GB-Lbl (London) Add MS 30844


Most folios of this manuscript (ff. 1-172v), belonged to a liber misticus (type of Old Hispanic manuscript with chants, readings and prayers for the cathedral cursus, i.e. vespers, matutinum and mass, and, only on penitential days, also the hours of tertia, sexta and nona), with several lacunas. Its ff. 1773r-177v have canticles and have thus been classified as part of a liber canticorum (Pinell, 1965); only this last section has musical notation.

This manuscript has the only surviving misticus with sermons for all of its offices. It begins in the middle of Idelfonsus of Toledo's De uirginitate perpetua beatae Mariae, which was read in the vigil of the office for Saint Mary. F. 32v has the first vespers of this office followed by the rest of its services (matutinum, mass and second vespers). Until f. 110v it has no important lacuna (presenting the offices of Saint Thomas, Christmas, Saint Stephen, Saint Eugenia, Saint James, Saint John Apostle and Saint Columba of Sens). After this there is a lacuna: f. 111r starts at the end of first vespers of the Circumcision office which is incomplete also at its end (f. 124v, with the Pater Noster and Benedictiones of the mass and the second vespers missing). After this we find another lacuna: the office of Initio Anni and the beginning of the Epiphany office are missing. F. 125r has the Epiphany office, starting halfway through the first prayer of the sixth missa of its matutinum; it has the full mass until f. 137v. Here there is another lacuna: all offices from the Epiphany (6 January) to the Chair of Saint Peter (22 February). Ff. 138r-148v has the Chair of Saint Peter office. After this there is another lacuna: all offices between the Chair of Saint Peter and the Ascension of the Lord are missing (i.e. the end of Christmastide, all Lent and great part of Eastertide). Ff. 149r-167r have the Ascension office. In f. 167v an "OFF[FICIU]M D[E] LETANIAS ANTE PENTECOSTEN" was copied in an unusual place (all other Old Hispanic manuscripts preserving these Litanies have them after the office for the Sunday after the Ascension); this office consists of just one vespers and was written there very likely to take advantage of the available parchment. After this there is another lacuna: f. 168r starts in the middle of the mass of the office for the Sunday after the Ascension. After the end of this mass, in f. 170v, there are readings for the office of the Canonical Litanies, also copied here in an unusual placement - other manuscripts have these Litanies in November, so perhaps this litany was added later or trying to make the most of available space in the manuscript. The liber canticorum in ff. 173r-175v has cantciles 2-7, and 10-15, according to Brockett, 1968.

Date: this manuscripts lacks musical notation despite the fact that the text of all of its chants were copied leaving enough space for the music (it seems incomplete), and it also has the peculiarity of including sermons. These features strongly suggest that this manuscript was copied at a late date, near the official suppression of the Hispanic rite. The inclusion of material for litanies offices in unconventional places within the manuscript, give the impression of a scribe hastily writing down liturgy which only existed in the Old Hispanic rite and which was about to disappear. Previous authors have dated it as tenth century (Clark, 1920; García Villada, 1923; British Museum, 1968; Randel, 1973; Fernández de la Cuesta, 1980; Gómez Muntané, 2001); early-tenth century (Vivancos, 2007, but also quoting Millares Carlo's eleventh century date); late-tenth century (Gros, 1978); tenth to elevent century (British Library, 2017); eleventh century (Férotin, 1912; Millares Carlo, 1961 and 1999; Díaz y Díaz, 1983; Walker, 1998). Some authors believe that the liber canticorum section is earlier, i.e. late-ninth to early-tenth century (García Villada, 1923; Pinell, 1965; Díaz y Díaz, 1983), or tenth century (Brockett, 1968).

Origin: it was preserved at the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos for several centuries until it was sold in the nineteenth century to UK owners. Díaz y Díaz, 1983 believed that it was copied in this abbey but that its ff. 173r-177v were not from there but from the East of the Iberian Península, probably from La Rioja or from a scriptorium with influences from La Rioja. There are no definitive proofs for any of the proposed provenances.

Liturgical tradition: A.

Randel responsorial tone tradition: unknown (not enough notated responsorial tones).

Add MS 30844
Preserved for long at Santo Domingo de Silos, but there is no evidence to confirm this origin in the manuscript (see "Description" above).
Manuscript / Print: 
Page layout (mm): 
(bibliography of this entry is to be completed)
Eleventh century, before 1080 (see "Description" above)
Indexed by: 

