P-LA (Lamego) Arquivo da Sé Caixa 1, Fragmento 010

P-LA Caixa 1, Fragmento 010
Caixa 1, Fragmento 010
Source type: 
Document type: 
c. 1090 - c. 1140
Type of notation: 
Contents (feasts): 
Page layout: 
212 x 286 (max); maximum width of the columns is 90 mm; interlinear space is 8 mm.
Condition of document: 
The verso of the fragment is almost illegible.

The number "5" written by pen corresponds to the number found in the catalogue of the exhibition "Pergaminhos Que Foram Parte de Missais, Leccionários e Antifonários em uso na Diocese…". The exhibition was held in the Museu de Lamego, in 1976. The fragment has been identified for the first time as part of a Visigothic book by a monk of the abbey of San Girolamo in Rome in 1977.


The visigothic script shows some influence of the French "minuscula". The Occitanic notation is written on dry point line. Possibly, the music was added at a second stage.


FERREIRA Manuel Pedro, "Three Fragments from Lamego", Revista de Musicología, XVI, pp. 457-76. FERREIRA Manuel Pedro, "Três fragmentos de Lamego", in Aspectos da Música Medieval no Ocidente Peninsular, Volume II - Música Eclesiástica, Estudos Musicológicos 34, pp. 58-81, color facsimile on plates V, VI, VII; transcription of part of the text on p. 66 and melodic comparison of the Alleluia Veni Domine, with 15 sources on pp. 70-71. DÍAZ Y DÍAZ Manuel C., Codices Visigoticos en la Monarquía Leonesa, León, Centro de Estudios e Investigación «San Isidoro» (C.S.I.C.), 1983, p. 389 plate 24. GONÇALVES DE COSTA Manuel, Cantores e Instrumentitas da Catedral de Lamego, Lamego, Edição do autor e do Seminário de Lamego, 1992, p. 31, reproduction of the fragment.