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Breviary, with neumes, with the antiphon for Vespers at Holy Trinity : manuscript fragment.

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Corporate Author:
Catholic Church.
Language:
Latin. In Latin.
Earliest possible date:
1190
Latest possible date:
1210
Imprint:
[Austria? : circa 1200]
Format:
  • Book
  • Upper half of a leaf, 150 x 209 mm.
Note:
Layout and script: written in a romanesque script, dark brown ink, 10/11 lines. Decoration: large initial "G" (Gloria) with entwined leafy tendrils in red outline, rubrics. Trimmed from use as a pastedown or flyleaf in a binding from Melk.
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Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Summary:
St. Gall neumes written without staves, marginal musical cues.
Source:
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 46), 2010. Accession 2010-165.
Note:
This leaf survived as a pastedown or flyleaf in a volume form the Benedictine Abbey of Melk in lower Austria (founded 1089). A 17th- or 18th-century inscription "Monasterii Mellicensis" is written and partly erased in an upper margin. [from dealer's description]
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