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
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Provenance: 
Ascribed to Santo Domingo de Silos (see 'Description' above)
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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 101 - 200 of 4521 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
006v 1 (...) montes laudem quia dominus... M R 1.2 Dom. 1 Adventus 007068
006v 2 Orietur in diebus ejus justitia et M V 1.2 Dom. 1 Adventus 007068b
006v 3 Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet... M R 1.3 Dom. 1 Adventus 006620
006v 4 Super solium David et super regnum M V 1.3 Dom. 1 Adventus 006620b
006v 5 Dicite pusillanimes confortamini... M A 3 Dom. 1 Adventus 002204
006v 6 Egredietur dominus de loco sancto... M W 3 Dom. 1 Adventus 008043
006v 7 Obsecro domine mitte quem missurus... M R 3.1 Dom. 1 Adventus 007305
006v 8 Qui regis Israel intende qui... M V 3.1 Dom. 1 Adventus 007305b
006v 9 Confortamini manus fatigatae et... M R 3.2 Dom. 1 Adventus 006321
006v 10 Civitas Jerusalem noli flere quia... M V 3.2 Dom. 1 Adventus 006321a
006v 11 Festina ne tardaveris domine et... M R 3.3 Dom. 1 Adventus 006728
006v 12 Veni domine et noli tardare relaxa M V 3.3 Dom. 1 Adventus 006728a
006v 13 Egredietur virga de radice Jesse... M R 3.4 Dom. 1 Adventus 006641
006v 14 Et requiescet super eum spiritus... M V 3.4 Dom. 1 Adventus 006641a
008r 1 In illa die stillabunt montes... L A 1 Dom. 1 Adventus 003244
008r 2 Jucundare filia Sion exsulta satis... L A 2 Dom. 1 Adventus 8 003509
008r 3 Ecce dominus veniet et omnes... L A 3 Dom. 1 Adventus 5 002509
008r 4 Omnes sitientes venite ad aquas... L A 4 Dom. 1 Adventus 004133
008r 5 Ecce veniet propheta magnus et... L A 5 Dom. 1 Adventus 002552
008r 6 Veni ad liberandum nos domine deus L R Dom. 1 Adventus r 007823
008r 7 Et ostende faciem tuam et salvi L V Dom. 1 Adventus r 007823a
008r 8 Vox clara ecce* L H Dom. 1 Adventus 008413
008r 9 Emitte agnum domine dominatorem... L W Dom. 1 Adventus 008051
008r 10 Spiritus sanctus in te descendet... L A B Dom. 1 Adventus 8 005006
008r 11 In illa die P A Dom. 1 Adventus 003244
008r 12 Jucundare T A Dom. 1 Adventus 8 003509
008r 13 Timebunt gentes nomen tuum domine... T W Dom. 1 Adventus 008221
008r 14 Ecce dominus veniet S A Dom. 1 Adventus 5 002509
008r 15 Domine deus virtutum converte nos... S W Dom. 1 Adventus 008023
008v 1 Sede a dextris meis dixit dominus V2 A 1 Dom. 1 Adventus 1 004853
008v 2 Fidelia omnia mandata ejus... V2 A 2 Dom. 1 Adventus 4 002865
008v 3 In mandatis ejus volet nimis V2 A 3 Dom. 1 Adventus 003251
008v 4 Sit nomen domini benedictum in... V2 A 4 Dom. 1 Adventus 7 004971
008v 5 Tu exsurgens domine misereberis... V2 R Dom. 1 Adventus r 007790
008v 6 Quia tempus miserendi ejus quia... V2 V Dom. 1 Adventus r 007790a
008v 7 Conditor alme siderum* V2 H Dom. 1 Adventus 008284
008v 8 Rorate caeli desuper et nubes... V2 W Dom. 1 Adventus 008188
008v 9 Missus est Gabriel angelus ad... V2 A M Dom. 1 Adventus 8 003794
008v 10 Ne timeas Maria invenisti gratiam... L A B Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 003863
008v 11 Paratus esto Israel in occursum... P A Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 2 004217
008v 12 Veni et libera nos deus noster T A Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 8 005324
008v 13 Tuam domine excita potentiam et... S A Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 005229
008v 14 In tuo adventu erue nos domine N A Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 1 003302
009r 1 Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae et... V2 A M Fer. 2 Hebd. 1 Adv. 1 001414
009r 2 Super te Jerusalem orietur dominus... L A B Fer. 3 Hebd. 1 Adv. 005065
009r 3 Ecce rex venit dominus terrae... V2 A M Fer. 3 Hebd. 1 Adv. 4 002543
009r 4 Vox clamantis in deserto parate... L A B Fer. 4 Hebd. 1 Adv. 5 005506
009r 5 Omnis vallis implebitur et omnis... V2 A M Fer. 4 Hebd. 1 Adv. 5 004156
009r 6 Ecce mitto angelum meum qui... L A B Fer. 5 Hebd. 1 Adv. G 002525
009r 7 Exspectabo dominum salvatorem meum... V2 A M Fer. 5 Hebd. 1 Adv. 002805
009r 8 Sion renovaberis et videbis justum... L A B Fer. 6 Hebd. 1 Adv. 004970
