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Notated Music [Cistercian gradual]

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  • [Cistercian gradual]

Created / Published

  • [11--]


  • -  Graduals (Chants)
  • -  Propers (Music)


  • -  Latin words.
  • -  Added leaf with a sequence for the Mass of the Assumption; temporale; Sanctorale for ca. 100 saints' days; dedication; Marian preface tones (notated).
  • -  In miniscules; initials in red, and red-yellow.
  • -  Four-line Guidonian staves with red F and faded yellow C clef lines.
  • -  Early gothic neumes.
  • -  Binding in pressed pigskin over boards with two metal clasps.
  • -  Title from: Schutzner, Svato. Medieval and Renaissance ms. bks.
  • -  Parchment codex of German origin, belonging to the second half of the XII cent.; the work of several writers (probably three for the main body of the manuscript).
  • -  Possibly Zwettl in Lower Austria; Cistercian abbey Saüsenstein in Lower Austria; Jacobus Wisser von W(angen?); Abraham Schelhorn.
  • -  Purchase; J. Rosenthal; Munich; 1928.
  • -  Schutzner, Svato. Medieval and renaissance manuscript books in the Library of Congress : a descriptive catalog, MS 11, p. 79-86
  • -  Ricci, S. de. Census of Medieval and Renaissance mss., p. 79, no. 162


  • i, 143 leaves of ms. music (1 column, 8-9 lines), bound : parchment ; 20 x 15 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • M2147 XII M1

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009536458

Online Format

  • image

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The contents of the Library of Congress 10th-16th Century Liturgical Chants Collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

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