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Antiphonarium, ca. 1529

MS 135

Collection Summary

Creator: Catholic Church
Collection Name:Antiphonarium,
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1529
Physical Description:.5 linear feet
Abstract:Bound elephant folio manuscript of Italian origin; probably Dominican.
Collection Number:MS 135
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Scope and Content Note

Bound elephant folio manuscript of Italian origin; probably Dominican. Contains the antiphons and responsories for Vespers and the night Office (Matins and Lauds) of the Saints from St. Peter Martyr, on April 29, to the Transfiguration, August 6. Following the Common for Apostles and Evangelists, and the Common for Martyrs, are the Propers for 17 feasts. Fuller description of the specific feast days is available in the inventory file. Content is in Latin.

Chronological arrangement according to the liturgical year. Original brass bosses with stamped religious symbols, on rebound leather covers. Large initial letters are in red, blue, or black; some are decorated with human faces. One large initial O, for a responsory in St. Peter Martyr's Matins, uses yellow and green in an ornate floral decoration. Gregorian chant notes are in black, with musical staves in red. An antiphonary is a book containing sacred vocal music, both the antiphons of the breviary, and the musical notes. An antiphon itself is a musical response, as in alternate chanting.





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Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Dominicans -- Italy -- Songs and music

Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian -- Specimens
Music -- Manuscripts -- Italy -- 16th century

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Antiphonarium(MS 135). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Antiphonarium, ca. 1529