P-AR (Arouca) Museu Regional de Arte Sacra do Mosteiro de Arouca Res. Ms. 016

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P-AR Res. Ms. 016
Shelfmark: 
Res. Ms. 016
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Date: 
1485-1486
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Contents: 

Proprium tempore (fols.1r-123r); In dedicatione ecclesiae (fols.123r-124v); Proprium sanctorum (fols.124v-180v); Requiem (fols. 180x1r-183r); Kyriale (fols. 183r-191v); Credo [addition] (fol. 192rv).

Foliation/Pagination: 
Roman numerals in black ink placed in the top-middle of the recto of each folio. Three folios without pagination/foliation were inserted between folios 180v-181r.
Condition of document: 
Very good despite some damange on the initial guard leaf and some tears on the margins of other folios.
Bindings: 
Leather over boards
Decoration: 
Red, blue and black capitals with blue, red and black filigree designs. Black capitals with yellow filling.The insertion (fols. 180x1-181x3) have plain red or black capitals. Fol. 1r displays a big golden capital decorated with flowers.
Remarks: 

On folio 191r there is one note in Spanish which  says that the manuscript was written and illuminated in Lamego and finished on November 20, 1485. The note provides additional information on the abbess of the time 'D. Leonor Coutinho' and presbyter Afonso Martins, who corrected the contents of the book with the assistance of some religious singer ladies 'D. Isabel de Almeida, D. Branca de Almeida, D. Maria de Almeida, and D. Leonor Pinto'. 
On folio 191v  there is a later hand note added on request of abbess D. Melícia de Melo in 1528 and signed by Idelfonso Martinez which informs us about a donation made by Pedro Figueira to the Monastery of Arouca. 
On the second initial guard leaf there is a note which informs us that on 6 April 1486 the abbess D. Leonor Coutinho ordered to send out this manuscript, along with others, for binding. 
The Credo on folio 192 rv is in semi-mensural notation. 
A cantus index is provided for folios 1r-3v, and for the Kyries (fols. 183v-184v and 189v), see the box on the right.

References: 

FERREIRA, Manuel Pedro, & Mara FORTU, «A música antiga nos manuscritos de Arouca: contribuição para um catálogo» in O órgão do Mosteiro de Arouca: conservação e restauro do património musical, coord. by Ângela Melo (Vila Real - Arouca: Direcção Geral de Cultura do Norte, 2009), pp. 40-5.

RÊPAS, Luís Miguel, Quando a nobreza traja de branco: a Comunidade Cisterciense de Arouca durante o abadessado de D. Luca Rodrigues (1286-1299) (Leiria: Magno Edições, 2003).

RÊPAS, Luís Miguel, «As abadessas cistercienses na Idade Média: identificação, caracterização e estudo de trajectórias individuais ou familiares» Lusitânia Sacra: Revista do Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa. Lisboa: Universidade Católica Portuguesa. 2.ª série, 17 (2005), pp. 63-91.

RÊPAS, Luís Miguel, «O Mosteiro de Arouca: os documentos escritos como fonte de conhecimento (1286-1299)», HVMANITAS Vol. L (1998), pp. 539-586.

Completed on: 
2017-09-15
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