P-Cm (Coimbra) Biblioteca Municipal FPM-B50-06


P-Cm FPM-B50-06

Source type
Subcategory of source
Document type
early 13th century
Type of script
Type of notation
Description of the notation
Notated content is laid out in two columns although staves have been ruled across the pages. The staves on Br have four lines, but on Bv some staves have only three lines. Staves appear ruled in the same colour as the notation and the text.

Red initials with blue swirling designs; red highlights for lesser initials; rubrics in red.

Fol. Ar: library stamp. Fol. Br, bottom margin, a prayer added in Gothic cursive script: "In vigilia pasche benedictio ignis. Dominus vobiscum. Oremus (...)". Fol. Bv: added in ink, "Repartição das sisas pª 1599"; a sticker with the equivalent modern identification "ROTEIRO" - nº 1325 / SISAS / 1599.
Condition of document

Folio A slightly damaged, folio B with significant damage.
Trimming of the outer vertical margin of folio B has resulted in loss of content.

Page layout

2 columns. Fol. A: 27 text lines; Fol. Br: 14 staves in column 2; Bv: 14 staves per column.

This is a non-continuous bifolium, thus the last text of Folio A is incomplete and the first of Folio B is incomplete; some materials for Feria vi in Parasceve are missing. Notated content is found only on folio B with partial notation of "Super omnia ligna cedrorum crux" for Fer. 6 in Parasceve, and the fully notated (but incomplete) "Exsultet jam angelica" for Sabbato Sancto. Folio B contains the first section (prologue) and part of the second section (preface) of the Exsultet, but trimming of the outer vertical margin has resulted in many short lacunae. The conclusion of the Exsultet is missing and would have been on the following folio. The change of clefs visible in the Exsultet from Br to Bv is curious. Unfortunately, the clef signs in column 1 of Bv were removed by the trimming of the folio so we cannot know where the change took place. On Br, C clefs are used for the Exsultet prologue, while the 2nd column of notation on Bv shows F clefs for this part of the Exsultet's second section. The use of F clefs for this section is surprising because this results in change of pitch between the two sections unexpected in the Cistercian melody. Apart from the effect of the change of clefs, the melodic material and textual features are generally consistent with those normally found for the Exsultet in Cistercian sources of this era. The notation is also consistent with a Cistercian origin.

CORBIN, Solange, Essai sur la musique réligieuse portugaise au Moyen Age (1100-1385), Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1952, p. 175.

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Folio Seq Incipit Feast Occasion Genre Position Cantus ID Mode
Ar 1 Domine audivi auditum tuum et timui Fer. 6 in Parasceve X Tc 1 g02429 *
Ar 2 In medio duorum animalium innotesceris dum Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 01 g02429a *
Ar 3 In eo dum conturbata fuerit anima Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 02 g02429b *
Ar 4 Deus a Libano veniet et sanctus Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 03 g02429c *
Ar 5 Operuit caelos majestas ejus et laudis Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 04 g02429d *
Av LACUNA Fer. 6 in Parasceve
Av 1 Eripe me domine ab homine malo Fer. 6 in Parasceve X Tc 2 g02431 *
Av 10 Caput circuitus eorum labor labiorum ipsorum Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 09 g02431i *
Av 11 Verumtamen justi confitebuntur nomini tuo et Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 010 g02431j *
Av 2 Q(ui cogi)taverunt malitias in Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 01 g02431a *
Av 3 Acuerunt linguas suas sicut serpentes venenum Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 02 g02431b *
Av 4 Custodi me domine de manu peccatoris Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 03 g02431c *
Av 5 Qui cogitaverunt subplantare gressus meos absconderunt Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 04 g02431d *
Av 6 Et funes extenderunt in laqueum pedibus Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 05 g02431e *
Av 7 Dixi domino deus meus es tu Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 06 g02431f *
Av 8 Domine domine virtus salutis meae obumbra Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 07 g02431g *
Av 9 Ne tradas me a desiderio meo Fer. 6 in Parasceve X TcV 08 g02431h *
Br 0 [Quando venit ergo sacri plenitudo temporis Fer. 6 in Parasceve X H 008367 *
Br 1 Super omnia ligna cedrorum crux sola Fer. 6 in Parasceve X A 005061.2 2T?
Br-Bv 2 Exsultet jam angelica turba caelorum exsultent Sabbato Sancto X VaHW 850202 ?