ANTIPHONAL: LINEAR STAFFLESS NEUMES

MS 630
MS Short Title ANTIPHONAL: LINEAR STAFFLESS NEUMES
Text ANTIPHONAL: SANCTORAL, THE OFFICE OF ST. PAUL, COMMEMORATION CHANTS FOR THE OCTAVE OF SS. PETER AND PAUL, AND THE OFFICE OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Northern France, mid 11th c., 1 f., 28x16 cm, single column, (22x13 cm), 21 lines in a regular late Carolingian minuscule, North French linear staffless neumes, incipits and initials in red.
Provenance 1. Gerd Rosen, Berlin (1957); 2. L'Art ancien, Zürich (1957) 3. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/48, (1957-1989); 3. Quaritch Cat. 1147(1991):30.
Commentary Linear, staffless neumes represent the most primitive stage of notation, without any cue to the pitch of each neume, making performance fully dependent on oral tradition.
Place of origin France
Dates mid 11c AD

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