009r 9 Veni domine visitare nos in pace V2 A M Fer. 6 Hebd. 1 Adv. 7 005321
009v 1 Erumpant montes jucunditatem et... L A B Sabbato Hebd. 1 Adv. 7 002675
009v 2 Montes Israel V R Dom. 2 Adventus 1 007177
009v 3 Conditor alme* V H Dom. 2 Adventus 008284
009v 4 Rorate caeli* V W Dom. 2 Adventus 008188
009v 5 Ante me non est formatus deus V A M Dom. 2 Adventus 1 001436
009v 6 Ecce venit plenitudo temporis in... M I Dom. 2 Adventus 4 001073
009v 7 Verbum supernum prodiens* M H Dom. 2 Adventus 008409
009v 8 Ecce veniet deus et homo de M A 1 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 002549
009v 9 Ex Sion species* M W 1 Dom. 2 Adventus 008060
009v 10 Jerusalem cito veniet salus tua... M R 1.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 007031
009v 11 Israel si me audieris non erit M V 1.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 007031a
010r 1 Ecce dominus veniet et omnes... M R 1.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 5 006586
010r 2 Ecce cum virtute veniet et regnum M V 1.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 5 006586b
010r 3 Civitas Jerusalem noli flere... M R 1.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 006290
010r 4 Ecce in fortitudine veniet et... M V 1.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 006290b
010r 5 Montes Israel ramos vestros... M R 1.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 007177
010r 6 Rorate caeli desuper et nubes... M V 1.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 007177a
010r 7 Ex Aegypto vocavi filium meum... M A 2 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 002743
010r 8 Egredietur virga de radice Jesse R M W 2 Dom. 2 Adventus 008044
010r 9 Ecce veniet dominus protector... M R 2.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 5 006613
010r 10 Et dominabitur a mari usque ad M V 2.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 5 006613b
010r 11 Sicut mater consolatur filios suos... M R 2.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 8 007660
010v 1 Dabo in Sion salutem et in M V 2.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 5 007660b
010v 2 Jerusalem plantabis vineam in... M R 2.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 8 007033
010v 3 Exsulta satis filia Sion jubila... M V 2.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 8 007033b
010v 4 Egredietur dominus de Samaria ad... M R 1.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 3 006639
010v 5 Et praeparabitur in misericordia... M V 2.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 3 006639b
010v 6 Dicite pusillanimes M A 3 Dom. 2 Adventus 002204
010v 7 Egredietur virga de radice* M W 3 Dom. 2 Adventus 008044
010v 8 Alieni non transibunt per... M R 3.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 8 006066
010v 9 Tunc exsultabunt omnia ligna... M V 3.1 Dom. 2 Adventus 8 006066d
010v 10 Egredietur dominus et proeliabitur... M R 3.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 3 006640
010v 11 Et elevabitur super omnes colles... M V 3.2 Dom. 2 Adventus 3 006640b
011r 1 Emitte agnum domine dominatorem... M R 3.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 2 006656
011r 2 Ostende nobis domine misericordiam... M V 3.3 Dom. 2 Adventus 2 006656b
011r 3 Rex noster adveniet Christus quem... M R 3.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 007547
011r 4 Ecce agnus dei ecce qui tollit M V 3.4 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 007547a
011r 5 Ecce in nubibus caeli dominus... L A 1 Dom. 2 Adventus 2 002515
011r 6 Urbs fortitudinis nostrae Sion... L A 2 Dom. 2 Adventus 7 005281
011r 7 Ecce apparebit dominus et non... L A 3 Dom. 2 Adventus 7 002492
011r 8 Montes et colles cantabunt coram... L A 4 Dom. 2 Adventus 1 003805
011r 9 Ecce dominus noster cum virtute... L A 5 Dom. 2 Adventus 4 002508
011r 10 Ostende nobis domine misericordiam... L R Dom. 2 Adventus r 007343
011r 11 Et salutare tuum da nobis L V Dom. 2 Adventus r 007343a
011v 1 Vox clara ecce* L H Dom. 2 Adventus 008413
011v 2 Emitte agnum domine dominatorem* L W Dom. 2 Adventus 008051
011v 3 Super solium David et super regnum L A B Dom. 2 Adventus 8 005064
011v 4 Ecce in nubibus caeli P A Dom. 2 Adventus 2 002515

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