Music anthology : manuscript, [between 1800 and 1805].

Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
1 (167 leaves) : paper ; 214 x 155 (155 x 100) mm.


Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
[between 1800 and 1805].
Summary note
Anthology of hymns for vespers and other parts of the liturgy, composed by Petros Lampadarios and others.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Collation: 1-20⁸, 21⁸⁻¹; the eighth leaf of the twenty-first quire (fols. 161r-167v) has been removed without any loss of text.
  • Layout: 16 long lines per page; frame-ruled on an Arabic ruling board (mastara).
  • Decoration: head-pieces.
  • Music: Late-Byzantine notation.
  • Origin: Written in Istanbul, early 19th c.
Binding note
19th-century. Dark-red goatskin over paper pasteboards; with marbled endpapers. The front and back covers have gold-tooled floral-motif borders and ornaments in the center of the panels; in black cloth box.
Language note
Copied by Petros Vyzantios, prōtopsaltēs, according to the scribal note on fol. 166r. Petros Vyzantios was prōtopsaltēs of the Great Church of Constantinople between the end of Apr. 1800 and 1805, Cf. Patrinelis.
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1942.
Publications about
Patrinelis, Christos "Protpsaltae, Lampadarii, and Domestikoi of the Great Church during post-Byzantine Period (1453-1821)" in Studies in Eastern Chant. London : Oxford University Press, 1973, v. 3, p. 156-157.
Cite as
Princeton Greek MS. 3, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other standard number
  • C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 3)
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