GB-Lbl (London) Add MS 30844

Description: 

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: the fact that the misticus includes sermons and lacks musical notation, despite the fact that the text of all of its chants were copied leaving enough space for the music (it seems to be unfinished), strongly suggests that this manuscript was copied at a late date, near the official suppression of the Old Hispanic rite (Council of Burgos, year 1080). The inclusion of material for litanies offices in unconventional placements within the manuscript, give the impression of a scribe hastily writing down liturgy that only existed in the Old Hispanic rite and that 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).

Archive: 
Shelf-mark: 
Add MS 30844
Century: 
Provenance: 
Preserved for long at Santo Domingo de Silos, but there is no evidence to confirm this origin in the manuscript (see "Description" above).
Rite: 
Script: 
Cursus: 
cathedral
Category: 
Manuscript / Print: 
Material: 
Page layout (mm): 
390x300
Notes: 
(bibliography of this entry is to be completed)
Date: 
Eleventh century, before 1080 (see "Description" above)
Indexed by: 

Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Bibliography: 

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)
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).
FÉROTIN, D. Marius, Le Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum et les manuscrits mozarabes (F. Cabrol, H. Leclercq, & M. Férotin (eds.), Monumenta Ecclesiae Liturgica, Vol. 6. Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1912), pp. 804-20.
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: 12 May 2021

Chants of the source

Displaying 1 - 100 of 633 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 *
033r 9 Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV *
033r 10 A dextris tuis deus adsistit... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV *
033r 11 Nati sunt tibi filii constitues... V SNOV Exspectationis BMV *
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 *
033v 5 Veritas de terra orta est et V ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
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 HYMN Exspectationis BMV * h00610
034r 1 (...)mentis obtineamus inierunt V VRS Exspectationis BMV *
034r 2 Esto filia fortissimi omnis gloria... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h03169
034r 3 Speciem et pulchritudinem tuam... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV * h03169a
034r 4 Audi filia et vide et inclina MH ANT Exspectationis BMV * h02486
034r 5 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 *
034v 4 Lauda et laetare filia Sion quia MH RSV Exspectationis BMV *
035r 1 Ut in habitet gloriam in terram MH ANT Exspectationis BMV *
035r 2 Firmetur manus tua domine et... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
035r 3 Justitia et judicium praeparatio... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
035r 4 Justitia de caelo prospexsit et... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV *
035r 5 Misericordia et veritas... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
035r 6 Veritas de terra orta est et MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
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 *
036r 2 Et tu Bethleem domus effracta non MH RSV Exspectationis BMV *
036r 3 Haec est quae ascendit a deserto MH ANT Exspectationis BMV *
036r 4 Deus in gradibus ejus dinoscetur... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
036v 1 Haec est quae progreditur a... MH ANT Exspectationis BMV *
036v 2 Laetetur mons Sion et exultent... MH ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
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 *
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 *
037v 4 Benedictus es MH BNMTV Exspectationis BMV *
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 *
038r 3 Laudate dominum de caelis alleluia MH LDMT Exspectationis BMV * h00255
038r 4 Alleluia MH LDMTV Exspectationis BMV *
038r 5 Alleluia MH LDMTV Exspectationis BMV *
038r 6 A solis ortu MH HYMN Exspectationis BMV * h00610
038r 7 Deus in medio ejus non... MH VRS Exspectationis BMV *
038v 1 In Sion firmata sum in civitate MH PSLD Exspectationis BMV *
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 domine deus puerum... MASS BNS Exspectationis BMV *
040r 2 Mater Sion dicet homo et homo MASS PSLM Exspectationis BMV * h00831
040r 3 Dominus narravit scripturas... MASS PSLMV Exspectationis BMV * h00831a
040r 4 Deus in medio ejus non... MASS CLM Exspectationis BMV * h00869
040v 1 Mater Sion MASS CLMV Exspectationis BMV *
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 *
049v 2 In civitate domini ibi sonant... MASS VRS Exspectationis BMV *
049v 3 Ibi angeli archangeli angeli... MASS VRS Exspectationis BMV *
049v 4 Agios agios agios kyrie o theos MASS VRS Exspectationis BMV *
050r 1 Virgo Israel V2 VPR Exspectationis BMV * h01045
050r 2 Audi filia et vide et inclina V2 SNO Exspectationis BMV *
050r 3 Ipse est dominus deus tuus et V2 SNOV Exspectationis BMV *
050r 4 Offerentur regi virgines post eam... V2 SNOV Exspectationis BMV *
050r 5 In me est spes omnis vitae V2 ANT Exspectationis BMV *
050r 6 Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum... V2 ANTV Exspectationis BMV *
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 HYMN Exspectationis BMV * h00610
050v 1 Festum Christe rex per orbem... V HYMN Thomae Apost. *
052r 1 Justum deduxit dominus per viam... V VRS Thomae Apost. *
057r 1 Paravi lucernam Christo meo... V VPR Nativitas Domini * h01028
057r 2 Juravit dominus David in veritatem... V VPRV Nativitas Domini * h01028a
057r 3 Et ego illum ponam primo genitum V VPRV Nativitas Domini * h01028c
057r 4 Et ero ei in patrem et V VPRV Nativitas Domini * h01028b
057r 5 In splendoribus sanctorum ex utero... V SNO Nativitas Domini *
057r 6 Juravit dominus et non paenitebit... V SNOV Nativitas Domini *
057r 7 Dominus a dextris suis confringet... V SNOV Nativitas Domini *
057r 8 Rorate caeli de super et nuves V ANT Nativitas Domini *

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