Pierre de La Rue, Kyrie from Missa Ave sanctissima


Gent, Rijksarchief te Gent, Varia D, nr. 3360bis

General Information

Title Pierre de La Rue, <i>Kyrie</i> from <i>Missa Ave sanctissima</i>
Shelfmarks Varia D, nr. 3360bis
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Low Countries
Date of Origin 1508-1534
Persons Copied in the workshop of Petrus Alamire.
Script, Hands

Gothica hybrida libraria. Long hairline of the descender of 's', flourishes on the descender of 'y'.

Original Condition

Page Height 530 – 534 mm
Page Width 378 – 384 mm
Height of Written Area 370 mm
Width of Written Area 283 – 293 mm
Number of Columns 1
Width of Columns 283 mm
Number of Lines 9
Ruling no ruling visible, pricking in the margins
More about the Condition

stave height: 52,5 mm.

Current Condition

Extent 1 leaf
Dimensions 528 x 379 mm
More about the Current Condition

Leaf is wrinkled. There is a large stain on lower left quarter of the page. The surface of the initial is worn off. There is now a hole in the leaf.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Ornamental initial, in a variety of colours: antropomorphic figure initial showing of a man with a horn on a pedestal, and several fantastical creatures with human faces; rubrics (red); colour stroking (red).

  • Musical Notation

    Mensural notation, 9 staves of four lines in black ink.

  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Persons Pierre de La Rue
      • Text Language Latin
      • Title <i>Kyrie</i> from <i>Missa Ave sanctissima</i>
      • fol. [1]r


    Persons and Institutions Copied in the workshop of Petrus Alamire.