P-BRam (Braga) Arquivo Municipal Nº 008 Códices

Nº 008 Códices

P-BRam Nº 008 Códices

Source type
Document type
12th - 13th cent.
The contents of this fragment have been compared with the chants in the early 16th century Temporal Antiphoner Braga, Arquivo da Sé, Ms. 32 (available in PEM) and with the texts for the chants in the Breviary without music from Braga ('Breviarium Braccarense') printed by João Gherlinc for Pedro de Barzena in 1492. The description of the Braga Breviary can be read at http://catalogo.bnportugal.pt/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=bn&source=~!bnp&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100024~!321359~!2&ri=1&aspect=subtab13&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=lus%C3%83%C2%ADadas&index=.TW&uindex=&aspect=subtab13&menu=search&ri=1. The full color reproduction of the Braga Breviary can be downloaded at http://purl.pt/22000. Both sources are representative of the Braga liturgical use and their contents (chants and readings) match with the contents of fragment P-BRam Nº 008 Códices.
Type of notation
Later-hand inscriptions almost vanished on Bv (mainly along the two columns) and at the top left corner of fol. Ar.
Condition of document

This non-central bifolium is nowadays in poor condition because it was used as book cover for long time. The borders are irregularly trimmed with loss of contents along the external edge of fol. B. There is a big hole at the bottom of fol. A and other medium size holes along the central vertical fold. The bottom and top margin remained folded for long time (see the horizontal crease). The external cover (Bv-Ar) is in poorer conditions with the ink vanished on many points and traces of dirtiness.

Page layout

Two columns. Medium-size neumes placed around a red line.


The original foliation can be read only at the top of fol. Av: CXXIII.

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