Bifolium of two pages, not consecutive. It is fully notated and contains the chants for the Office (and Mass) of two different liturgical occasions. One is not identified, the second one is St. Anne.
The chants sung for the uncertain liturgical occasion are usually found for the Comm. Virginum or feasts of female Saints.
Condition of document:
Damaged. The fragment is still used as book cover: two pieces of leather are sewn onto the book spine. Three library stickers give reference to shelf-marks. The two stickers with "86" give probably the ancient shelf-mark and the other gives the current one. The number "86" is associated with the inscription "1641". The borders of the bifolium have been cut to match the size of the book. Part of the contents at the bottom of the bifolium is lost. The readability is affected in correspondence with the book spine. A tear on folio A, in the middle of the page. Three sewing holes on folio B, which is stored folded.
Type of script:
Type of notation:
Penwork initials (=ornamental initials produced entirely with a pen, generally using the same ink as the text) and pen-flourished initials in blue and red. Display script in red and black. Staff in red ink, text and square notation in black.
Inscriptions and marks:
Folio B has on the verso the beginning of the Antiphon "Anna quaedam matrona..." in mode 7. This Antiphon has Cantus ID 201801 and in this fragment is sung for the Magnificat of the Vespers of St. Anne.
Immediately before this Antiphon, there is on B recto the same text, with another melody in mode 2: an Alleluia with its melisma comes before the corresponding verse with the same text as in the Antiphon.
On Ar the Antiphon "Laeva ejus sub capite" Cantus ID 003574 has a textual variant: ends with "amplexabitur me in eternum" instead of "amplexabitur me".