Fair; little to moderate ink corrosion and bleed-through on several folios without loss of text.
Old, possibly original, covers made of a parchment folio from a large chant book; remains of leather ties.
i + 132 + i; old ink foliation 1-14, 21-89, 91-133; modern blue ink foliation 15-20 filling the gap in the old foliation; fol. 90 is missing.
a6, b4, c8, d6+1, e-g8, h4+1, i8, j6, k2, l6, m10, n6+1, o6+1 (lacks 1 fol. after fol. 89), p-t8; back flyleaf pasted to fol. 133
1 type of paper; 1 watermark, also occurring in P-Cug MM 44 (paper 2; see Rees, appendix 1)
Choirbook format. 312 × 220 mm
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‘Dom Gabriel de S. Joaõ’ [documented in 1624], fol. [i]r; a number of pieces have liturgical assignment, authorship attribution, indication of mode, directions for transposition, and other information relating to performance practice.
Incomplete index on fol. [i]v with several inaccuracies; two original scribes; additions, mostly chant, by different later hands (cf. Rees 1995, p. 291).
Manuscript compiled complete with margins and staves in advance of copying the music (cf. Rees 1995, p. 289). It was copied from several Santa Cruz manuscripts, including especially MM 33 (then newly compiled/copied by Pedro de Cristo).
Blank folios: 49r (staves drawn; first system indented); 59v-60r, 97r-98r, 120v-121r (staves drawn for four-part piece; first line of each voice part indented); 134r (no staves drawn).
REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, New York & London: Garland, 1995, pp. 283-95
REES, Owen (ed.), Music by Pedro de Cristo, New York & Abingdon: Routledge, 2012
REES, Owen, “ ‘Jesu redemptor’: Polyphonic Funerary Litanies in Portugal”, in Pure Gold. Pure Gold. Golden Age Sacred Music in the Iberian World: A Homage to Bruno Turner, ed. T. Knighton and Bernadette Nelson, Kassel: Reichenberger, 2011
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