which the printed book has at the end of the service, at 131–132; also differences
in the rubricated directions and the end of the service; also unlike in the printed
manual, in the manuscript this section is not notated).
Modern foliation in pencil in the upper right-hand corner of the
Lacunae between fols. 6 and 7 and between 15 and 16.
Folia seem to have gone missing early on, as the rather haphazard
structure of the manuscript shows signs of early repairs. The first quire of pt.
II was made by pasting together two singletons, and it seems that the last quire
was constructed by pasting two bifolia (or pairs of singletons) at both ends of a
quaternion (from which one folio has been excised, apparently intentionally,
between fols. 14 and 15). Aside from the makeshift binding, unlikely to be the
work of any well-established or well provisioned workshop, the book is in fairly
good condition, with only some dirt on the folia.
I: text and notation in one column on six lines, ruled in ink; II: text and
notation in one column on eight lines (or text only on as many as thirty lines),
ruled in hard-point (for the folia with notes) and ink (for the folia with only
text, and all text lines on folia with notes), pricking for each line in the outer
margins of the leaves.
Pt. I: Gothic cursive of
; pt. II: Gothic textualis of
Pt I: decadent square notation on four black lines; II: square notation
on four red lines.
Pt. I: The initials of chants have been drawn in ink and touched in red. Pt. II:
Plain red lombards for the beginnings of chants; rubrics in red.
Apparently medieval binding of light brown leather over boards, with raised bands
and one clasp (defective). Strips of parchment have been used to reinforce the
binding of pt. I.
A rather makeshift manual prepared for use in the
, and had found its way to
later half of sixteenth century
. Somewhat earlier, but possibly already in
, a few leaves containing the
genealogy of Jesus set to music were added to it.
Inside the front cover, apparently as pen trials, in a hand of saec. XVI–XVII:
The manuscript may have already been in bad shape at this point, but it was found
in its present condition by
early twentieth century
archives of the
Turku Cathedral Chapter
. It may have arrived there
as the result of the chapter’s request that parishes send older
materials for examination. The materials were in some cases returned to their
parishes (this happened to the books from Tammela now in the library of Åbo
Akademi), but at least some remained at Turku and survived the great fire that
destroyed much of the city in 1827 (
Schalin 1946, 6 n. 2
, cites the circulars of the
chapter, no. 237, of 5 November 1828, and no. 264, of 20 June 1833, which indicate
that several manuscripts that had been sent to Turku as requested had not been
collected and had become disordered in the fire, and were now kept in the
J. Gummerus, ‘Eräs kirjalöytö Turun tuomiokapitulin arkistosta’,
Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran pöytäkirjat 10
(1910), 81–123, at 85–88.
Documenta Gregoriana. Latinalaisen kirkkolaulun lähteitä Suomessa