The most interesting chants of the fragment are on f. 110r: the Offertory verses are not part of the standard, late Gregorian repertory. The other chants can be found in the Graduale Romanum.
Condition of document:
Damaged, with lost of contents. Fragment made up of two consecutive pages: cx and cxi.
The two sides 110r and 111v are in better condition, the ink is vanished in the two others sides. f. 111 has two big holes in correspondence to the upper and lower folds. Spots of humidity. Clearly the fragment has been folded for long time and used as book cover.
The original foliation is still readable: cx, cxi.
f. 110 c. 270mm x c. 385mm, f. 111 c. 280mm x c. 385mm.
The text is arranged in two columns. f. 110: left column c. 85mm x c. 270mm, right column c. 90mm x c. 270mm.
f. 111: c. 85mm x c. 270mm. 32 text lines.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
Two inhabited initials marked by animal, floral or plant motifs. On 110v there is "D" , height like 8 text lines, decorated with brown, green, red, yellow. On 111v there is "F", eight like 9 text lines, decorated with red, yellow, brown.
Plain initials in red and blue. Display script in red. Text and notation in black. Aquitanian neumes around a dry-point line.
Inscriptions and marks:
On f. 110v there are some inscriptions: Masso 111C / Nota 226; 1587 / 1588.
VEIGA, Diogo Alte da, «O Aleluia na monodia litúrgica em Portugal até 1600: comparações melódicas» (Master’s Thesis, FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2009), p. 197.
Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: The music in the manuscripts of Guimarães (12th – 17th centuries), Guimarães, Museu de Alberto Sampaio, 2012. ISBN 978-989-97732-1-9