Soft covers of white leather, similar to those of MM 33. Covers probably original. Manuscript rebound 1937-1941, obscuring original structure of manuscript, and causing some folios to become loose.
i + i + 72 + i
Unclear because of modern rebinding of manuscript
1 paper type; 1 watermark similar to Briquet #8390 (cf Rees 1995: 377 & 404)
Choirbook format. 412 x 278 mm
Type of notation:
Many decorative initials: calligaphic using red or black ink, coloured with ink highlighting, and some with illustrations
Inscriptions and marks:
First folio used as a flyleaf bearing inscription 'Obras Do Padre Dom Pedro Conego Regular'.
Autograph manuscript of Pedro de Cristo copied in 1570s or 1580s. History of manuscript similar to P-Cug MM 33: the whole book assembled and provided with margins and staves before music copied, with consistency of layout of folios. (For description and details, cf Rees pp. 251-52.)
Folios slightly trimmed. No folios missing from beginning or end of manuscript. All four voice parts of last piece copied in descending sequence on f. 71. Modern pencil foliation ff.1-71; unnumbered folio between f.22 and f.23
REES. Owen, “Newly Identifed Holograph Manuscripts from Late-Renaissance Portugal”, Early Music 22 (1994), pp. 261-77
REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, New York & London / Garland, 1995, pp. 247-53, 377 & 404
REES, Owen (ed.), Music by Pedro de Cristo: An Edition of the Motets from Coimbra Biblioteca Geral da Universidade, MM 33, Amsterdam: Harvard Academic Publishers, 1998 [Introduction includes list of works by Pedro de Cristo in surviving Portuguese sources]
Submitted by Bernadette Nelson — Mon, 2013-04-29 13:07