CHURCH DEDICATION SERVICE

MS 1665
MS Short Title CHURCH DEDICATION SERVICE
Text SERVICE FOR THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH, INCLUDING LARGELY THE HYMN, AD TEMPLI HUIUS LUMINA DEDICATA
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, ca. 1000, 1 partial f., 24x15 cm, single column, (21x11 cm remaining), 11 lines remaining in Carolingian minuscule, 12 lines of Toscana diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes with the C clef indicated for each line, initial A in red filled with yellow and green wash, smaller red initials, some uncial, filled with yellow.
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Provenance 1. J. Voerster Collection, Stuttgart (-1993); 2. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Commentary A very early example of the use and indication of the clef. "Clefs were first systematically used in functional liturgical MSS of the 11th century" (David Hiley in Grove's Dictionary, 1980, vol. 4, p. 473). Concerning the hymn, cf. U. Chevalier: Repertorium Hymnologium, no 295, where the piece is said to date from the 10th c. Toscana neumes are heavily influenced from Beneventan neumes. The main differences are in the epiphonus and the cephalicus.
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Place of origin Italy
Dates ca 1000 AD

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