Sanctorale: Chrysogonus, Katherine of Alexandria (Nov 24–25), and Common of Saints
Description produced as part of the course "In the Archives" taught by Prof. Adrienne Williams Boyarin, University of Victoria, 2021.
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.
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).
- Text Language Latin
- Title Noted Missal
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 .