P-VV (Vila Viçosa) Biblioteca do Palácio Real A.M. A-003

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Source Folio Incipit Feast Occasion Genre Position Cantus ID
P-VV A.M. A-003 000v-1r Elisabeth regina parata sedes tua ex Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 1 a07433
P-VV A.M. A-003 001r Jubilate deo omnis terra et principes Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 2 a07437
P-VV A.M. A-003 001v Aulam regalem regina spernens in domum Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 3 a07435
P-VV A.M. A-003 001v-002r Benedicite spiritus et animae justorum domino Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 4 a07465
P-VV A.M. A-003 002r-002v Laudate reges terrae et omnes populi Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 5 a07467
P-VV A.M. A-003 003r-003v Magnificat regia mens dominum quia fecit Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A M a07469
P-VV A.M. A-003 003v-004v Ave regina princeps pacis ave mater Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V2 A M a07471
P-VV A.M. A-003 005r-007v Regale obsequium dum optime maxime rex Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V2 H *
P-VV A.M. A-003 008v-011r Rex Christe (Regale obsequium) Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V H Anonymous
P-VV A.M. A-003 012r-012v Gaudeamus omnes in domino diem festum Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae MI In 501004.27
P-VV A.M. A-003 012v Beati immaculati in via qui ambulant In Dedicatione Ecclesiae MI InV 01 501004q
P-VV A.M. A-003 012v-013v Concupivit rex decorem tuum quoniam ipse Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae MI Gr g01391
P-VV A.M. A-003 013r-013v Dilexisti justitiam et odisti iniquitatem propterea In Dedicatione Ecclesiae MI GrV 01 g01391c
P-VV A.M. A-003 013v-013xr Alleluia Aspice quae solio resides regina Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae MI Al g04398
P-VV A.M. A-003 013xr Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae MI Of g04400
P-VV A.M. A-003 013xr-013xv Astitit regina a dextris tuis in Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae MI Cm g04404
P-VV A.M. A-003 014r Dum esset rex in accubitu suo Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 1 002450
P-VV A.M. A-003 014r Et concupiscet rex decorem tuum quia Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 2 a07474
P-VV A.M. A-003 014r Potens in opere et sermone lenivit Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 3 a07476
P-VV A.M. A-003 014r Quasi arcus refulgens inter nebulas gloriae Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 4 a07478
P-VV A.M. A-003 014v Quasi stella matutina in medio nebula Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A 5 a07480
P-VV A.M. A-003 014v Et nunc reges intelligite erudimini qui [...] Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V A M
P-VV A.M. A-003 014v Domare cordis impetus Elisabet fortis inops Elisabeth Reginae Portugalliae V H
P-VV A.M. A-003 017v-018r Lumen ad revelationem Purificatio Mariae A Gomes, João (i)
P-VV A.M. A-003 019r Angelum virtutis suae emitit [sic] dominus Angeli Custodis V A 1 a00028
P-VV A.M. A-003 019r Ecce non dormitabit neque dormi et Angeli Custodis V A 2 a00029
P-VV A.M. A-003 019v Nisi angelus domini custodieri civitatem istam Angeli Custodis V A 3 a00030
P-VV A.M. A-003 019v In conspectu angelorum psallam tibi deus Angeli Custodis V A 4 a00031
P-VV A.M. A-003 020r Confortavit dominus seras portarum civitatis suae Angeli Custodis V A 5 a00032
P-VV A.M. A-003 020r Super muros tuos Jerusalem constitui custodes Angeli Custodis V A M 005059
P-VV A.M. A-003 020v Induit angelus noster fortitudine et praecinxit Angeli Custodis L A 1 a00065
P-VV A.M. A-003 020v Jubilate deo omnes angeli eius quoniam Angeli Custodis L A 2 a00066
P-VV A.M. A-003 021v-024r Fiant aures tuae (De profundis, tone 1) V PS Tornar, Roberto
P-VV A.M. A-003 024v-031r Sicut juravit Domino (Memento Domine David, Angeli Custodis V PS Guerrero, Francisco
P-VV A.M. A-003 031v-034r Labores manuum tuarum (Beati omnes, tone 4) V PS Tornar, Roberto
P-VV A.M. A-003 034v-038r Auxilium meum a Domino (Levavi oculos V PS Tornar, Roberto
P-VV A.M. A-003 038v-043r In conspectu angelorum (Confitebor tibi Domine, V PS Tornar, Roberto
P-VV A.M. A-003 043v Gaudeamus omnes in domino diem festum BMV de Monte Carmelo MI In
P-VV A.M. A-003 043v Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum dico BMV de Monte Carmelo MI InV 01
P-VV A.M. A-003 044r Alleluia per te dei genitrix nobis BMV de Monte Carmelo MI Al
P-VV A.M. A-003 044r Regina mundi dignissima Maria virgo perpetua BMV de Monte Carmelo MI Cm
P-VV A.M. A-003 044v-048r Credo MI Cr Anonymous
P-VV A.M. A-003 048v-049r Adjuva nos Deus Mo Soares, Fernando Gonçalves
P-VV A.M. A-003 049v-050r Quia visitavit (Benedictus Dominus Deus) Ca Anonymous
P-VV A.M. A-003 051v-053r [Missa ferialis] In tempore Quad. MI Mi Anonymous
P-VV A.M. A-003 053v-056r Gloria laus Dom. in Palmis H Morata, Ginés de
P-VV A.M. A-003 056v-057r Cum descendentibus (Aestimatus sum) Fer. 6 in Parasceve M R Morata, Ginés de
P-VV A.M. A-003 057v-058r Signatum est monumentum (Sepulto Domino) Fer. 6 in Parasceve M R Morata, Ginés de
P-VV A.M. A-003 058v-061r Ave Regina caelorum Fer. 6 in Parasceve ABV
P-VV A.M. A-003 061v-063r Ave Regina caelorum Fer. 6 in Parasceve ABV
P-VV A.M. A-003 063v Cantemus Domino * MI In
P-VV A.M. A-003 064v Asperges me domine hyssopo et mundabor In Dedicatione Ecclesiae X A 1 001494
P-VV A.M. A-003 064v Benedic domine domum istam domus istam In Dedicatione Ecclesiae X A 2
P-VV A.M. A-003
A.M. A-003
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17th century
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Polyphony (16): Antiphons (3), Canticle (1), Credo (1), Hymns (2), Mass (1), Motets (3), Psalms (5). Chant (33): Alleluias (2), Antiphons (22), Communions (2), Gradual (1), Hymns (2), Introits (3), Offertory (1)

