Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library


HM 31544

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CHOIR BOOK, fragment
Germany, s. XV
//et ecce sedes posita erat in eo et in medio sedis et in circuitu eius quatuor animalia…et aspectus hominis erat in eis aeuia aeuia alleluia, vers., De medio autem eius quasi//…//corpus suum et alterum similiter velabatur Sub quo Gloria patri…resp., Audiebam sonum alarum quasi sonum aquarum multarum quasi sonum subli//
Common of Evangelists, beginning in vespers (?) and continuing into a section of matins; text not continuous.
Parchment, 1 bifolium, with string still running down the gutter; 500 × 340 (390 × 254) mm. 12 lines of text and music; sets of double prick marks along both inner margins correspond to the heights of the minims of the text, suggesting ruling not presently visible; above and below the text, ruling in red ink with the upper and lower bounding lines full across; double vertical bounding lines the length of the leaf; music on red 4-line staves. Initials, the height of the text and music (except for a letter “I” along the outer margin of the first leaf verso, 240 mm.) in blue with red void penwork infilling often in leaf designs, or with the colors reversed, or as strapwork with red pen designs; rubrics in red. Written in Germany in the fifteenth century. Given to the Huntington Library by James D. Hague in 1971.
C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
Electronic version encoded by Sharon K, Goetz, 2003.
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