E-Sco (Sevilla) Institución Colombina Libro 056

Libro 056

E-Sco Libro 056

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15th century (second half)
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Richly illuminated manuscript, with use of several colours and gold, with phytomorphic motifs. Capital letters in this decorative style, otherwise plain, in red. Initials in brown decorated in the same colour and sepia, sometimes with filigree.

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51 folios. Lately added arabic numbering.


Leather over boards, painted with decorations in brown, with metal staples and locks.

This manuscript has been updated in the last quarter of the 16t century according to the tridentine reform. Following the humanistic principles promoted by Trent, the melodies were slightly modified, although generally keeping the main design of the original versions, still visible beneath the erasures and modifications. The setting of the liturgical elements was also forcibly modified; in this case, however, it is quite impossible to see the original layer. Therefore, for the entries "Tradition" and "Use" above, we indicate "Roman (post-Tridentine)". The flyleaf of the front cover is a fragment from a Temporal Antiphoner (15th century) with part of the Trinity antiphon "Deum laudemus verum". The flyleaf of the back cover is a bifolio fragment from a Gradual (16th century), which includes the following chants for the fourth week in Lent: Gradual verse "Ut quid domine recessisti", Tract (no music) "Adjuva nos" and the beginning of the Offertory "Benedicite gentes dominum".

HIDALGO, Rosario Marchena, “La iluminación en Sevilla a lo largo del siglo XV”, Laboratorio de Arte, 20 (2007), pp. 9-30; Idem, Las miniaturas de los libros de coro de la Catedral de Sevilla: el siglo XVI, Sevilha: Universidad de Sevilla e Fundación Focus – Abengoa, 1998.

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Folio Seq Incipit Feast Occasion Genre Position Cantus ID Mode Diff
001v 1 Ante luciferum genitus et ante saecula Epiphania V A 1 001434 2 D
002r 1 Venit lumen tuum Jerusalem et gloria Epiphania V A 2 005344 1 F
003r 1 Apertis thesauris suis obtulerunt magi domino Epiphania V A 3 001447 1 F
004r 1 Maria et flumina benedicite domino hymnum Epiphania V A 4 003700 4 E
004v 1 Stella ista sicut flamma coruscat et Epiphania V A 5 005022 7 C
005v 1 Crudelis Herodes deum* Epiphania V H 008248:08.1
005v 2 Reges Tharsis et insulae* R. Reges Epiphania V W 008180 *
006r 1 Magi videntes stellam dixerunt ad invicem Epiphania V A M 003654 8 G
007r 1 Tribus miraculis ornatum diem sanctum colimus Epiphania V2 A M 005184 2 D
009v 1 Christus apparuit nobis venite adoremus Epiphania M I 001054 4 CH
010r 1 Crudelis Herodes* Epiphania M H 008248:08.1
010r 2 Afferte domino filii dei adorate dominum Epiphania M A 1.1 001303 7 A
010v 1 Fluminis impetus laetificat alleluia civitatem dei Epiphania M A 1.2 002886 6 F
011r 1 Psallite deo nostro psallite psallite regi Epiphania M A 1.3 004406 1 G
012r 1 Hodie in Jordane baptizato domino aperti Epiphania M R 1.1 006849 3
013v 1 Descendit spiritus sanctus corporali specie sicut Epiphania M V 01 006849b 3
014v 1 Rubric: "Praedictum responsorium dicitur hodie, In tempore Epiph.
014v 2 Tria sunt munera pretiosa quae obtulerunt Epiphania, infra oct. M R 1.1 007777 1
016r 1 Salutis nostrae auctorem magi venerati sunt Epiphania, infra oct. M V 01 007777b 1
017r 1 In columbae specie spiritus sanctus visus Epiphania M R 1.2 006892 1