The text is written in a gothic book-hand in black ink, 10 lines per page. Musical notation is on a red 4-line staff.
Book Decoration and Musical Notation
With illuminations in colors and gold. Initial letters of each strophe are decorated or historiated. The top, bottom and foredge margins are decorated with pen work in red and blue. On ff. 1r, 1v and 2r each margin has in its center a medallion with a picture of a sacred writer and a quotation concerning John.
- Text Language Latin
- Title Bible
Part of a sequence "Verbum dei deo natum" (Analecta hymnica 55. 128) for the feast of St. John the Evangelist (ff. 1r-2v, beginning "mundo premonstravit") -- Alleluia, followed by Jn 19.26-27 (2v) -- Sequence for the feast of the Holy Cross, beginning "Salve salutare lignum, Gloriosae crucis signum, Triumphale signiferum" (2v; = Analecta hymnica 34. 20). All this is set to plainsong.
Gradual (Pre-Vatican II)
Gotische Buchmalerei aus Westfalen: Choralbücher der Frauenklöster Paradiese und Welver bei Soest (1997).