GB-Lbl (London) Add MS 30846


Liber misticus (type of manuscript with chants, readings and prayers for the Old Hispanic cathedral cursus, i.e. for vespers, matutinum and mass, and, on penitential days only, also for the hours of tertia, sexta and nona) with material for Eastertide. Some of its folios are missing, including those that were at its beginning: it starts at the end of the mass for Easter Sunday. Previous authors (e.g. VIvancos, 2007) have proposed that this is a misticus made of two mistici, one using a column per page and another one using two columns per page. However, it is also possible that the two formats corresponded to two different scribes writing the same book, or two moments of production of the same book; moreover, there is a folio with texts written in both one-column and two-column layout (see e.g, f. 75v). This manuscript has musical notation (Old Hispanic vertical but already somewhat tilted towards the right, in a fashion similar to that of the Old Hispanic horizontal notation) in a few chants only (ff. 53r-54v) despite the fact that its chant texts were written leaving enough space to include the music. This misticus is one of the few that has sermons - it has a "sermo de cotididie" (sic, see ff. 132r-135v). After the misticus there is part of the passion of Saint Juliana, copied in what seems to have been the last folios of this misticus and thus originally left in blank (ff. 173r-v). It might have been added after the suppression of the Old Hispanic rite, because this passion is different from that in the Hispanic rite passionarium F-Pn NAL 2179 (f. 189r and following) and because it indicates a feast date in February, not in June as in the Hispanic rite. This passion, furthermore, shares several texts with the anonymous passion edited by Bolland from 11 manuscripts, none of them from the Hispanic rite (see: Acta Sanctorum, ed. Johannes Bolland, Vol. 5, 875–9).

Date: the fact that it seems to be an unfinished book suggests that it was copied near the time of the official suppression of the Old Hispanic rite (Council of Burgos, 1080), that is, around the second half of the eleventh century, before 1080. The addition to it of the passion of Saint Juliana with a text and observance date different from those in the Hispanic rite, also points to a liturgical observance that was no longer purely Hispanic. Despite this, only Vivancos (2007) and the British Library (2017) give as its copy-date the beginning of the eleventh century, while most authors date it as tenth century (Clark, 1920; García Villada, 1923; Millares Carlo, 1961 and 1999; Pinell, 1965; Brockett, 1968; Randel, 1973; Gómez Muntané, 2001; Asensio, 2003). Other dates are: tenth or eleventh century (Férotin, 1912; Rojo and Prado, 1929; Fernández de la Cuesta, 1980; González Barrionuevo, 1992); ff. 1r-172v, early-eleventh century, and ff. 173r-v, early-tenth century (Díaz y Díaz, 1983, these dates are debatable because the material in 173r-v was in all likelihood added after the production of the rest of the manuscript, as mentioned above). Walker (1998) dates it as eleventh century "probably significantly later than" GB-Lbl Add MSs 30844 and 30845 (which she dates as eleventh century)

Origin: this manuscript was at the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos until it was sold to UK owners in the nineteenth century, but it contains no proof of the place where it was copied. González Barrionuevo (1992) proposes that the little musical notation in this manuscript was added to it in the scriptorium of Silos.

Liturgical tradition: A.

Randel responsorial tone tradition: unknown because it lacks responsorial verses.

Add MS 30846
Source type: 
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)
See "Description" above.
Indexed by: 

Raquel Rojo Carrillo (description), Antonio Olea Baeza (index)


Asensio (2003)
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).
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. 842-70.
GARCÍA VILLADA, Zacarías, Paleografía española (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1923), Vol. 1.
GÓMEZ MUNTANÉ, Maricarmen, La música medieval en España (Kassel: Edición Reichenberger, 2001).
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).
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.
RANDEL, Don Michael, An Index to the Chant of the Mozarabic Rite (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1973).
ROJO, Casiano and Germán PRADO, El canto mozárabe: Estudio histórico-crítico de su antigüedad y estado actual (Publicaciones del Departamento de Música, 5. Barcelona: Biblioteca Central. Diputación Provincial de Barcelona, 1929), p. 21.
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), p. 304.
WALKER, Rose, Views of Transition: Liturgy and Illumination in Medieval Spain (London: The British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1998).

