P-G (Guimarães) Arquivo Municipal Alfredo Pimenta C 1245

Siglum: 
P-G C 1245
Shelfmark: 
C 1245
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Origin: 
Date: 
13th - 14th cent.
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Contents (feasts): 
Material: 
Contents: 
The Exsultet is found on the back cover (fol. B) but it lacks the beginning and the end. The text starts on 'leticiam fugat (odia) concor[diam parat]'. The Exsultet on this fragment lacks the mention of bees found in the original Latin version of the Exsultet ('Apis ceteris quae subjecta sunt homini animantibus antecellit').
Foliation: 
The original foliation is absent. The front cover (fol. A) comes first as it contains texts for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The back cover (fol. B) contains a notated Exsultet sung during the night mass of Holy Saturday.
Page layout: 
Front cover (Fol. A) 20 text lines on a full-page column. Back cover (Fol. B): 10 text lines alternated with 10 red lines for notation.
Condition of document: 
Non-central bifolium damaged and currently used as book cover of the 'Livro de Vedorias' from 1576 to 1586. Fols. Ar-Bv are the external cover and less readable due to some spots and traces of humidity and dirtiness. Two library stickers on fol. Bv and a 16th-century inscription with the contents of the book. The top and bottom margins were folded to fit the size of the book the fragment currently covers.
Decoration: 
Capitals in red with black decoration or in green with red decoration. Some plain initials in red, green and blue.
Remarks: 

Fragments P-G C 1245 and P-G C 809 (available at http://pemdatabase.eu/source/39933) originally came from the same Sacramentary.

References: 

Inventário dos códices iluminados até 1500, Vol. 2, p. 61.

Description of the notation: 

Medium size neumes around a red line. The axis of the notation is slightly slanted and the square punctum looks rather like a parallelogram. The lozenge is used in isolation one step above the red line, but not consistently. Custodes consistently used.

Indexing notes: 
The description of this fragment was prepared by Diogo Alte da Veiga and Elsa De Luca. The musical index was prepared by E. De Luca