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