P-Cug (Coimbra) Biblioteca Geral da Universidade MM 1063 (39) + MM 1063 (40) + MM 1063 (44)

Shelfmark
MM 1063 (39) + MM 1063 (40) + MM 1063 (44)
Siglum

P-Cug MM 1063 (39) + MM 1063 (40) + MM 1063 (44)

Source type
Subcategory of source
Category
Completeness
Document type
Date
13th century
Cursus
Contents

Chants for the third and fourth Sunday of Lent and days in between them, and for Passion Sunday. They can never be directly inferred by rubrics—which have all faded—but many of them are proper to some specific feast. Other chants that are not as clearly fixed can still oftentimes be traced to a precise feast after codicological evaluation of details such as their actual disposition in the folios, or relevant decorations highlighting the beginning of a new office hour and/or feast. The chants whose incipits are found in the lower right side of f. 40 Br are too loosely connected to each other to point them to any precise day, but all are sung sometime in the third week of Lent.

Type of script
Type of notation
Description of the notation

Square French notation on four red lines.

Decoration

Red and blue initials with elegant, polished filigree.

Inscriptions

MM 1063 (40): Bv: Stamp of the Coimbra University Library. MM 1063 (39): Cr: Modern pencil inscription in Portuguese on top of the fragment identifying its former function as binding material: "Da encadernação de: Guido de Baisio, Enarrationes super Decreto, Lyon, 1549". Stamp of the Coimbra University Library on top right corner. Dr (see photo Z2): inscription in Portuguese written on paper strip: "relativo à fuga para o Egipto / sec. XIV / Abreviaturas". MM 1063 (44): Fr: (also seen in photo Z6): inscription in Portuguese written on paper strip: "Oficio dos mortos / séc. XIV". Stamp.

Material
Condition of document

Very poor condition overall. Some regions are still well visible, but for the major part the three folios are badly deteriorated, with holes, trimmings, lacerations, ink piercing through, and heavy tanning of about half of the exposed side of each folio. All the red ink of rubrics has almost completely faded out, making it very hard to identify feasts and office hours.

Page layout

MM 1063 (39) - Fol. Cr: c. 150 x c. 200 mm; fol. D: c. 155 x c. 195 mm; two columns c. 135-140 x c. 70 mm. MM 1063 (40) - Fol. Ar: c. 150 x c. 200 mm; fol. B: c. 150 x c. 190 mm; two columns c. 140 x c. 70 mm. MM 1063 (44) - c. 300 x c. 195 mm, two columns c. 230 x c. 70 mm.

Foliation/Pagination

Analysis of contents reveals that the page currently numbered as 40 was the first of the three in the original manuscript, even though they were not consecutive. The order is 40 - 39 - 44.

Remarks

The proximity of some contents with P-Cug MM 1063-79 and the oddity of some chants in the context of the Iberian repertoire might help putting this fragment into a broader European perspective. French origin seems likely. The fragment was used for the binding of an imported book printed in Lyon.

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Project ID
PTDC/ART-PER/0902/2020
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Musical Items

Displaying 1 - 20 of 138
Folio Seq Incipit Feast Occasion Genre Position Cantus ID Mode
Ar 1 Cumque abisset (Ruben ad puteum et Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 006477a 7
Ar 2 [Videns Jacob] (vestimenta Joseph scidit vestimenta Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007858 6
Ar 3 [Joseph] dum intraret in terram Aegypti Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007037 5
Ar 4 Divertit ab oneri(bus dorsum ejus) Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 007037a 5
Ar 5 (Memento mei dum bene tibi fuerit Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007144 7
Ar 6 [Tres enim adhuc dies sunt post Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 007144a 7
Ar 0 [Dixit Judas fratribus suis ecce Ismaelitae Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 006477 7
Av 5 Merito haec patimur quia peccavimus in Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007146 8
Av 2 Gloria patri et filio et spiritui Quadragesimae, dom. 3 V V 02 909000 7
Av 9 Elevavitque vocem cum fletu quem [audierunt Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 007102a 1
Av 8 Loquens Joseph fratribus (suis et) dixit | Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007102 1
Av 7 Sumite de optimis terrae frugibus in Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 007769b 7
Av 6 [Tollite hinc vobiscum munera et ite Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 007769 7
Av 0 [Dixit Ruben fratribus suis numquid non Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M R 006479 8
Av 4 Scapulis suis* Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M W 008191
Av 3 Praeceptum* | Caeli* Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M A 20391
Av 1 Merito haec patimur quia peccavimus in Quadragesimae, dom. 3 M V 01 006479a 8
Br 3 illeg. unknowable
Br 4 Nemo te [condemnavit mulier nemo domine Quadrag., hebd. 3, sabbato A 003873 8?
Br 12 Videns vidi afflictionem populi mei qui Quadragesimae, dom. 4 M V 01 007098a 4