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Assisi, Cattedrale San Rufino - Archivio e Biblioteca, 5

I-Ad 5
Franciscan antiphoner from central Italy. Apparently thirteenth century, after 1235. 410 x 300mm. Central-Italian staff notation. Cathedral Cursus. 550 pages.
Liturgical Occasions

Pp. 1-334: Temporale. 1, First Sunday of Advent; lacuna; 17, Wednesday, second week of Advent; 44, Christmas; 52, Stephen; 77, Epiphany (interior lacuna); 94, Dominical and Ferial Offices; 123, Septuagesima; lacuna; 135, Monday, first week of Lent; 200, Triduum; 224, Easter; lacuna; 234, Thursday after Easter; 246, Second Sunday after Easter (interior lacuna); 270, Pentecost; 283, Histories (lacunae throughout). Ff. 335-358: Added Offices (Anthony of Padua, lacuna, Trinity, Corpus Christi, Victorinus of Assisi); lacuna.
Pp. 359-464: Sanctorale (incomplete). lacuna; 359, Purification (begins at the end of Matins); lacuna; 361, Agatha (lacunae at beginning and in middle); 364, Annunciation; lacuna; 365, Common of Saints in Eastertide (interior lacuna); 372, John the Baptist; 384, Peter and Paul; 399, Mary Magdalene; 405, Laurence; 414, Assumption; 423, Nativity of Mary; lacuna; 427, Michael; 433, Francis (interior lacuna); 441, All Saints; 445, Martin; 454, Cecilia; 461, Clement.
Pp. 464-510: Common of Saints (lacuna within Common of several Confessors, Popes). Pp. 510-19: Dedication of a Church. Pp. 519-527: Office for the Dead. Pp. 527-542: Invitatory tones (interior lacuna). Pp. 544-545: Marian chants; lacuna. Pp. 546-550: Miscellaneous added chants.


The differentiae of each mode have been numbered with a two-digit system: an upper-case letter indicating the final pitch of the differentia and a sequentially ordered numeral. Differentiae that vary in terms only of immediately repeated notes, presence/absence of liquesence or neumation are give the same differentia code, but are distinguished with a lowercase letter in the first column of the “Extra” field .

The codes for differentiae and chants not found in CAO in this index are consistent with those used for the other Franciscan manuscripts in the database:

Assisi, Biblioteca comunale, 693
Assisi, Biblioteca comunale, 694
Budapest, Egyetemi Könyvtár (University Library), lat. 118, 119, 122, 121
Chicago, Newberry Library, 24
Città del Vaticano (Roma), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, lat. 8737
Fribourg (Switzerland), Bibliothèèque des Cordeliers, 2
München, Bayersiche Staatsbibliothek, 12o Cmm 1 (St. Anna Kloster)
Napoli, Biblioteca nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, vi. E. 20

Selected Bibliography

  • Miskuly, Jason M. “Julian of Speyer: Life of St. Francis.” Franciscan Studies 49 (1989): 93-115.
  • Mitchell, Andrew W. “The Chant of the Earliest Franciscan Liturgy.” Ph.D. diss., The Unversity of Western Ontario, 2003.
  • Ziino, Agostino. “Liturgia e musica francescana nei secoli XIII-XIV.” In Francesco d’Assisi: Storia e arte, 127-58. Milan: Electa, 1982.

Notes on the Inventory
The index for I-Ad 5 was prepared by Andrew Mitchell at the University of Western Ontario.
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