GB-Lbl (London) Add MS 30850

Description: 

Franco-Roman antiphonary with material for the whole liturgical year (ff. 6r-240v), including part of a tonary (ff. 235r-241v), and a fragment of Old Hispanic antiphonary (ff. 1r-v and 3v) with material that in other Old Hispanic manuscripts is assigned for quotidian Sundays (e.g. E-L Ms 8, f. 281v onwards); ff. 2r-v, 3r and 4r-5v also seem to be misplaced or flyleaves extracted from a book very similar to the Franco-Roman antiphonary (same handwriting, notation and ruling of the parchment. Note that antiphonaries in the Old Hispanic rite have chants for the cathedral ordo (i.e. vespers, matutinum and mass, and, on penitential days only, also the hours of tertia, sexta and nona), while antiphonaries in the Franco-Roman rite contain the chants for all office hours (monastic ordo, i.e. all services except the mass). The sequences in f. 2r have been identified as 'Old Hispanic' (e.g. in Fernández de la Cuesta, 1985, p. XIX). However, the lack of cognates in any other Old Hispanic manuscript (Códice Álvaro is given by Fernández de la Cuesta, as an Old Hispanic manuscript with a cognate, but this manuscript, in fact, does not contain any other Old Hispanic material, so its sequence might be a Roman accretion), the liturgical assignments of these sequences ('de uno iusto' and 'de sanctis' in contrast with the Old Hispanic quotidian material in ff. 1r-v and 3v) and the codicology of this manuscript puts into question this identification. Before the current binding of GB-Lbl Add MS 30850, its fragment of Old Hispanic antiphonary in all likelihood served as the flyleaves of the Franco-Roman antiphonary, perhaps at its end. Maybe ff. 1r-v and 3r-v belonged to the same sheet 1r (hair) - 1v (skin) - 3v (skin) - 3r (hair); the last of these folios belongs to the Franco-Roman antiphonary, very likely recycling a blank page of the flyleaves. Drawings added to these folios also link them (and perhaps 5v too).
Notation: previous authors regard the notation of the main, Franco-Roman rite, part of this manuscript as 'Visigothic', i.e. Old Hispanic (see, e.g., Fernández de la Cuesta, 1985, p. X). However, several of its neumes do not exist in any Old Hispanic chant manuscript, e.g. its trigon or many of its compound neumes starting with a climacus. It is more accurate to call the notation of the main part of this manuscript Catalan notation. The fragment of Old Hispanic manuscript has no trace of having born any kind of Old Hispanic notation. Later hands added Aquitanian notation to some words of ff. 1r-v, and the melodic contours that they create are not alike those in any cognate of the Old Hispanic chants transmitted in this fragment - the Aquitanian neumes were very likely added informally as seems to be the case of the drawings in these folios. In f. 3v a few chants also have Aquitanian neumes in some of their syllables as well as Catalan neumes, just as those in the main, Franco-Roman, part of this manuscript. These neumes, as those in ff. 1r-v might have been added later and informally - their melodic contour is nothing alike that of the cognates of these chants in the Old Hispanic rite manuscripts.
Date: because its main section contains Roman liturgy and Old-Hispanic-like notation (which I noted is really closer to Catalan notation), previous scholars have proposed a copy-date very close to the official suppression of the Old Hispanic rite in the Iberian Península (i.e. after the Council of Burgos, 1080/1). Fernández de la Cuesta, 1985, p. XV, places its copy-date between 1081, i.e. after the council of Burgos, and 1088, i.e. before the consecration of the altar for Santo Domingo de Silos at the church of the abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos (which is the ascribed provenance of this manuscript), because this manuscript does not have a proper office for this saint.
Provenance: the whole codex is ascribed to the abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos because it was preserved there from the middle ages (see Boylan, 1992, pp. 69, 71-2) until it was sold to UK owners in the nineteenth century.
Liturgical tradition: unknown because it lacks Old Hispanic musical notation.
Randel responsorial tone tradition: unknown because it lacks Old Hispanic musical notation.

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Add MS 30850
Century: 
Provenance: 
Ascribed to Santo Domingo de Silos (see 'Description' above)
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Script: 
Cursus: 
monastic
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Material: 
Page layout (mm): 
330x245
Notes: 
Note that the fragment with Old Hispanic chants (ff. 1r-v and 3v) belongs to the Old Hispanic rite's cathedral cursus. The bibliography of this entry is to be completed
Date: 
ca. late-eleventh century (see 'Description' above)
Indexed by: 

Raquel Rojo Carrillo, Pablo F. Cantalapiedra

Bibliography: 

