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

Res. Ms. 005

P-AR Res. Ms. 005

Source type
Subcategory of source
Document type
mid-16th century
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.
Type of script
Type of notation
Description of the notation
Square notation in (slightly faded) black ink over red 5-line staves.

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.

Condition of document

Worn by use and degraded by humidity.

Page layout

715 x 540 mm. Fol. 3: 50<415>75 x 55<570>90


[1]+19 folios; original foliation in Arabic numerals mostly missing due to trimming, supplement by later foliation, seen on fols. 5, 10, 19.


Wood boards covered in leather with metal locks.

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.
Catalogue entry in https://arouca.fcsh.unl.pt/content/res-ms-005

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