MISSAL: DIASTEMATIC NEUMES

MS 1574
MS Short Title MISSAL: DIASTEMATIC NEUMES
Text MISSAL: FERIA I - VI, AND SABBATO, DE APOSTOLIS, MARTIRIBUS, VIRGINIBUS, IN DEDICATIONE ECCLESIE, DE ST. MARIA, MARTA, SANCTO SPIRITUS, CROCE, AFRA, JOHANNE, INNOCENTIBUS, DONAT PER NATALE DOMINI, IN VIGILE EPIPHANIE DOMINI, WITH 2 ADDED OFFICES FOR ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY (CA. 1200 AND 14TH C.), IN DIE SANCTORUM, DONAT PER EPIPHANIA, DONAT II + III, GALLI CONFESSORES, LUCAS EVANGELISTA, IN VIGILE SYMONIS ET JUDE, IN DIE SANCTORUM, IN VIGILE OMNIS SANCTORUM, WITH ADDED OFFICES, PRAYER AND COLLECT FOR ST. BARBARA
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Lambach area, Austria or Southern Germany, 1st half of 12th c., 8 ff. and flyleaf, 29x20 cm, 1 and 2 columns, (22x17 cm), 21+27 lines in Romanesque book script of medium quality, display capitals/minuscule in alternating red and black, 21 lines of St. Gallen diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes, 33 decorated 3-line initials, 1 decorated 6-line initial with leafy infill in red and mauve with green contour, 1 2-line historiated initial with face infill.
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Context From a grand MS that once contained about 150-200 ff., sewn in quires of eight, of which 46 leaves and 1 flyleaf survive.
Provenance 1. Antique shop, Linz, Austria; 2. Dr. Fritz Zeileis, Linz, Austria (-1992); 3. Jörn Günther, Hamburg.
Commentary Diastematic (heightened) neumes, is a first step further from the primitive linear notation. It gives an indication of the relative height among the neumes, but not the exact pitch, as a staff or clef will do.
Published
Exhibited Oslo Katedralskole 850 år, Jubileumsutstilling 10. - 14. March 2003.
Mentioned
Boxing
Colophon
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Place of origin Austria or Southern Gerrmany
Dates 1st half 12c AD

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