v: Invitatory tones. Ff. 145r-146v: Tonary. Ff. 146v: Te decet laus.

Ff. 26 and 33 are small folios inserted later into the original manuscript.

The indices for Lat. 1411 and 1412 were prepared from the facsimile edition. In error, f. 79v of Paris 1411 is not included in the facsimile; a second image of 78v is given in its place. The index provided in the facsimile edition however indicates the incipits of the missing chants, the full texts of which are suggested by the corresponding section of the other Cistercian source in the database, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 1799**. The melodies (and modal assignments) of these chants are probably the same as Vienna 1799**, but have provisionally been left as “?” in the index until the manuscript can be consulted. The codes for differentiae and for chants not included in CAO are the same as those used for Vienna 1799**. Differentiae are identified by both a letter and a number. The letter indicates the pitch on which the formula ends; if more than one formula ends on that pitch, a number is assigned arbitrarily to distinguish them. Each chant not found in CAO is assigned an arbitrary number prefixed by “cis”. The foliation used in the index is that given in the manuscript by a modern hand in the top right corner of the folios.

Selected Bibliography

Maître, Claire. Un antiphonaire cistercien pour le sanctoral, XIIe siècle: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouvelles acquisitions latines 1412. Paris: Éditions du comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 1999.

___________. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouvelles acquisitions latines 1411: Un antiphonaire cistercien pour le temporal, XIIe siècle. Poithiers: Maison des sciences de l’homme et de la société de Pothiers, 1998.

The computer index was prepared by Elizabeth Sander with editorial assistance by Andrew Mitchell at the University of Western Ontario.