70 fols. = 2 front endpapers + 1 non-numbered folio (index and section title) + 63 numbered folios (1 non-numbered folio between fols. 13 and 14) + 1 non-numbered folio + 2 back endpapers. Missing: fols. 15-16. Despite the book’s heterogeneity, the foliation is continuous and was done by the same hand (datable to the 17th century), even though it is absent from some folios. The endpapers are not original (posterior to 1989).
Highly irregular, since the book is made up of several gatherings of different origins, and original collation obscured by subsequent processes of rebinding.
Page layout: 
Choirbook format. 480 × 364 mm
Condition of document: 
Good. The paper shows signs of wear, particularly light damp and grease stains in the bottom fore-edge corners. Small wormholes until fol. [13-bis], at the bottom of the pages, especially near the gutter. Larger and darker damp stains in fols. 19-20. Ink corrosion in fols. 17-20. Fols. 17-18 were reinforced with pasted-on paper sheets; the one over fol. 17r obscures musical items: marginal inscriptions giving tones by hand B partially visible. Throughout the book, smaller glued-on paper patches are visible. The book underwent new rebinding after 1989, to replace the ‘much worn-out’ original cover, mentioned by Alegria and Joaquim (Alegria, Catálogo, 1989, 13; Joaquim, Vinte livros, 1953, 7); during this renewal operation, the bottom fore-edge corners of fols. 51-63 were redone.

• Eagle inscribed in circle, 65 × 58 mm; countermark Flag with letters ‘G B’, 70 × 54 mm (fols. 1-14, 44-50)
The countermark design is rather similar to the one found here, dated 1631: https://www.wasserzeichen-online.de/wzis/detailansicht.php?id=63131. It belongs to a type found in documents of the early 17th century (but there is also an example dated 1505 in the Portuguese archive of Tecnicelpa: http://memoryofpaper.oeaw.ac.at/tecnicelpa/tecnicelpa.php?id=4772).

• Moor’s head in shield, topped by lily, 90 × 37 mm (fols. 18-43)
No matches found for this design.

• Crescent moon facing down (fols. 51-58, 63)
Very common design, used since the 16th century.

• Unidentified figure inscribed in circle (fols. 59-61)

Brown calf leather over boards. The binding was completely redone in renovation posterior to 1989 which replaced the original binding.
Gothic parted/puzzle and pen-flourished red and blue initials inscribed in square frames with blue filigree, on fols. ff. [0]v and 12r. Roman initials in plain square frames, in blue and gold, on fols. 17v-18r, 21v-22r, 24v-25r, 31v-32r, 34v-35r, 38v. Black cadel initials recur throughout the entire book.

‘Ano 1610 feito’ (fol. 51r)


A very heterogenic book, composed of gatherings from various origins, where at least 12 different hands intervened, most of them datable to the 17th century, with some additions probably already from the 18th century. The dating of 1610, found in an inscription on fol. 51r, possibly applies to the copy of the following works (fols. 51v-63r). The index on the folio before fol. 1, with some lacunae, was in all likelihood elaborated by the same hand that foliated the manuscript, datable to the 17th century (except for the last item of the index, added by a later hand, possibly from the 18th century).

Former shelfmark: MJ 9 (marked ‘Livro n.º 9’ on inside front cover)


JOAQUIM, Manuel, Vinte livros de música polifónica do Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa (Lisbon: Fundação da Casa de Bragança, 1953) [= Joaquim, Vinte livros, 1953], pp. 95-103 (Livro n.º 9)

ALEGRIA, José Augusto, Biblioteca do Palácio Real de Vila Viçosa: Catálogo dos Fundos Musicais (Lisbon: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1973) [= Alegria, Catálogo, 1989], pp. 13-14 (A. Livros de música religiosa manuscrita, no. 3)

RYAN, Michael, "Music in the Chapel of the Dukes of Bragança, Vila Viçosa", PhD diss. (University of London, 2001)

Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança, Vila Viçosa. Catálogo do Arquivo Musical (pdf), Secção A

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