Complete series of 27 responsories for Tenebrae of the Triduum (Holy Week) for 4 voice parts
Condition of document:
Old (posibly original) soft cover of beige leather, with remains of leather ties.
35 + i
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3 paper types; 3 watermarks. Mark on paper 1 identical to mark 3 in MM 33; mark 2 very similar to Briquet #4844, and identical to mark 6 in MM 33 (cf Rees 1995: 373 & 394).
Choirbook format; 424 x 280 mm.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
Scribe added black ink initials, some calligraphic, but mostly simple Roman majuscules. Red & green intials, ff. 7v-8r, possibly in a later hand
Inscriptions and marks:
Inscriptions appear on various folios next to the bass part, indicating modal position (cues for organist)
Remains of original front flyleaf. Original numbering of pieces in brown ink; each of the three sets of Holy Week responsories received separate numeration. Modern pencil foliation, 1-19, 21-36 (omitting no. 20). All three edges of folios have red coloring similar to that on P-Cug MM 26.
REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, New York & London / Garland, 1995, pp. 201-04, 373 & 394
Submitted by Bernadette Nelson — Mon, 2013-04-29 13:01