P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 036

Siglum: 
P-Cug MM 036
Shelfmark: 
MM 036
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Date: 
last third 16th century [1570s-1580s]
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Material: 
Contents: 
Alleluia (6), Antiphons (2), Benedicamus domino (2), Canticles (2), Doxology (1), Hymns (5), Invitatorium (2), Lamentations (1), Marian antiphons (4), Mass (1), Motets (7), Psalms (10), Responsories (14), Responses (1), Villancicos (4) (=62)
Foliation: 
i + i + 72 + i
Gathering: 
Unclear because of modern rebinding of manuscript
Page layout: 
Choirbook format. 412 x 278 mm
Condition of document: 
Good
Watermarks: 

1 paper type; 1 watermark similar to Briquet #8390 (cf Rees 1995: 377 & 404)

Bindings: 
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.
Decoration: 
Many decorative initials: calligaphic using red or black ink, coloured with ink highlighting, and some with illustrations
Inscriptions: 

First folio used as a flyleaf bearing inscription 'Obras Do Padre Dom Pedro Conego Regular'.

Remarks: 

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

References: 

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]

Completed on: 
2013-05-13