BREVIARY: LINEAR STAFFLESS NEUMES

MS 1664
MS Short Title BREVIARY: LINEAR STAFFLESS NEUMES
Text BREVIARY: SERVICE FOR MONDAYS AT MATINS AND LAUD, WITH ANTIPHONS, CHAPTER, PSALMS (MUCH OF PSALM 36) AND COLLECT
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 1000, 1 f., 32x21 cm, single column, (26x14 cm), 21 lines in a late German Carolingian minuscule, 7 lines of St. Gallen linear staffless neumes, red capitals.
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Provenance 1. J. Voerster Collection, Stuttgart (-1993); 2. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
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.
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Place of origin Germany
Dates ca 1000

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