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 801 - 900 of 4236 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
033r 7 Et ceciderunt in conspectu throni... M V 3.2 Nat. Innocentium 7 007715b
033r 8 Hi empti sunt ex omnibus primitiae M R 3.3 Nat. Innocentium 006812
033r 9 Hi sunt qui cum mulieribus non M V 3.3 Nat. Innocentium 006812a
033r 10 Centum quadraginta quattuor milia... M R 3.4 Nat. Innocentium 006273
033v 1 Hi sunt qui cum mulieribus non M V 3.4 Nat. Innocentium 006273d
033v 2 Herodes iratus occidit multos... L A 1 Nat. Innocentium 003032
033v 3 Angeli eorum semper vident faciem... L A 2 Nat. Innocentium 001400
033v 4 A bimatu et infra occidit multos L A 3 Nat. Innocentium 001187
033v 5 Sub throno dei omnes sancti... L A 4 Nat. Innocentium 8 005039
033v 6 Cantabant sancti canticum novum... L A 5 Nat. Innocentium 7 001759
033v 7 Sancti tui domine benedicent te L R Nat. Innocentium r 007591
033v 8 Gloriam regni tui dicent et... L V Nat. Innocentium r 007591a
033v 9 Hostis Herodes* L H Nat. Innocentium 830364
033v 10 Gloriosus deus in sanctis suis* L W Nat. Innocentium 008083
033v 11 Hi sunt qui cum mulieribus non L A B Nat. Innocentium 1 003044
033v 12 Herodes iratus P A Nat. Innocentium 003032
033v 13 Angeli eorum T A Nat. Innocentium 001400
033v 14 Justorum animae* T W Nat. Innocentium 008114
033v 15 A bimatu et infra S A Nat. Innocentium 001187
033v 16 Exsultent justi* S W Nat. Innocentium 008070
033v 17 Cantabant sancti N A Nat. Innocentium 7 001759
033v 18 Laetamini in domino* N W Nat. Innocentium 008120
033v 19 Herodes iratus V2 A 1 Nat. Innocentium 003032
033v 20 Angeli eorum V2 A 2 Nat. Innocentium 001400
033v 21 A bimatu et infra V2 A 3 Nat. Innocentium 001187
033v 22 Cantabant sancti V2 R Nat. Innocentium 006266
033v 23 Sub throno dei V2 V Nat. Innocentium 006266a
033v 24 Hostis Herodes* V2 H Nat. Innocentium 830364
033v 25 Isti sunt sancti V2 A M Nat. Innocentium 202692
034r 1 Dum medium silentium tenerent... V A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 002461
034r 2 Omnipotens sermo tuus domine a... L A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 004144
034r 3 Puer Jesus proficiebat aetate et... V2 A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 004410
034r 4 Tecum principium V A 1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 005127
034r 5 Redemptionem misit V A 2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 004587
034r 6 Exortum est V A 3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 7 002794
034r 7 De fructu ventris tui V A 4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 002106
034r 8 In principio erat V R Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 1 006926
034r 9 Omnia per V V Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 1 006926a
034r 10 Veni redemptor* V HV Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008408a
034r 11 Benedictus qui venit in nomine... V W Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 007978
034r 12 Qui de terra est de terra V A M Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 004464
034r 13 Christus est natus M I Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 001055
034r 14 Christe redemptor omnium* M H Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008276
034r 15 Dominus dixit M A 1.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 002406
034r 16 In sole posuit tabernaculum suum... M A 1.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 003287
034v 1 Elevamini portae aeternales et... M A 1.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 5 002631
034v 2 Speciosus forma prae filiis... M A 1.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 1 004989
034v 3 Verbum caro factum est M A 1.5 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 6 005361
034v 4 Suscepimus deus M A 1.6 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 005084
034v 5 Tamquam sponsus R. Dominus* M W 1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008216
034v 6 Quem vidistis pastores M R 1.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 4 007470
034v 7 Dicite quidnam M V 1.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 4 007470b
034v 8 Benedictus qui venit in nomine... M R 1.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006251
034v 9 A domino factum est istud et M V 1.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006251b
034v 10 Congratulamini mihi omnes qui... M R 1.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006322
034v 11 Casta parentis viscera caelestis... M V 1.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006322a
034v 12 O magnum mysterium et admirabile... M R 1.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 007274
034v 13 Domine audivi auditum tuum et... M V 1.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 007274a
034v 14 Homo natus est (...) ipse fundavit... M A 2.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 003130
034v 15 (...) omnia ligna silvarum ante... M A 2.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 002811
035r 1 In principio et ante saecula deus M A 2.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 003273
035r 2 Ante luciferum genitus et ante... M A 2.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 001435
035r 3 Nato domino angelorum M A 2.5 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 003854
035r 4 Nesciens mater virgo M A 2.6 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 6 003877
035r 5 Ipse invocavit me pater meus es M W 2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008106
035r 6 Sancta et immaculata M R 2.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 007569
035r 7 Benedicta tu in M V 2.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 007569a
035r 8 Nesciens mater virgo virum peperit... M R 2.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 7 007212
035r 9 Ave Maria gratia plena dominus... M V 2.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 7 007212a
035r 10 Continet in gremio caelum... M R 2.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 006333
035r 11 Virgo dei genetrix quem totus non M V 2.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 006333a
035r 12 Hic qui advenit nemo scit nomen M R 2.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 006838
035r 13 Oculi ejus sicut flamma ignis et M V 2.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 006838b
035r 14 Parvulus filius M A 3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 8 004221
035r 15 Notum fecit dominus salutare suum* M W 3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008153
035v 1 Beata et venerabilis virgo quae... M R 3.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 006167
035v 2 Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis... M V 3.1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 006167c
035v 3 O regem caeli cui talia famulantur M R 3.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 007297
035v 4 Angelicae auctor naturae in... M V 3.2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 007297b
035v 5 In principio erat M R 3.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 1 006926
035v 6 Omnia per M V 3.3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 1 006926a
035v 7 Descendit de caelis deus verus a M R 3.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006410
035v 8 Tamquam sponsus dominus procedens... M V 3.4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 006410a
035v 9 O admirabile commercium creator... L A 1 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 6 003985
035v 10 Quando natus est ineffabiliter ex... L A 2 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 004441
035v 11 Rubum quem viderat Moyses... L A 3 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 4 004669
036r 1 Germinavit radix Jesse orta est... L A 4 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 002941
036r 2 Ecce Maria genuit nobis salvatorem... L A 5 Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 002523
036r 3 Benedictus qui L R Dom. p. Nat. Dom. r 006250
036r 4 Deus dominus L V Dom. p. Nat. Dom. r 006250a
036r 5 A solis ortus* L H Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008248
036r 6 Verbum caro factum est* L W Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008238
036r 7 Mirabile mysterium declaratur... L A B Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 003763
036r 8 O admirabile P A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 6 003985
036r 9 Quando natus T A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 3 004441
036r 10 Puer natus est* T W Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008175
036r 11 Rubum quem S A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 4 004669
036r 12 Ipse invocabit me R. Pater meus S W Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008106.3
036r 13 Ecce Maria genuit N A Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 2 002523
036r 14 Notum fecit dominus* N W Dom. p. Nat. Dom. 008153

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