Raquel Rojo Carrillo


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British Library (2017)
BROCKETT, Clyde W., Antiphons, Responsories, and Other Chants of the Mozarabic Rite (Musicological Studies, 15. Brooklyn, New York: Institute of Mediaeval Music, 1968).
CLARK, Charles Upson, Collectanea Hispanica (Paris: Libraire Ancienne Honoré Champion Édouard Champion, September 1920).
DÍAZ Y DÍAZ Manuel C., Códices visigóticos de la monarquía leonesa (León: Centro de Estudios e Investigación “San Isidoro”, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de León, y Archivo Histórico Diocesano, 1983)
FERNÁNDEZ DE LA CUESTA, Ismael, Manuscritos y fuentes musicales en España: Edad Media (Opera Omnia: Colección dirigida por Rodrigo de Zayas. Madrid: Editorial Alpuerto, 1980).
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GARCÍA VILLADA, Zacarías, Paleografía española (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1923), Vol. 1, p. 115.
GÓMEZ MUNTANÉ, Maricarmen, La música medieval en España (Kassel: Edición Reichenberger, 2001).
Gros (1978)
MILLARES CARLO, Agustín, Corpus de Códices Visigóticos, ed. M. C. Díaz y Díaz and others (Canarias: Fundación de Enseñanza Superior a Distancia de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1999).
—"Manuscritos visigóticos. Notas bibliográficas", Hispania Sacra, Vol. 14, N. 28 (1961), 337-444.
PINELL, Jordi, "Los textos de la antigua liturgia hispánica. Fuentes para su estudio", in Rivera Recio, Juan Francisco (ed.), Estudios sobre la liturgia mozárabe (Publicaciones del Instituto Provincial de Investigaciones y Estudios Toledanos, serie 3. Toledo: Diputación Provincial, 1965), Vol. 1, 109-64.
VIVANCOS, Miguel C., Catálogo del Archivo del Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos (Santo Domingo de Silos: Junta de Castilla y León. Abadía de Silos, 2006).

Submitted by Raquel Rojo Carrillo
Post date: 12 Apr 2017 | Last update: 08 Oct 2023

