Turku, Archives of the Museum Centre of Turku, Piae Cantiones
1582 cover fillings. Antiphonarium fragments
The present order of the contents is hypothetical and to be treated with caution,
especially given the apparent lack of temporal or sanctoral order even on clearly
continuous leaves (cf. the cursory description in
Schalin 1946, 61
which obscures the reality of the contents of the manuscript).
Fol. 1, antiphons for Sundays throughout the liturgical year, and for Compline.
,antiphons for Sundays throughout the
liturgical year, introit for Palm Sunday; psalms for Passion Sunday(?), Maundy
Thursday(?), Thursdays through the year(?) and Fridays through the year(?);
antiphons for the common of one confessor, Trinity, the common of several martyrs; a
hymn for St Mary, and antiphons for the common of the apostles(?) and the dedication
of a church.
(‘14’) (the numbering is clearly only provisional in any case).
1 + (III–2)
+ 3 + III
Loose folia and bifolia, with some fraying to their edges, holes, and
water damage. Some folia have been rendered nearly illegible through the glue
applied when the leaves have been used as cover fillings, e.g. fols.
Text and notation in one column on six lines,
ruled in ink.
Humanistic minuscule by one scribe of
Decadent square notation on four black lines.
Monchromatic pen-drawn Gothic versals, some decorated with triangular extrusions,
others with flourishing.
Unbound single leaves and bifolia, which (as shown by the holes in the extant folds
of bifolia) have previously been bound.
Fragments from a
second half of the sixteenth-century(?)
that have been reused in the
as cover fillings for printed copy
(1582). The recycling took place at the
, when the book was rebound, according to the note on the back
pastedown. However, the pastedown (and the paper strips used in the binding that
derive from the same source) predates this rebinding, since it also carries the date
30 October 1605. This waste parchment would therefore seem to have been taken over
from a previous binding.
Used as cover fillings in the binding of a printed copy of
, ed. Theodericus Petri (Greifswald: Augustinus Ferberus,
Front pastedown: ‘Matthiae Sidaerus Aboensis’, possibly
(1650–1721), professor of law and rector of
). Also ‘Matts Möttör[us?]’, who is not identified. The pastedown itself is a reused
page from a notebook, with Latin text.
The back pastedown:
‘30 8bris 1605’, and ‘Anno 1687 d. 11 Novemb[ris] blef denna booken å nyo oplagat’;
and ‘Andreas Mattz[on?] ** 1693’. The pastedown itself is a reused page from a
notebook, with text in
(strips from the same notebook have been used to
reinforce the binding).
O. D. Schalin,
Kulthistoriska studier till belysande av reformationens genomförande i Finland