P-VV (Vila Viçosa) Biblioteca do Palácio Real A.M. A-003
• Eagle inscribed in circle, 65 × 58 mm; countermark Flag with letters ‘G B’, 70 × 54 mm (fols. 1-14, 44-50)
The countermark design is rather similar to the one found here, dated 1631: https://www.wasserzeichen-online.de/wzis/detailansicht.php?id=63131. It belongs to a type found in documents of the early 17th century (but there is also an example dated 1505 in the Portuguese archive of Tecnicelpa: http://memoryofpaper.oeaw.ac.at/tecnicelpa/tecnicelpa.php?id=4772).
• Moor’s head in shield, topped by lily, 90 × 37 mm (fols. 18-43)
No matches found for this design.
• Crescent moon facing down (fols. 51-58, 63)
Very common design, used since the 16th century.
• Unidentified figure inscribed in circle (fols. 59-61)
‘Ano 1610 feito’ (fol. 51r)
A very heterogenic book, composed of gatherings from various origins, where at least 12 different hands intervened, most of them datable to the 17th century, with some additions probably already from the 18th century. The dating of 1610, found in an inscription on fol. 51r, possibly applies to the copy of the following works (fols. 51v-63r). The index on the folio before fol. 1, with some lacunae, was in all likelihood elaborated by the same hand that foliated the manuscript, datable to the 17th century (except for the last item of the index, added by a later hand, possibly from the 18th century).
Former shelfmark: MJ 9 (marked ‘Livro n.º 9’ on inside front cover)
JOAQUIM, Manuel, Vinte livros de música polifónica do Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa (Lisbon: Fundação da Casa de Bragança, 1953) [= Joaquim, Vinte livros, 1953], pp. 95-103 (Livro n.º 9)
ALEGRIA, José Augusto, Biblioteca do Palácio Real de Vila Viçosa: Catálogo dos Fundos Musicais (Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1973) [= Alegria, Catálogo, 1989], pp. 13-14 (A. Livros de música religiosa manuscrita, no. 3)
RYAN, Michael, "Music in the Chapel of the Dukes of Bragança, Vila Viçosa", PhD diss. (University of London, 2001)
Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança, Vila Viçosa. Catálogo do Arquivo Musical (pdf), Secção A