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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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 401 - 500 of 772 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
018v 3 Rorate caeli L A 1 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 004668
018v 4 Emitte agnum L A 2 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002642
018v 5 Ut cognoscamus L A 3 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 005290
018v 6 Da mercedem L A 4 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002087
018v 7 Lex per Moysen L A 5 Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 003613
018v 8 Super te Jerusalem L R Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728
018v 9 Et gloria ejus L V Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728a
018v 10 Vox clamantis in deserto* L W Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 008246
018v 11 Ecce ancilla domini L A M Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002491
018v 12 De Sion veniet P A Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002120
018v 13 Convertere T A Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 001920
018v 14 De Sion veniet qui S A Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 1 002121
018v 15 Dominus legifer N A Fer. 5 Hebd. 3 Adv. 002415
018v 16 Missus est Gabriel V A M Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 003794
018v 17 Egredietur dominus et proeliabitur M R 1.1 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 3 006640
018v 18 Et elevabitur M V 1.1 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 3 006640b
018v 19 Praecursor pro nobis ingreditur... M R 1.2 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 7 007421
018v 20 Ipse est rex justitiae cujus... M V 1.2 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 5 007421b
018v 21 Videbunt gentes justum tuum et... M R 1.3 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 007854
018v 22 Et eris corona gloriae in manu M V 1.3 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 007854a
018v 23 Constantes estote videbitis... L A 1 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 001899
018v 24 Ad te domine levavi animam meam L A 2 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 001255
018v 25 Veni domine et noli tardare relaxa L A 3 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 005320
019r 1 Deus a Libano veniet et splendor L A 4 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 002163
019r 2 Ego autem ad dominum aspiciam et L A 5 Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002565
019r 3 Super te Jerusalem L R Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728
019r 4 Et gloria ejus L V Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. r 007728a
019r 5 Vox clamantis in deserto* L W Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 008246
019r 6 Ecce completa sunt omnia quae... L A B Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 8 002498
019r 7 Constantes P A Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 001899
019r 8 Deus a Libano T A Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 2 002163
019r 9 Ad te domine levavi S A Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 001255
019r 10 Ego autem ad N A Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 4 002565
019r 11 Omnis vallis implebitur V2 A M Fer. 6 Hebd. 3 Adv. 5 004156
019r 12 Emitte agnum M R 1.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 006656
019r 13 Ostende nobis M V 1.1 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 006656b
019r 14 Rorate caeli M R 1.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 007553
019r 15 Emitte agnum M V 1.2 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 007553a
019r 16 Annuntiatum est per Gabrielem... M R 1.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 006103
019r 17 Ave Maria gratia plena dominus... M V 1.3 Dom. 3 Adventus 1 006103a
019r 18 Prophetae praedicaverunt nasci... L A 1 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 004392
019r 19 Spiritus domini super me... L A 2 Dom. 3 Adventus 2 004999
019r 20 Annuntiate populis et dicite ecce... L A 3 Dom. 3 Adventus 001428
019r 21 Ecce veniet dominus ut sedeat cum L A 4 Dom. 3 Adventus 4 002551
019v 1 Propter Sion non tacebo donec... L A 5 Dom. 3 Adventus 004400
019v 2 Super te Jerusalem L R Dom. 3 Adventus r 007728
019v 3 Et gloria ejus L V Dom. 3 Adventus r 007728a
019v 4 Vox clamantis in deserto* L W Dom. 3 Adventus 008246
019v 5 Joseph fili David noli timere... L A B Dom. 3 Adventus 7 003507
019v 6 Prophetae praedicaverunt P A Dom. 3 Adventus 2 004392
019v 7 Spiritus domini T A Dom. 3 Adventus 2 004999
019v 8 Annuntiate populis S A Dom. 3 Adventus 001428
019v 9 Ecce veniet dominus ut sedeat N A Dom. 3 Adventus 4 002551
019v 10 Egredietur virga de radice V2 A M Dom. 3 Adventus 1 002613
019v 11 O sapientia quae ex ore altissimi V A M Antiphonae Majores 004081
019v 12 O adonai et dux domus Israel V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 003988
019v 13 O radix Jesse qui stas in V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004075
019v 14 O clavis David et sceptrum domus V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004010
019v 15 O oriens splendor lucis aeternae... V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004050
019v 16 O rex gentium et desideratus eorum V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004078
020r 1 O Emmanuel rex et legifer noster V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004025
020r 2 O virgo virginum quomodo fiet... V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004091
020r 3 O Thoma Didyme per Christum quem V A M Antiphonae Majores 2 004083
020r 4 Non auferetur V R Dom. 4 Adventus 2 007224
020r 5 Pulchriores V V Dom. 4 Adventus 2 007224a
020r 6 Conditor alme* V H Dom. 4 Adventus 008284
020r 7 Rorate caeli desuper* V W Dom. 4 Adventus 008188
020r 8 Surgite vigilemus venite adoremus... M I Dom. 4 Adventus 2 001165
020r 9 Consurge consurge M A 1 Dom. 4 Adventus 2 001904
020r 10 Ex Sion species decoris ejus R M W 1 Dom. 4 Adventus 008060
020r 11 Canite tuba in Sion vocate gentes M R 1.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 1 006265
020r 12 Annuntiate et auditum facite... M V 1.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 1 006265c
020v 1 Non auferetur sceptrum de Juda et M R 1.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 2 007224
020v 2 Pulchriores sunt oculi ejus vino... M V 1.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 2 007224a
020v 3 Me oportet minui illum autem... M R 1.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 007137
020v 4 Ego baptizo vos aqua ille autem M V 1.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 007137b
020v 5 Ecce jam veniet plenitudo temporis... M R 1.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 5 006596
020v 6 Prope est ut veniat tempus ejus M V 1.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 5 006596a
020v 7 Elevare elevare M A 2 Dom. 4 Adventus 002633
020v 8 Egredietur virga de radice* M W 2 Dom. 4 Adventus 008044
020v 9 Virgo Israel revertere in... M R 2.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007903
020v 10 In caritate perpetua dilexi te... M V 2.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007903b
020v 11 Juravi dicit dominus ut ultra jam M R 2.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007045
020v 12 Juxta est salus mea ut veniat M V 2.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007045b
021r 1 Non discedimus a te vivificabis... M R 2.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007227
021r 2 Domine deus virtutum converte nos M V 2.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007227a
021r 3 Nascetur nobis parvulus et... M R 2.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 7 007195
021r 4 In ipso benedicentur omnes tribus... M V 1.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 7 007195b
021r 5 Dicite pusillanimes M A 3 Dom. 4 Adventus 002204
021r 6 Egredietur dominus de loco sancto... M W 3 Dom. 4 Adventus 008043
021r 7 Ante multum tempus prophetavit... M R 3.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 7 006104
021r 8 Per portam quam vidisti dominus... M V 3.1 Dom. 4 Adventus 7 006104a
021r 9 Germinaverunt campi eremi germen... M R 3.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 2 006772
021r 10 Ex Sion species decoris ejus deus M V 3.2 Dom. 4 Adventus 7 006772b
021r 11 Radix Jesse qui exsurget judicare... M R 3.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007508
021r 12 Super ipsum continebunt reges os... M V 3.3 Dom. 4 Adventus 8 007508b
021r 13 Gaudete in domino semper iterum... M R 3.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 006764
021v 1 Estote parati similes hominibus... M V 3.4 Dom. 4 Adventus 006764a
021v 2 Canite tuba in Sion quia prope L A 1 Dom. 4 Adventus 1 001757
021v 3 Ecce veniet desideratus cunctis... L A 2 Dom. 4 Adventus 1 002548

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