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Complete portable gradual with chants for the Mass according to the Use of Brixen (now Bressanone), possibly from a Benedictine monastic foundation. The temporal and sanctoral cycles are combined (including references to Masses for the feasts of Saint Thomas à Becket, f. 19r; Saints Albuinus and Ingenuinus, both bishops of Brixen, f. 32v; Saint Benedict, f.36r; translation of Saint Albuinus, f. 99r, translation of Saint Benedict, f. 110r; and Saint Cassian, legendary founder of the diocese of Brixen under the name of Säben, f. 112v), followed by texts and music for the Common of Saints; various settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei; and sequences for major feasts, beginning with Christmas and including the feast of Saints Albuinus and Ingenuinus (f. 153r). The final 2 leaves (one reused as a front flyleaf) have a number of additional chants, including one for the Marian text Flos de spina and two for texts from the Song of Solomon. Many signs of use over time, including textual and musical marginal notes, additions or alterations of rubrics, erasures, and repairs to the vellum leaves. The front pastedown has the Credo, Gloria, and Da pacem Domine written on it, ca. 1400; the back pastedown has a Marian text on a fragment from a 13th-century Italian missal or gradual.

Publication Date

9-22-2022

Keywords

Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Texts, Catholic Church, Liturgics, Graduals (Liturgical books), Benedictines, Gregorian chants -- Manuscripts, Gregorian chants, Graduals (Liturgical books) -- Specimens, Texts, Codices, Graduals, Gregorian chants, Annotations, Manuscripts Latin, Manuscripts Medieval, Specimens

Disciplines

History of Christianity | Medieval Studies | Music

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