P-BRad (Braga) Arquivo Distrital Pastas de fragmentos, 003
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P-BRad Pastas 003
Pastas de fragmentos, 003
Type of notation:
Fragment size: 370 x 255 mm. Text area: one column of c. 295 x 190 mm. 10 text lines with musical notation.
Condition of document:
It is a single leaf fragment. The recto of the fragment is slightly damaged while the verso is badly damaged and hardly legible. The top of the fragment is torn with loss of contents, a long horizontal fold divides the fragment in two halves; many wrinkles, some holes and stitching at the bottom. The fragment was used as book cover.
Small size pen-flourished initials in black ink signal the beginning of the Alleluia verse. Medium size pen-flourished initials in red or blue. On the verso there is a big foliated "D" in blue, red and black ink but it is badly damaged. Text and notation in black ink. Medium size neumes placed on a red line.
A modern hand added "3" in red ink at the top of the recto. Inscription on the verso: "Dorray / Bar. de 1566 [...] 1763 [...] edef."
P. Avelino de Jesus da Costa refers to this fragment as: "Registo Paroquial - Distrito de Braga - Concelho de Barcelos - 258 – Durrãis (São Lourenço) – Livro primeiro mixto – 1564-1663". Durrães (São Lourenço) is one of the parish churches of the archdiocese of Braga.
VEIGA, Diogo Alte da, "O Alleluia na monodia litúrgica em Portugal até 1600: comparações melódicas", Master Dissertation (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH, November 2009), p. 227. COSTA, Avelino de Jesus da, Pergaminhos Medievais: Inventário Ideográfico e Bibliográfico (9.vols), Braga, Seminário de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 1944.