Chants of the source

Displaying 1 - 100 of 690 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
033r 1 Virgo Israel ornare tympanis tuis... V VPR Exspectationis BMV * h01045
033r 2 Beata es regina que prospicis... V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045a
033r 3 Egredere quasi aurora valde... V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045b
033r 4 Adstitit regina in vestito deaurato V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045c
033r 5 Induit te corona jucunditatis et... V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045d
033r 6 Benedicta es tu filia a domino V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045e
033r 7 Benedicta tu prae omnibus... V VPRV Exspectationis BMV * h01045f
033r 8 Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis V SNO Exspectationis BMV * h01634
033r 9 Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01634a
033r 10 A dextris tuis deus adsistit... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01634b
033r 11 Nati sunt tibi filii constitues... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01634c
033v 1 Ave Maria gratia plena dominus... V ANT Exspectationis BMV * h02554
033v 2 Audiam quid loquatur in me dominus V ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h02554a
033v 3 Verumtamen prope timentes eum... V ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h02554b
033v 4 Spiritus sanctus super veniet in... V ANT Exspectationis BMV * h04001
033v 5 Veritas de terra orta est et V ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h04001a
033v 6 Exsultavit spiritus meus in deo... V ALL Exspectationis BMV * h01299
033v 7 Lauda Jerusalem domino con lauda... V ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01299a
033v 8 Lauda anima mea dominum laudabo... V ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01299b
033v 9 A solis ortu cardine et usque V H Exspectationis BMV * 008248
033v 10 A solis ortu cardine et usque V HV Exspectationis BMV * 008248:01
033v 11 Beatus auctor saeculi servile... V HV Exspectationis BMV * 008248:02
033v 13 Clausae parentis viscera caelestis... V HV Exspectationis BMV * 008248:03
034r 1 Esto filia fortissimi omnis gloria... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03169
034r 2 Speciem et pulchritudinem tuam... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03169a
034r 3 Audi filia et vide et inclina MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h02486
034r 4 Quia ipse est dominus deus tuus MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h02486c
034v 1 Alleluia ortus conclusus soror mea... MH ALL Exspectationis BMV * h01104
034v 2 Lauda Jerusalem domino con lauda... MH ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01104b
034v 3 Filia Sion habitabo in medio tui MH RS Exspectationis BMV * h02230
034v 4 Lauda et laetare filia Sion quia MH RSV Exspectationis BMV * h02230a
035r 1 Ut in habitet gloriam in terram MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h04008
035r 2 Firmetur manus tua domine et... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h04008a
035r 3 Justitia et judicium praeparatio... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h04008b
035r 4 Justitia de caelo prospexit et... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03614
035r 5 Misericordia et veritas... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03614a
035r 6 Veritas de terra orta est et MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03614b
035v 1 Terra nostra dabit fructum suum... MH ALL Exspectationis BMV * h01391.1
035v 2 Qui emittit eloquium suum MH ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01391a
036r 1 Nos omnes ambulavimus in nomine... MH RS Exspectationis BMV * h02395
036r 2 Et tu Bethleem domus effracta non MH RSV Exspectationis BMV * h02395a
036r 3 Haec est quae ascendit a deserto MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03446
036r 4 Deus in gradibus ejus dinoscetur... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03446a
036v 1 Haec est quae progreditur a... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03447
036v 2 Laetetur mons Sion et exultent... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03447b
036v 3 Sicut cedrus exaltata sum in... MH ALL Exspectationis BMV * h01677
036v 4 Dilexi quoniam exaudivit dominus... MH ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01677a
037r 1 Jam adspirat dies et amovebuntur... MH RS Exspectationis BMV * h02275
037r 2 Speciem et pulchritudinem tuam... MH RSV Exspectationis BMV * h02275a
037v 1 Fecit mihi magna qui potens est MH ANT C Exspectationis BMV * h03296
037v 2 Magnificat anima mea dominum et... MH ANTV C Exspectationis BMV * h03296a
037v 3 Benedictio et honor et gloria et MH BNMT Exspectationis BMV * h03574
037v 4 Benedictus es * MH BNMTV Exspectationis BMV * h03574a
037v 5 Apparuit angelus Mariae dicens... MH SNO Exspectationis BMV * h01625
038r 1 Spiritus sanctus veniet in te et MH SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01625a
038r 2 Alleluia * MH SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01625b
038r 3 Laudate dominum de caelis alleluia MH LDMT Exspectationis BMV * h00255
038r 4 Alleluia * MH LDMTV Exspectationis BMV * h00255b
038r 5 Alleluia * MH LDMTV Exspectationis BMV * h00255b
038r 6 A solis ortu * MH H Exspectationis BMV * h00610
038r 7 Deus in medio ejus non... MH VRS Exspectationis BMV * h03402
038v 1 In Sion firmata sum in civitate MH PSLD Exspectationis BMV * h03257
038v 2 Alleluia Christi generatio sic... MASS PRLG Exspectationis BMV * h00670
038v 3 Aspiciebam et ecce in nubibus... MASS PRLGV Exspectationis BMV * h00670a
039r 1 Agios o theos agios Ischyros agios MASS GRC Exspectationis BMV * h00963
040r 1 Benedictus es domine deus patrum... MASS BNS Exspectationis BMV * h00602.1
040r 2 Et benedictum nomen gloriae tuae... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602n
040r 3 Benedicite omnia opera domini... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602c
040r 4 Benedicite sacerdotes servi domini... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602m
040r 5 Benedicite sancti et humiles corde... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602e
040r 6 Benedicite Ananias Azarias er... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602f
040r 7 Quia liberavit nos dominus ab... MASS BNSV Exspectationis BMV * h00602g
040r 8 Mater Sion dicet homo et homo MASS PSLM Exspectationis BMV * h00831
040r 9 Dominus narravit scripturas... MASS PSLMV Exspectationis BMV * h00831a
040r 10 Deus in medio ejus non... MASS CLM Exspectationis BMV * h00869
040v 1 Mater Sion * MASS PSLM Exspectationis BMV * h00831
046r 1 Alleluia A dextris tuis domine... MASS LDS Exspectationis BMV * h00870
046v 1 Prope est dies domini quia... MASS SCR Exspectationis BMV * g03525
046v 2 Sileat omnis caro afacie domine... MASS SCRV Exspectationis BMV * g03525b
046v 3 Lauda filia Sion jubila tu Israel MASS SCRV Exspectationis BMV * g03525a
046v 4 Non timebis malum ultra in illa MASS SCRV Exspectationis BMV * g03525c
048r 1 Pacem relinquo vobis pacem meam do MASS PAC Exspectationis BMV * h00112
048r 2 Novum mandatum do vobis ut... MASS PACV Exspectationis BMV * h00112a
048r 3 Si manseritis in me et verba MASS PACV Exspectationis BMV * h00112b
048v 1 Sanctus sanctus sanctus dominus... MASS SNCT Exspectationis BMV * g03547
049v 1 Sancta sanctis et conjunctio... MASS VAR Exspectationis BMV * h04377
049v 2 In civitate domini ibi sonant... MASS VARV Exspectationis BMV * h04377a
049v 3 Ibi cinnamomi et balsamum odor... MASS VARV Exspectationis BMV * h04377b
049v 4 Ibi angeli et archangeli hymnum... MASS VARV Exspectationis BMV * h04377c
049v 5 Agios agios agios kyrie o theos MASS GRC Exspectationis BMV * h00962
050r 1 Virgo Israel * V2 VPR Exspectationis BMV * h01045
050r 2 Audi filia et vide et inclina V2 SNO Exspectationis BMV * h01628
050r 3 Ipse est dominus deus tuus et V2 SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01628a
050r 4 Offerentur regi virgines post eam... V2 SNOV Exspectationis BMV * h01628b
050r 5 In me est spes omnis vitae V2 ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03507
050r 6 Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum... V2 ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03507b
050r 7 Beata sum que credidi quoniam... V2 ALL Exspectationis BMV * h01146
050r 8 Dilexi quoniam exaudivit dominus... V2 ALLV Exspectationis BMV * h01146a
050r 9 A solis ortu * V2 H Exspectationis BMV * h00610
050v 1 Festum Christe rex per orbem... V H Thomae Apost. * a06504