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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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 301 - 400 of 772 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
015r 19 Consurge consurge induere... M A Dom. 3 Adventus 2 001904
015v 1 Ex Sion species decoris ejus R M W Dom. 3 Adventus 008060
015v 2 Ecce apparebit dominus super nubem... M R 1.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 006578
015v 3 Apparebit in finem et non... M V 1.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 006578a
015v 4 Bethleem civitas dei summi ex te M R 1.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 7 006254
015v 5 Loquetur pacem gentibus et... M V 1.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 7 006254c
015v 6 Qui venturus est veniet et non M R 1.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 6 007485
015v 7 Deponet omnes iniquitates nostras... M V 1.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 6 007485b
015v 8 Suscipe verbum virgo Maria quod... M R 1.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 007744
015v 9 Paries quidem filium et... M V 1.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 007744b
015v 10 Elevare elevare consurge Jerusalem... M A 2.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 002633
016r 1 Egredietur dominus de loco* M W 2 Dom. 3 Adventus 008043
016r 2 Aegypte noli flere quia dominator... M R 2.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 006056
016r 3 Ecce veniet dominus exercituum... M V 2.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 006056b
016r 4 Prope est ut veniat tempus ejus M R 2.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 007438
016r 5 Revertere virgo Israel revertere... M V 2.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 007438b
016r 6 Descendet dominus sicut pluvia in... M R 2.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 4 006408
016r 7 Et adorabunt eum omnes reges omnes M V 2.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 4 006408b
016r 8 Veni domine et noli tardare relaxa M R 2.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 7 007824
016r 9 Excita domine potentiam tuam et... M V 2.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 7 007824b
016r 10 Dicite pusillanimes M A 3 Dom. 3 Adventus 002204
016r 11 Egredietur virga de radice Jesse* M W 3 Dom. 3 Adventus 008044
016r 12 Docebit nos dominus vias suas et M R 3.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 006481
016r 13 Venite ascendamus ad montem domini... M V 3.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 006481b
016r 14 Rorate caeli desuper et nubes... M R 3.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 007553
016r 15 Emitte agnum domine dominatorem... M V 3.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 007553a
016v 1 Egredietur dominus et proeliabitur... M R 3.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 3 006640
016v 2 Et elevabitur super omnes colles... M V 3.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 3 006640b
016v 3 Ecce radix Jesse ascendet in... M R 3.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 8 006606
016v 4 Dabit ei dominus deus sedem David M V 3.4 Dom. 3 Adventus 8 006606b
016v 5 Veniet dominus et non tardabit et L A 1 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 005337
016v 6 Jerusalem gaude gaudio magno quia... L A 2 Dom. 3 Adventus 003478
016v 7 Dabo in Sion salutem et in L A 3 Dom. 3 Adventus 8 002094
016v 8 Montes et omnes colles... L A 4 Dom. 3 Adventus 5 003806
016v 9 Juste et pie vivamus exspectantes... L A 5 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 003531
016v 10 Super te Jerusalem orietur dominus L R Dom. 3 Adventus r 007728
016v 11 Et gloria ejus in te videbitur L V Dom. 3 Adventus r 007728a
016v 12 Vox clara* L H Dom. 3 Adventus 008413
016v 13 Joannes autem cum audisset in... L A B Dom. 3 Adventus 1 003496
017r 1 Ite dicite Joanni caeci vident et P A Dom. 3 Adventus 003459
017r 2 Jerusalem gaude T A Dom. 3 Adventus 003478
017r 3 Dabo in Sion salutem S A Dom. 3 Adventus 8 002094
017r 4 Juste et pie vivamus N A Dom. 3 Adventus 2 003531
017r 5 Sede a dextris meis V2 A 1 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 004853
017r 6 Fidelia omnia V2 A 2 Dom. 3 Adventus 4 002865
017r 7 In mandatis ejus V2 A 3 Dom. 3 Adventus 003251
017r 8 Sit nomen domini V2 A 4 Dom. 3 Adventus 7 004971
017r 9 Tu exsurgens domine V2 R Dom. 3 Adventus r 007790
017r 10 Quia tempus V2 V Dom. 3 Adventus r 007790a
017r 11 Conditor alme* V2 H Dom. 3 Adventus 008284
017r 12 Rorate caeli desuper* V2 W Dom. 3 Adventus 008188
017r 13 Tu es qui venturus es an V2 A M Dom. 3 Adventus 8 005209
017r 14 Ecce veniet dominus princeps regum... L A 1 Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 002550
017r 15 Cum venerit filius hominis putas... L A 2 Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002476
017r 16 Dies domini sicut fur ita in L A 3 Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002215
017r 17 Haurietis aquas in gaudio de... L A 4 Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 5 003020
017r 18 Egredietur dominus de loco sancto... L A 5 Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002612
017r 19 Super te Jerusalem L R Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728
017r 20 Et gloria ejus L V Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728a
017r 21 Vox clamantis in* L W Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 008246
017r 22 Egredietur virga de radice Jesse... L A B Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002613
017v 1 Ecce veniet dominus P A Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 002550
017v 2 Cum venerit T A Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002476
017v 3 Dies domini S A Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002215
017v 4 Egredietur dominus N A Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002612
017v 5 Quomodo fiet istud angele dei quia V2 A M Fer. 2 Hebd. 3 Adv. 7 004563
017v 6 Rorate caeli desuper et nubes... L A 1 Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 004668
017v 7 Emitte agnum domine dominatorem... L A 2 Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002642
017v 8 Ut cognoscamus domine in terra... L A 3 Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 005290
017v 9 Da mercedem domine sustinentibus... L A 4 Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002087
017v 10 Lex per Moysen data est gratia L A 5 Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 003613
017v 11 Super te Jerusalem L R Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728
017v 12 Et gloria L V Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728a
017v 13 Vox clamantis in deserto* L W Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 008246
017v 14 Ecce ancilla domini fiat mihi... L A B Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002491
017v 15 Rorate caeli P A Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 004668
017v 16 Emitte agnum T A Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002642
017v 17 Ut cognoscamus S A Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 005290
017v 18 Da mercedem N A Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002087
017v 19 Dabit ei dominus sedem David... V2 A M Fer. 3 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002092
017v 20 De Sion veniet dominus omnipotens... L A 1 Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002120
018r 1 Convertere domine aliquantulum et... L A 2 Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 001920
018r 2 De Sion veniet qui regnaturus est L A 3 Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002121
018r 3 Ecce deus meus et honorabo eum L A 4 Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002503
018r 4 Dominus legifer noster dominus rex... L A 5 Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 002415
018r 5 Super te Jerusalem L R Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728
018r 6 Et gloria ejus L V Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728a
018r 7 Vox clamantis in deserto parate* L W Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 008246.1
018r 8 Ave Maria gratia plena dominus... L A B Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 001539
018r 9 De Sion veniet P A Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002120
018r 10 Convertere domine T A Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 001920
018r 11 De Sion veniet qui S A Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002121
018r 12 Dominus legifer N A Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 002415
018r 13 Antequam convenirent inventa est... V2 A M Fer. 4 Hebd. 3 Adv. 001440
018r 14 Clama in fortitudine qui annuntias... M R 1.1 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 6 006292
018r 15 Super montem excelsum ascende tu... M V 1.1 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 6 006292a
018r 16 Orietur stella ex Jacob et... M R 1.2 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 007338
018r 17 Et adorabunt eum omnes reges omnes M V 1.2 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 007338b
018v 1 Modo veniet dominator dominus et... M R 1.3 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 6 007172
018v 2 Orietur in diebus ejus justitia et M V 1.3 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 6 007172d

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