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

Chants of the source

Displaying 1 - 100 of 995 chants.
Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
001r 1 Gaudete populi et laetamini... MASS ACC Sabbato Sancto * h00067
001r 2 Et accedens revolvit lapidem et... MASS ACCV Sabbato Sancto * h00067a
001r 3 Nolite timere vos scio enim quod MASS ACCV Sabbato Sancto * h00067l
001r 4 Venite et videte locum ubi positus MASS ACCV Sabbato Sancto * h00067m
001r 5 Et exierunt mulieres cito de... MASS ACCV Sabbato Sancto * h00067c
001v 1 Laudaverunt te domine omnes angeli... V VPR Dom. Resurrectionis * h00320
001v 2 Fecit lunam in tempora sol agnovit V VPRV Dom. Resurrectionis * h00320a
001v 3 Hic est dies quem fecit dominus V SNO Dom. Resurrectionis * h00383
001v 4 Vidi agnum quasi occisum in medio V ANT Dom. Resurrectionis * h01527
001v 5 [...] V ANTV Dom. Resurrectionis *
001v 6 Vidi in medio throni tribunal... V ALL Dom. Resurrectionis * h00322
001v 7 Sit nomen * V ALLV Dom. Resurrectionis * h00322
002r 1 In mente habete diem istum in V PSLD Dom. Resurrectionis * h03256
002r 2 Ego dormivi et quievi et resurrexi MH ANT 1 Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h01603
002v 1 Si mortui sumus cum Christo... MH ANT 2 Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h01780
002v 2 [...] MH ANTV 2 Fer. 2 p. Pascha *
002v 3 Si consurrexistis cum Christo quae... MH ANT 3 Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h01528
002v 4 Exsultate deo in * MH ANTV 3 Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h01528b
003r 1 Pro justificationibus nostris... MH ALL Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00323
003r 2 Quia saturavit * MH ALLV Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00323b
003r 3 Alleluia absterget deus omnem... MH RS Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00324
003r 4 Et non egebunt lumine lucerne... MH RSV Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00324a
003r 5 Alleluia cantemus * MH ANT C Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h01817
003r 6 Benedictus es * MH BNMT Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00540
003r 7 Ego dormivi et * MH SNO Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00381
003v 1 Celebrabitur in die isto... MH PSLD Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00325
003v 2 Noli flere Maria alleluia MASS PRLG Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00741
004r 1 Surrexi et adhuc tecum sum MASS PSLM Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00485
005v 1 Alleluia surrexit sicut dominus MASS LDS Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00431
005v 2 Alleluia temporibus illis * MASS SCR Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00945
008r 1 Laudaverunt * V VPR Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00320
008r 2 Ubi est mors victoria tua ubi V SNO Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h02956
008r 3 Surrexit sicut dixit dominus et... V ANT Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h02202
008r 4 Cantate domino canticum * V ANTV Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h02202b
008r 5 Alleluia surrexit dominus in... V ALL Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00326
008r 6 Sit nomen domini benedictum * V ALLV Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h00326b
008r 7 Psallat * V H Fer. 2 p. Pascha * a02856
008r 8 Hic est dies * V VRS Fer. 2 p. Pascha * h04046
008v 1 Ego dormivi * MH ANT 3 Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01603
008v 2 Ubi est mors victoria tua ubi MH ANT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01781
009r 1 Propter miserias inopum et gemitus MH ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01781b
009r 2 Absorpta est mors prevalens et... MH ANT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01782
009r 3 In conveniendo populos in unum et MH ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01782b
009r 4 Alleluia quievi et resurrexi... MH ALL Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00327
009r 5 Qui operit caelum nubibus et parat MH ALLV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00327b
