Damaged. Original order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding.
Old, but not original, light-brown tooled leather over boards added in c. 1937-1941.
ii + 50 + ii. Omission of fols 6 and 28 an error. One folio (f. 4B) restored to manuscript. Manuscript consists of two distinct sections: ff.1-35 and 36-42, possibly belonging to different manuscripts originally. Book represents only a portion of original.
Details of gathering structure unclear; disruption of foliation.
3 paper types; 2 watermarks. Mark on paper 3 almost identical to Briquet #5264 (cf Rees 1995: 164, 370 & 387).
Choirbook format. 545 x 390 mm.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
A few calligraphic initials in black or red ink.
Inscriptions and marks:
Voice parts named ff.1v, 2v, 32v, 33v. 'Duo' f.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 36-42 (possibly belonging to different manuscripts originally. First section the work of 12 scribes, with later additions. Copying process shows collaboration betwen 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.
Submitted by Zuelma Duarte Chaves — Tue, 2011-11-22 15:53