Italian antiphoner fragment, 12th century

Fragment; 19 x 27 cm


12th century
Summary note
Fragment of a bifolium from a small Italian antiphoner dating from the second half of the 12th century. Rubricated text and musical notation worn and abraded as a result of the bifolium having been recovered from a book binding. Includes 10 long lines per page, with Gregorian chant in neumes written in the Nonantula system of musical notation. The most complete page includes antiphons and responsories for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (May 3), including portions of the first and second vespers): "In inventione Sanctae Crucis. Hoc signum crucis. Per signum sanctae crucis. In evangelium amen. O crux benedicta..."; "Ad cantum antiphon. Dulce lignum dulces clavos dulce pondus sustinuit que meruit portare precium huius seculi. Alleluia...").
Source acquisition
Purchased by Princeton Mendel Music Library from Philip J. Pirages. AM 2017-119.
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