P-Cua (Coimbra) Arquivo Distrital e da Universidade IV-3ª Gav. 44 (13)

P-Cua IV-3ª Gav. 44 (13)
IV-3ª Gav. 44 (13)
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early 13th cent.
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Contents (feasts): 

The document comprises two folios stitched together:
[A]: some chants for the Feast of Innocents.
[B]: contents impossible to ascertain on the basis of the current reproduction.

Page layout: 
Full page. Fol. [A]: 332 x c. 225 mm. Fol. [B]: 355 x c. 75 mm.
Condition of document: 
Fragment [B] in very poor condition; it was formerly used as book cover; the exposed side is almost completely unreadable. This single leaf is stitched to a shred of parchment [B] used as a cover for the book spine. The shred contains some text and notation, possibly coming from the same book as the single leaf [A], but this too is almost completely unreadable. Library sticker and stamp on the recto. Folds and creases along the whole surface. Irregular borders.
Capitals beginning chants in red or blue ink with filigree.

Later hand inscription on the recto providing the title of the book formerly covered and current call number: INV./BOL.96 (39) IV-3ª Sec. - Gv. 44 (13); another long inscription in vernacular on the verso, detailing events related to the plague of 1569, starting:
"A grande peste e arebatada (?) de Lyxª (= Lisboa) foy no ... de 1569 onde dizem que morrerão em cinco meses que durou 40 mil corpos affora muytos por fora da cidade fugidos que la moreram que não são desse numero. ...?... por ...?... poucos ou nenhum mais moreo da peste destes os mais ...?... forão negros e ... molheres e mininos ... " (etc.)

Indexing notes: 
The responsory 'Vox in Rama' (CANTUS ID 007919) only has three more occurrences so far in the Cantus Index net (F-Pn lat. 12044, I-Lc 601 and E-SI ms. 9). See http://cantusindex.org/id/007919. The responsory 'Et adoraverunt' (007881) is also rare, with five more occurences (E-Tc 44.1, F-Pn lat. 1085, I-BV 19, I-MC 542 and E-E, L. III. 3.). See http://cantusindex.org/id/007881. Its responsory verse (007881a.1) has almost complete textual adherence to the verse for the responsory 'Sub throno dei' (007715 - 007715b). This is a common responsory for the feast 'Nativitas Innocentium', although its does not seem to match that of 'Et adoraverunt'. Further analysis is currently impossible due to lack of digital reproduction of 007715-b. The series of antiphons for the same feast is not as problematic, wholly matching in contents and order that of P-BRs Ms. 028, the other major Portuguese source carrying 'Nat. Innocentium'.
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