P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 0003

Siglum: 
P-Cug MM 0003
Shelfmark: 
MM 0003
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Document type: 
Date: 
[c.1575]
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Material: 
Contents: 

Hymns (1), Lamentations (3), Marian antiphons (3), Masses (6) (=13)

Foliation/Pagination: 
ii + 84 + ii; original order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding; missing fol. 001 and one folio before fol. 052. Original ink foliation, 002-049, but interrupted: 28 originally unnumbered folios bound between fols. 023 and 024. Modern pencil foliation from end of first section of original foliation onwards (fols. 024-085)
Gathering: 
Original form of book not possible to ascertain, as order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding process (cf Rees 1995: 151)
Page layout: 
Choirbook format. 575 x 415 mm
Condition of document: 
Damaged. Original order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding; at least two lost folios
Watermarks: 

3 paper types; 2 watermarks. Mark on paper 1 very similar to Briquet #6291; mark on paper 2 similar to Briquet #1131 (cf Rees 1995: 368-69 and 384-85)

Bindings: 
Old covers of light-brown tooled leather over boards, added in c.1937-1941
Decoration: 
Main scribe added his own decorative initials in black or red ink. Illuminated initials for Mass fols. 024v-025r, 037r, 040v-041r. Title of Mass and composer's name in banderole (fol. 24v). Elaborate designs for initials fols. 041v-042r
Inscriptions: 

Two initials (fol. 031r and fol. 062v) incorporate date '1575'

Remarks: 

Manuscript mostly the work of a single scribe, with some inconsistencies in notational details. Possibly mainly autograph manuscript of Dom Francisco de Santa Maria. A second scribe made use of blank folios left by main scribe at end of manuscript (fols. 78-85) (cf Rees 1995: 151-53)

References: 

REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra (New York & London, Garland, 1995), pp. 149-53, 368-69, and 384-85

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Project ID: 
PTDC/ART-PER/0902/2020