P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 025

Siglum: 
P-Cug MM 025
Shelfmark: 
MM 025
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Date: 
last third of 16th century
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Contents: 
Complete series of 27 responsories for Tenebrae of the Triduum (Holy Week) for 4 voice parts
Foliation: 
35 + i
Gathering: 
(Details not yet available)
Page layout: 
Choirbook format; 424 x 280 mm.
Condition of document: 
Good
Watermarks: 

3 paper types; 3 watermarks. Mark on paper 1 identical to mark 3 in MM 33; mark 2 very similar to Briquet #4844, and identical to mark 6 in MM 33 (cf Rees 1995: 373 & 394).

Bindings: 
Old (posibly original) soft cover of beige leather, with remains of leather ties.
Decoration: 
Scribe added black ink initials, some calligraphic, but mostly simple Roman majuscules. Red & green intials, ff. 7v-8r, possibly in a later hand
Inscriptions: 

Inscriptions appear on various folios next to the bass part, indicating modal position (cues for organist)

Remarks: 

Remains of original front flyleaf. Original numbering of pieces in brown ink; each of the three sets of Holy Week responsories received separate numeration. Modern pencil foliation, 1-19, 21-36 (omitting no. 20). All three edges of folios have red coloring similar to that on P-Cug MM 26.

References: 

REES, Owen, Polyphony in Portugal c. 1530 – c. 1620. Sources from the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, New York & London / Garland, 1995, pp. 201-04, 373 & 394