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Montréal, McGill University - Rare Books and Special Collections - Manuscript Collection, MS Medieval 0231 (fragment)

CDN-Mlr MS Medieval 0231 (fragment)
Gradual, two leaves, 15th century. Square notation in black ink on red five-line staff.
Liturgical Occasions

Pentecost Sunday; 1st Sunday after Pentecost; Corpus Christi.


"On vellum, in latin, on large gothic 15th century characters. Northern Italian. Text in brown ink. 473x430 mm., writing surface 440x300 mm., two columns, 18 lines. Three two-line initials (B, D, I) alternating between blue and white ink, on alternating red and blue square,
and irregular for the I, grounds,with double and triple bars, spirals, crescentic patterns and S-curves. The decoration extends into the margin as thin branch work, with floral ends. The paragraphs begin by a one-line blue or red, alternating, initial, with similar decoration as on the two-line ones. Faded latin number (LXXXXV) on f. 1r., on the middle of the right margin. Arab numerals (96, 101 twice, by different hand), added later, on right margins of f. 1r. and f. 2r.

Contents: From the Matins of "Feria quinta". 1. r. I. posteriora dorsi eius in pallore auri....Et enim non credentes inhabitare Dominum Deum (ps. LXVII, 14-19) II. Benedictus Dominus die quotidie prosperum iter faci- v. I. et nobis Deus salutarium nostrorum..... ....ut intiguatur pes tuus in sangui- II. ne, lingua canum tuorum ex inimicis, ab ipso.... .....ibi Beniamin adolescentulus (Ps. LXVII, 20-28) 2. r. I. Musical notation, with text, on four-line, red ink, staves. Text: et vivet anima vestra. Ant. Domine Deus Evove. Deus in adiutorium meum intende....animam meam II. Avertantur retrorsum et erubescant qui volunt mihi mala.... ....Adiutor meus et liberator meus v. I. es tu. Domine ne moreris (Ps. LXIX, 1-6) In te Domine speravi, non confundat in aeternum.... ....Quoniam firmamentum meum et refu- II. gium meum es tu ....Tanquam prodigium factus sum multis et tu ad- (Ps. LXX, 1-7)."

(Holland, Anne Marie, compiler. "MS Medieval 231." Long Descriptions Ms Medieval Manuscript Antiphonals, Missals and Graduals. Digitization and Cataloguing Project- Antiphonals, Missals and Gradual. Updated December 6, 2018), 37-38.

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Martha Culshaw
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