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Ms. Codex 655 - Cistercians - [Cistercian liturgical psalter]
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[Cistercian liturgical psalter].
[Belgium, between 1475 and 1499?]
Physical description:
399 leaves : parchment, music, ill. ; 120 x 85 (101 x 64) mm. bound to 130 x 92 mm.
Psalter, with musical notation for two measures of intonation for most psalms, in a hand different from that of the text. Section of hymns, without music. Full musical notation for Subvenite Sancti Dei, responsory for the burial service, and Chorus angelorum (f. 226-229); last section comprised of proper texts from the temporal and sanctoral cycles.
Gift of Albert Croll Baugh, 1965.
Related names:
Mast, Katherina, 15th cent., scribe.
Baugh, Albert C. (Albert Croll), 1891-1981, former owner.
Catholic Church - Liturgy - Texts.
Psalters - Specimens.
Gregorian chants - Manuscripts.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Gregorian chant.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 399 + ii (modern paper); [1-399]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Folio or section of folios missing between f. 229 and f. 230.
Layout: Written in 20 lines long lines, in one hand, rubricated throughout. Some music and annotations in a second, nearly contemporary hand.
Script: Written in Gothic book script by Katherina Mast, Cistercian sister with associations to the Cistercian abbeys of Valliers and Hertogendal and Valduc (Peter Kidd; f. 229v). Musical notation at the bottoms of a number of leaves in a second hand.
Decoration: Rubricated, with initials and capitals in red and blue throughout; 2-line, 3-line, 6-line and 7-line initials in red and blue with contrasting filigree.
Binding: Modern calf. Pages have been trimmed resulting in loss at the top of folios at the beginning, with some marginal annotations and musical notation lost throughout.
Origin: Probably written in the diocese of Liège in the late 15th century (identification of scribe by Peter Kidd).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), Supplement A (1), p. 10 (Ms. Latin 219).
Other Titles:
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 655.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 655

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: Yes
Language: Latin
Century: 15th century
Date: 1475
Genre: Codices
Genre: Gregorian chant
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Psalters
Subject: Catholic Church
Subject: Gregorian chants
Subject: Liturgy
Subject: Psalters
Author: Cistercians
Related names: Baugh, Albert C. (Albert Croll), 1891-1981, former owner
Related names: Mast, Katherina, 15th cent., scribe
Page material: Parchment