BOYLAN, Ann, 'The Library at Santo Domingo de Silos and its catalogues (XIth-XVIIIth Centuries)', Revue Mabillon, nouvelle série, 3 (1992), 59-102 (pp. 69, 71, 72, 90, 92).
BRITISH MUSEUM (ed.), Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1876-1881, facsimile reprint of ed. originally published: London: published by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1882 (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968), p. 120.
FERNÁNDEZ DE LA CUESTA, Ismael (facsimile ed. and intro.), Antiphonale Silense: British Library Mss. Add. 30.850 (Madrid: Sociedad Española de Musicología, 1985).
- ‘Notas paleograficas al antifonario silence del Museo Britanico (Mss Add. 30,850)’, in Homenaje a fray Justo Perez de Urbel (Studia Silensia, 3, Burgos: Universidad de Burgos y Abadía de Silos, 1976), Vol. 1, 233-56.
FÉROTIN, Marius, Histoire de l'Abbaye de Silos (Paris: Léroux,1897), pp. 276-7.
HAGGH, Barbara, 'The Historia for St. Dominic of Silos in British Library Add. ms. 30850', in Zapke, Susana (ed.), Hispania Vetus: Musical-Liturgical Manuscripts from Visigothic Origins to the Franco/Roman Transition (9th-12th Centuries), (Bilbao: Fundación BBVA, 2007), 175-87.
HUNTINGTON, Archer M. (ed.), Initials and miniatures of the IXth, Xth and XIth centuries, from the Mozarabic Manuscripts of Santo Domingo de Silos in the British Museum (New York: The De Vinne Press, 1904).
ROJO CARRILLO, Raquel (forthcoming)
VIVANCOS, Miguel C., 'Antiphonary', in Zapke, Susana (ed.), Hispania Vetus: Musical-Liturgical Manuscripts from Visigothic Origins to the Franco/Roman Transition (9th-12th Centuries), (Bilbao: Fundación BBVA, 2007), p. 278.

Submitted by Raquel Rojo Carrillo
Post date: 11 Apr 2017 | Last update: 22 Apr 2019

Chants of the source

Displaying 1 - 69 of 69 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
002r 1 Alma sollemnitas domini gloriosi... MASS Sq De Sanctis
002r 2 Trinum deum laudamus omnes alle... MASS Sq De Sanctis
002v 1 Lapides pretiosi omnes muri tui et L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 003578
002v 2 Est domus domini firmiter... L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 002998
002v 3 Haec est domus domini L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 002998
002v 4 Lapides pretiosi L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 003578
002v 5 Non est hic aliud L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 003913
002v 6 Benedictus L A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 6 001717
002v 7 Terribilis est MASS In In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2 g01401
002v 8 Domum tuam domine decet sancti tu MASS InV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2
002v 9 O quam metuendus est locus iste M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007286
002v 10 Magnificat V A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 8 003667
002v 11 Filiae Sion currite assunt enim... M I In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 001079
002v 12 Venite exsultemus M IP In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 909030
002v 13 Urbs beata Jerusalem* M H In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 008405.1
002v 14 Christe cunctorum* M H In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 008275
002v 15 Introibo in domum tuam domine et M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 4 003389
002v 16 Verba mea M AV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 4
002v 17 Domine qui operati sunt justitiam... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 002369
002v 18 Tollite portas principes vestras... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 3 005159
002v 19 Aedificavit dominus tabernaculum... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 001298
002v 20 Aedificavit Moyses altare domino... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 6 001299
002v 21 Ad ferte domino* M AV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae
002v 22 Vidit Jacob scalam summitas ejus... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 005415
002v 23 Judica me deus M AV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae
002v 24 Benedic domine domum istam R. Quam M W In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007964
002v 25 In dedicatione templi decantabat... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 006897
002v 26 In hymnis et confessionibus... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006897b
002v 27 Fundata est domus domini super... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2 006756
002v 28 Reges terrae afferent gloriam suam... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2 006756b
003r 1 (...) in loco isto exaudi preces... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006235
003r 2 Beati qui habitant in domo tua M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006235a
003r 3 Lapides pretiosi omnes muri tui et M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 007074
003r 4 Structurae muri ejus ex lapide... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 007074g
003r 5 Cum evigilasset Jacob a somno ait M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 002003
003r 6 Quam amabilia M AV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7
003r 7 Templum domini sanctum est dei... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 005128
003r 8 Fundamentu M AV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae
003r 9 Qui habitat in adjutorio altissimi... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 8 004474
003r 10 Erit mihi dominus in deum et M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 4 002672
003r 11 Bene fundata est domus domini... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 001680
003r 12 Erexit Jacob lapidem in titulum... M A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 002665
003r 13 Vidi civitatem sanctam Jerusalem... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007871
003r 14 Et ait qui sedebat in throno M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007871a
003r 15 O quam metuendus est locus iste M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 007286
003r 16 Vere dominus est in loco isto M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 007286b
003r 17 Orantis in loco isto dimitte... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007331
003v 1 (...) illo corda vestra M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007331b
003v 2 Domus domini fundata est super... A Dom. per annum 002426
003v 3 Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur M R Dom. per annum 006527
003v 4 Qui fecit luminaria magna solus... VPR Dom. per annum
004r 1 Domus mea domus orationis... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006527
004r 2 Domum tuam domine decet sanctitudo... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006527b
004r 3 Haec est domus domini et porta M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 006800
004r 4 Fundata est domus domini super... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 006800a
004r 5 Sanctificavit dominus tabernaculum... M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 004836.1
004r 6 Haec est domus domini firmiter... M V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 007595b
004r 7 Terribilis est locus iste non est M R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2 007763
004r 8 Cumque evigilasset Jacob de somno... V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 2 007763a
004r 9 Sanctificavit dominus tabernaculum... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 1 004748
004r 10 Gloriosum et terribile nomen tuum... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 002962
004v 1 Ecce tabernaculum dei cum... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 002546
004v 2 Benedicta gloria domini de loco... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 7 001706
004v 3 In dedicatione hujus templi... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 003219
004v 4 Haec est domus domini firmiter... R In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006801
004v 5 Bene fundata est supra firmam... V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006801a
004v 6 Hoc in templo summe deus* HV In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 008405f
004v 7 Domum tuam domine* V In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 006235b
004v 8 Zachaee festinans descende quia... A In Dedicatione Ecclesiae 8 005515