P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 007

Siglum: 
P-Cug MM 007
Shelfmark: 
MM 007
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Date: 
mid 16th century
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Material: 
Cursus: 
Contents: 
1 Benedicamus domino; 3 Hymns; 1 Mass; 3 Marian antiphons (1 frag.); 1 Psalm + 3 [fabordão]; 11 motets (1 frag.); 1 Responsory (=24)
Foliation: 
ii + 50 + ii. Omission of fols 6 and 28 is an error. One folio (f. 4B) restored to manuscript. Manuscript consists of two distinct sections: ff.1-35 and 36-49, possibly belonging to originally different manuscripts. Book represents only a portion of original.
Gathering: 
Details of gathering structure unclear; disruption of foliation.
Page layout: 
Choirbook format. 545 x 390 mm.
Condition of document: 
Damaged. Original order of pieces disrupted with modern re-binding.
Watermarks: 

3 paper types; 2 watermarks. Mark on paper 3 almost identical to Briquet #5264 (cf Rees 1995: 164, 370 & 387).

Bindings: 
Old, but not original, light-brown tooled leather over boards added in c. 1937-1941.
Decoration: 
A few calligraphic initials in black or red ink.
Inscriptions: 

Voice parts named on ff.1v, 2v, 32v, 33v. 'Duo' f.17v.

Remarks: 

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 36-49 (possibly belonging to originally different manuscripts). First section is the work of 12 scribes, with later additions. The copying process shows collaboration between the different scribes. A few scribal links with MM 6, 9, 12 and 32 can be seen (cf Rees 1995: 164-66)

References: 

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.

Completed on: 
2012-06-15