P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 007

P-Cug MM 007
MM 007
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mid 16th century
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1 Benedicamus domino; 3 Hymns; 1 Mass; 3 Marian antiphons (1 frag.); 1 Psalm + 3 [fabordões]; 11 motets (1 frag.); 1 Responsory (=24)
ii + 50 + ii fols. Omission of fols. 6 and 28 is an error. One folio (fol. 4B) restored to manuscript. Manuscript consists of two distinct sections: fols. 1-35 and 36-49, possibly belonging to originally different manuscripts. Book represents only a portion of original.
Details of gathering structure unclear; disruption of foliation
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Choirbook format. 545 x 390 mm.
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Damaged. Original order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding.

3 paper types; 2 watermarks. Mark on paper 3 almost identical to Briquet #5264 (cf Rees 1995: 164, 370 & 387).

Old, but not original, light-brown tooled leather over boards added in c. 1937-1941
A few calligraphic initials in black or red ink

Voice parts named on fols. 1v, 2v, 32v, 33v. 'Duo' fol. 17v.


Upper edges of folios trimmed. Modern pencil foliation probably added at re-binding of manuscript for fols 1-3, 5, 7-19, 19A, 20-26, 27B (pasted-in slip), 27A, 29-32, 32-38, 40-49. Some folios bound out of sequence. Manuscript consists of two distinct sections: fols. 1-35 and fols. 36-49 (possibly belonging to originally different manuscripts). First section is the work of 12 scribes, with later additions. The copying process shows collaboration between the different scribes. A few scribal links with MM 6, 9, 12 and 32 can be seen (cf Rees 1995: 164-66).


REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, New York & London / Garland, 1995, pp. 161-66, 370 & 387.

REES, Owen, “Printed Music, Portuguese Musicians, Roman Patronage: Two Case Studies”, in Early Music Printing and Publishing in the Iberian World, ed. by Iain Fenlon and Tess Knighton, Kassel/ Reichenberger, 2006, pp. 275-98.


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