Missal, with neumes, containing November and December from a calendar, Kyries and Glorias with staveless neumes, and mass prefaces for major feasts (Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, etc.): manuscript fragment
- [Germany, probably Trier : circa 1200]
- Physical description
- 1 bifolium (continuous text of 4 pages), 334 x 234 mm (250 x 165 mm)
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- Catholic Church.
- Church music > Catholic Church > 500-1400 > Manuscripts.
- Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) > Germany.
- Paleography, Musical.
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- Double columns written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, 29 lines, ruled in ink.
- Capitals stroked in red, rubrics and major feasts in the calendar in red, one-line initials in red, two-line initials in red with green penwork, five three-line "VD" monograms in the calendar.
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- Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 47), 2010. Accession 2010-181.
- The calendar here strongly suggests an origin at Trier: feasts include several German saints, including St. Eucharius, the first bishop of Trier. His feast is usually celebrated on 8 or 9 December, except in Trier, where it is celebrated on 10 December, as here. [dealer description]
- Apparently from the Schlossarchiv at Eisenberg, south-west of Leipzig: "Eisenb. Schlossarchiv" is inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at the foot of the first leaf. The early twentieth-century card wrapper into which the bifolium is stitched has "Kloster zu Eisenberg / Anno 1207 bis 1524. / Aus seiner Bucherei" printed on the upper cover.
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