, where reference is made to ‘fratres uel pueri’, ‘pueri uel fratres’ or
simply ‘fratres pueri’, suggesting that an original text and later emendations to it
have been copied without differentiation (see already
Schalin 1946, 42
148 +2 fols. 21cm × 32cm (16-16,5cm × 23,5-25cm)
Modern foliation in pencil in the middle of the upper margins (up to fol.
93) or in the upper-right-hand corners of recto-sides (fol. 90, which is thus
numbered twice, and from fol. 94 onwards, except for fols. [98–99], which are
unfoliated; in addition, fol. 130 is also numbered twice).
Many of the leaves have been heavily restored with strips of paper. Aside
from the missing leaves (from the beginning, after fols. 5, 39 and 109, and from
the end) the book is mostly in fairly good condition, with some water-damage on
the edges of folia at the beginning and the end of the book. There is a misplaced
strip of a folio, unnumbered, between fols. 3 and 4. Fol. 5 is a later insertion
(on clearly different paper), continuing the text and notation from fol. 4 but not
followed on fol. 6. For leaves [a – f], see the catalogue description for
notation and text on 14 lines in one column
minuscule in several
Decadent square notation on four black lines.
Monochrome pen-drawn initials for the beginnings of chants. It seems that notation
and the initials have been executed first throughout. At this stage space has been
left to execute higher grade initials for the beginnings of feasts or of major
sections, but these have been subsequently left unexecuted. In the de tempore -part
rubrics are often executed in versals, but in the de sanctis -part most rubrics are
missing, and the ones that have been executed are not always distinguished from
Modern full leather binding, with the paper pastedowns of the original binding
pasted on new flyleaves. Patches of dark brown leather from the original binding
have been attached on the inside of the back cover.
Some time after the
middle of the sixteenth
work was begun, perhaps in
a copy of an older antiphonary. It seems that work on the copy has lasted some time,
and several scribes have taken part, some adding text after the original plan for
the book (as witnessed by the unexecuted highest grade initials, ignored by some
scribes) had been abandoned. Eventually the book was left unfinished, but not before
some Lutheran corrections had been made in its text (e.g. fol.