Gabriel the Archangel and Joseph (March 18–19)


Victoria, B.C., University of Victoria Libraries, Fragm.Lat.22

Remarks by the Editor

Description completed by student in Adrienne Williams Boyarin's "In the Archives" course, University of Victoria, Spring 2021.

General Information

Title Breviary
Shelfmarks Fragm.Lat.22
Material Parchment
Date of Origin ca. 1500
General Remarks

Single leaf from an early sixteenth-century noted Breviary, with material for the feasts of St Gabriel the Archangel and St Joseph (March 18–19). 

Current Condition

Extent 1 leaf
Dimensions 285 x 432 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Red initials and rubrics, red staves

  • Musical Notation

    Square notation on five-line staves

  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Text Language Latin
      • Title Breviary
      • Content Description

        Chants for Gabriel the Archangel (March 18) are: Vidit et sidus radians ab ortu and Archangelus Gabriel ait ad Mariam. Chant for Joseph is: Illustris patriarcha Ioseph

      • recto
      • Remarks

        Chant for Joseph (Illustris patriarcha Ioseph) is noted in Analecta hymnica medii aevi, vol. 26, pp. 180–81, as a responsary also found in a c17 antiphonal.



    Donated by Molly Ungar to University of Victoria in 2017