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Abstract

This manuscript contains liturgical music to be sung during processions. It is exceptional because of its "album" format (10 x 14.5 cm), which is in part the result of a severe cropping of the folios. The book was made in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century in Germany. Its continued use is evident from the seventeenth- or eighteenth-century addition of paper folios containing prayers and music. Music is written in Gothic notation on three five-line staves per folio. The first folio is illuminated with a foliate initial for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin.

Hand note

Gothic notation on a five-line staff; each staff has both a C clef and an F clef on its left

Contributors

Cataloger: Valle, Chiara

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Hamburger, Jeffrey

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Huglo, Michel. "Souvenirs 'enchant├ęs' de la Walters Art Gallery." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 54 (1996): pp. 1-8.


These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

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Keywords
Christian
German
Germany
15th century
16th century
18th century
Liturgy
Musical notation
Processional
Watermark

Origin Place

Germany (Munich?)

Date

Late 15th-early 16th century CE (fols. 1-51); 18th century CE (fols. I-Z)

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Late seventeeth- or eighteenth-century brown leather binding; sides decorated with a border of triple blind fillets; at each corner are impressed three flowers; at the center, a diamond is made with this same tool repeated four times. One of two brass clasps hangs from lower cover; the other is missing.

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Probably made in Germany in the late fifteenth-early sixteenth century

Owned by Margaret W. Hodges in the twentieth century up to 1977; front cover pastedown and note in pencil on front flyleaf ii,r

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, April 1977, gift of Margaret W. Hodges

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Origin Place

Germany (Munich?)

Date

Late 15th-early 16th century CE (fols. 1-51); 18th century CE (fols. I-Z)

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Probably made in Germany in the late fifteenth-early sixteenth century

Owned by Margaret W. Hodges in the twentieth century up to 1977; front cover pastedown and note in pencil on front flyleaf ii,r

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, April 1977, gift of Margaret W. Hodges

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This manuscript contains liturgical music to be sung during processions. It is exceptional because of its "album" format (10 x 14.5 cm), which is in part the result of a severe cropping of the folios. The book was made in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century in Germany. Its continued use is evident from the seventeenth- or eighteenth-century addition of paper folios containing prayers and music. Music is written in Gothic notation on three five-line staves per folio. The first folio is illuminated with a foliate initial for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin.

Hand note

Gothic notation on a five-line staff; each staff has both a C clef and an F clef on its left

References

Contributors

Cataloger: Valle, Chiara

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Hamburger, Jeffrey

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Huglo, Michel. "Souvenirs 'enchant├ęs' de la Walters Art Gallery." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 54 (1996): pp. 1-8.


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Christian
German
Germany
15th century
16th century
18th century
Liturgy
Musical notation
Processional
Watermark
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