Greek music anthology : manuscript, [between 1831 and 1835].

Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
492 pages : paper ; 182 x 124 (136 x 65) mm.


Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
[between 1831 and 1835].
Summary note
Greek anthology, written in part on the island Aegina and in part possibly in Athens. It includes hymns for the official ceremonies of King Otto I, the Bavarian prince who was crowned King of Greece in 1832.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Collation: 1-29⁸, 30⁴, 31⁸, 33¹², 34⁸, 35⁸⁻¹; the seventh and eighth leaves of the thirty-second quire (p. 429-440) and the eighth leaf of the thirty-fifth quire are missing without any loss of text.
  • Layout: 14 lines (scribe A); 11-12 lines (scribe B) per page; frame-ruled on an Arabic ruling board (mastara).
  • Decoration: decorated initials.
  • Music: Modern Byzantine notation.
  • Origin: Written in Greece by two contemporary scribes.
Binding note
19th c. Dark-red goatskin over binder's boards.
Language note
Written by two contemporary scribes. Scribe A (p. iii-308, titles, initials, and martyriai in red), wrote in Aegina in March 1831, according to the title in p. v; Scribe B (p. 309-408, 413-434, 445-461, 465-479, 481-490), with decorated initials, some in brown ink as are the neumes.
Written in Greece, partly on the island Aigina (scribe A), and the other parts possibly in Athens, because it includes hymns for the official ceremonies of King Otto I of Greece.
Source acquisition
Purchase; Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund; 1998, Acc. no. AM 1998-70.
Cite as
Princeton Greek MS. 7, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Place name(s)
Greece Aigina.
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