Noted Missal

Sanctorale: Chrysogonus, Katherine of Alexandria (Nov 24–25), and Common of Saints


Victoria, B.C., University of Victoria Libraries, KJA1527 A3R46 1561

Remarks by the Editor

Description produced as part of the course "In the Archives" taught by Prof. Adrienne Williams Boyarin, University of Victoria, 2021.

General Information

Title Noted Missal
Shelfmarks KJA1527 A3R46 1561
Page/Folio Reference Cover
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Southern Germany?
Date of Origin Second half of the thirteenth century

Current Condition

Extent 1 leaf
Dimensions 255 x 165 mm
More about the Current Condition

Noted missal leaf used to bind together two sixteenth-century books printed in Basel. Though the leaf wraps around the boards, paper pastedowns cover anything that may have been visible on the inside covers and cut off at least one of the upper rows of visible text. The parchment on the spine is sufficiently damaged (and partially covered by a now-faded label) to obscure the text.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Rubrics and red initials (2-lines high) throughout. A four-line littera notabilior in red, blue, and green marks the beginning of the Common of an Apostle.

  • Musical Notation

    Two chants are notated with adiastematic neumes: one for St Katherine and another for the Common of an Apostle (g03426 and g01259 respectively in the CANTUS). 

  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Text Language Latin
      • Title Noted Missal
      • Content Description

        Fragment comes from the sanctorale section of the original manuscript, with late November feast days (Ss Chrysogonus and Katherine of Alexandria) and Common of Saints (beginning with the Common of an Apostle). To chants are marked with adiastematic neumes: Alleluia ex tumba sancte Katharine and Ego autem sicut oliva .

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    Host Volume

    Title A. De varia temporum in iure civili observationes; B. Differentiarum in iure libro duo, ed. George Lauterberg, Johannes Oporinus
    Date of Origin/Publication A. 1561; B. 1551
    Place of Origin/Publication A. Basel, ed. Simon Schard, Johannes Oporinus; B. Basel, ed. George Lauterberg, Johannes Oporinus.
    Shelfmark KJA1527 A3R46 1561