009v 1 Si consurrexistis Christo quae... MH RS Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00328
009v 2 Accedite ad dominum et... MH RSV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00328a
009v 3 Alleluia cantemus domino * MH ANT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01817
009v 4 Benedictus es * MH BNMT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00540
009v 5 Ego dormivi * MH SNO Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00381
009v 6 Laudate dominum de caelis alleluia MH LDMT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00255
009v 7 Psallat * MH H Fer. 3 p. Pascha * a02856
009v 8 Extimum * MH H Fer. 3 p. Pascha * a02858
009v 9 Noli flere Maria * MASS PRLG Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00741
010r 1 Surrexi et adhuc * MASS PSLM Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00485
011r 1 Alleluia surrexit * MASS LDS Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00431
011r 2 Alleluia temporibus illis * MASS SCR Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00945
013r 1 Quodquod receperunt deum dedit eis... X ANT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h04122
013r 2 Quia non ex sanguinibus neque ex X ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h04122a
013r 3 Hii sunt filii dei quo heredes X ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h04122b
013r 4 Vos estis genus electum regalae... X ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h04122c
013v 1 Lux orta est justis et rectis V VPR Engratiae * h01025
013v 2 Laetentur in domino et exsultant... V VPRV Engratiae * h01025b
013v 3 Alleluia exultabunt sancti in... V SNO Engratiae * h01589
013v 4 Laudent nomen domini in tympano et V SNOV Engratiae * h01589a
013v 5 Ambulabunt mecum in albis quoniam... V ANT Engratiae * h02342
013v 6 Quoniam deus amat * V ANTV Engratiae * h02342b
013v 7 Vidi eos qui vicerant habentes... V ANT Engratiae * h01967
013v 8 Beati immaculati * V ANTV Engratiae * h01967a
013v 9 Bis novem * V H Engratiae * a06514
013v 10 Pretiosa * V VRS Engratiae * h04398
014v 1 Super populum tuum deus * MH ANT 1 Engratiae * h04003
014v 2 Beati qui in domino moriuntur... MH ANT 2 Engratiae * h02582
014v 3 Beata gens cujus est * MH ANTV 2 Engratiae * h02582a
015r 1 Beati qui persecutionem patiuntur... MH ANT 3 Engratiae * h02585
015r 2 Beati qui habitant * MH ANTV 3 Engratiae * h02585c
015r 3 Beati qui lugent quoniam ipsi... MH ALL Engratiae * h01151
015r 4 Misit verbum suum * MH ALLV Engratiae * h01151b
015r 5 Beati misericordes quia ipsis... MH RS Engratiae * h02038
015r 6 Beati qui persecutionem patiuntur... MH RSV Engratiae * h02038b
015r 7 Gloriosus dominus in sanctis... MH ANT C Engratiae * h01764
015v 1 Cantemus * MH ANTV C Engratiae * h01764a
015v 2 Benedicti sunt omnes qui diligunt... MH BNMT Engratiae * h03573
015v 3 Bene* MH BNMTV Engratiae * h03573a
015v 4 Quis deus magnus sicut deus noster MH SNO Engratiae * h02939
015v 5 Laudate Dominum de caelis MH LDMT Engratiae * h00255
015v 6 Bis novem * MH H Engratiae * a06514
015v 7 Sanguinem justorum * MASS PRLG Engratiae * h00753
015v 8 Inique non egimus in testamento... MASS PSLM Engratiae * h00822
015v 9 Salvasti nos deus ex affligentibus... MASS PSLMV Engratiae * h00822a
017r 1 Alleluia Ambulabunt sancti... MASS LDS Engratiae * h00873
017r 2 Aspexi et vidi animas... MASS SCR Engratiae * h00406
024r 1 Laudaverunt te domine * V VPR Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00320
024r 2 Fecit lunam in tempore suo * V VPRV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00320a
024r 3 Alleluia Ecce facta sunt omnia... V SNO Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00384
024r 4 Regnabit dominus deus noster... V ANT Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01783
024r 5 Cantate ei canticum novum * V ANTV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h01783a
024r 6 Cantate et psallite alleluia... V ALL Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00330
024r 7 Sit nomen domini * V ALLV Fer. 3 p. Pascha * h00330a
024r 8 Psallat * V H Fer. 3 p. Pascha * a02856