P-AR (Arouca) Museu Regional de Arte Sacra do Mosteiro de Arouca Res. Ms. 005

P-AR Res. Ms. 005
Res. Ms. 005
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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, “Laudet celestia curia” for Compline, “Confessor almus claruit” for Terce in his Octave.

[1]+19 folios; original foliation in Arabic numerals mostly missing due to trimming, supplement by later foliation, seen on fols. 5, 10, 19.
Page layout: 
715 x 540 mm. Fol. 3: 50<415>75 x 55<570>90
Condition of document: 
Worn by use and degraded by humidity.
Wood boards covered in leather with metal locks.
Decorated initial E on fol. 1 with red and brownish filigree, painted in dark green, light blue and gold. The folio is framed by phytomorphic elements (flowers and leaves). At the bottom, the coat of arms of abbess Dona Melícia de Melo is held by two angels.

This is a supplement to the main antiphonary volumes used in the choir. The opening guard-leaf features a large inscription of ownership: Do Most[eir]o d' [A]r[ou]ca. Fol. 1 features the insignia of D. Melícia de Melo, abbess between 1511 and 1561. This choirbook has a pair, Res. Ms. 003, slightly more complete at the end.

Description of the notation: 

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