GB-Lbl (London) Add MS 30851


This codex contains a psalter (ff. 1r-91v), a liber canticurum (ff. 92r-110v), a liber hymnorum (ff. 111r-163v), a liber horarum (with some of the night hours, ff. 164r-182r) and a liber misticus (type of Old Hispanic manuscript with material for the cathedral cursus, i.e. vespers, matutinum and mass, though this misticus lacks masses - note that monks observed the liturgy copied in both cathedral and monastic cursus liturgical books - in ff. 182r-202v) with material for different common offices of saints, votive offices and two quotidian Sunday offices. All sections of this manuscript have lacunae; e.g. the misticus ends before the end of the first vespers of the office for the second quotidian Sunday. Glosses from the eleventh and/or twelfth century were added in Latin and early Castilian. This manuscript has musical notation in most of its chants and is one of the few Old Hispanic manuscripts with fully-notated hymns (see ff. 125r. 129v, 134r, 135v, 141v, 147v, 174v and 176v, as previously noted by Gutiérrez, 2011). If compared with other manuscripts currently or previously preserved at Santo Domingo de Silos, its musical notation resembles that of early fragments (e.g. E-SI fragmento musical n. 26).

Date: tenth or eleventh century (Clark, 1920; García Villada, 1923); eleventh century (Férotin, 1912; Sunyol, 1925; Rojo and Prado, 1929; Brou, 1955; Millares Carlo, 1961 and 1999); Pinell, 1965; Brockett, 1968; Randel, 1969 and 1973; Pérez de Urbel, 1978; Fernández de la Cuesta, 1980 and 1984; Gómez Muntané, 2001; Asensio, 2003); mid-eleventh century (Boynton, 2002; Vivancos, 2007).

Origin: it was preserved at Santo Domingo de Silos until it was sold to UK owners. There is no evidence pointing to where it was copied.

Liturgical tradition: A

Randel responsorial tone tradition: [La] Rioja, though it has some coincidences with the León tradition (see Randel The responsorial psalm tones, pp. 53-76).

Add MS 30851
Preserved for long at Santo Domingo de Silos, but there is no evidence to confirm this origin in the manuscript (see "Description" above).
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Page layout (mm): 
(bibliography of this entry is to be completed)
See "Description" above.
Indexed by: 

Raquel Rojo Carrillo


ASENSIO (2003)
BOYNTON (2002)
BROCKETT, Clyde W., Antiphons, Responsories, and Other Chants of the Mozarabic Rite (Musicological Studies, 15. Brooklyn, New York: Institute of Mediaeval Music, 1968).
BROU (1955)
CLARK, Charles Upson, Collectanea Hispanica (Paris: Libraire Ancienne Honoré Champion Édouard Champion, September 1920).
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 870-9.
-Manuscritos y fuentes musicales en España: Edad Media (Opera Omnia: Colección dirigida por Rodrigo de Zayas. Madrid: Editorial Alpuerto, 1980).
GILSON (1905)
Gómez Muntané (2001)
Gutiérrez (2011)
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).
The Responsorial Tones for the Mozarabic Office (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1969).
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.
SUNYOL (1925)
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: 13 Apr 2017 | Last update: 02 Oct 2017

Chants of the source

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Folio Incipit Feast Mode Cantus ID
111r 1 Gaudete flores martyrum salvete |