P-AR (Arouca) Museu Regional de Arte Sacra do Mosteiro de Arouca Res. Ms. 003

P-AR Res. Ms. 003
Res. Ms. 003
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mid-16th century
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1st Vespers, Matins, Lauds, minor hours, 2nd Vespers and Alleluia for the Feast of the Visitation. Beginning on fol. 15r, hymns commemorating St. Bernard of Clairvaux: “Bernardus inclitus” (divided in two parts) for Matins and Lauds in the day of his feast, “Iam regina discubuit” for Terce, “Laudet celestia curia” for Compline, “Confessor almus claruit” for Terce in his Octave.

22 folios, numbered from fol. 5 onwards in Arabic numerals, either late (fols. 5, 17-22) or original (fols. 7-16).
Page layout: 
685 x 535 mm fol.1: 60<415>60 x 50<570>65
Condition of document: 
Fair. Worn by use, with some restoration.
Wood boards covered in leather with metal locks.
On fol.1, the large initial E is illuminated. It pictures inside Dona Melícia de Melo (abbess between 1511 and 1561), with her coat of arms, praying over a book, with the Monastery at a distance. The framework uses filigree and phytomorphic decoration in colours and gold.

This is a supplement to the main antiphonary volumes used in the choir. This volume has a counterpart duplicating the contents (for the remaining half-choir) , although it lacks one of the hymns: Ms. Res. 005.

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Square notation in (slightly faded) black ink over red 5-line staves.

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