Graduale Augustanum

Commemoratio de BMV, Dominica I post Nativitatem, Felicis in Pincis, Dominica II post Epiphaniam


Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs Központ, T 175

General Information

Title Graduale Augustanum
Shelfmarks T 175
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Augsburg
Date of Origin 12th century
Script, Hands


Original Condition

Page Height at least 65 mm
Page Width at least 155 mm
Height of Written Area 120 – 130 mm
Width of Written Area 110 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 12 – 13
Line Height 10 mm
Ruling Ruled in lead

1 bifolium is missing between the two leaves.

Current Condition

Extent Upper part of a bifolium.
Dimensions 65×310 mm
More about the Current Condition

Upper part of a medium-thick parchment bifolium turned brown. There are worm-holes on the fragments. 3/4 lines of text and of music remained. Current height of written area: 40 mm.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Two-line red initial: O on the f. 2r. Majuscules touched with red. Faint rubrication.

  • Musical Notation

    German neumes with elements of Messine neumes. (Szendrei 1981, F19)

  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Text Language Latin
      • Title Gradulae Augustanum. Commemoratio de BMV, Dominica I post Nativitatem, Felicis in Pincis, Dominica II post Epiphaniam.
      • Content Description

        f. 1r–v Comm. BMV Off. [Offerentur regi virgines proxime eius] offerentur tibi in leticia …(Can g02308); V. Eructuavit (sic) cor meum verbum bonum eructu[avit …](Can g02308a) – Dca I post Nativitatem Intr. [Dum medium silentium …]; Ps. [Dominus regnavit] decorem indutus est … (Can g00578a.3); Gr. Speciosus forma pre filiis hominum [diffusa …] (Can g00579).

        1 double sheet is missing between the two leaves.

        f. 2r–v Felicis Intr. Os iusti meditabitur … (Can g01349); Ps. Noli emulari … facientes in[iquitatem](Can g01349a) – Dca II post Epiph. Intr. [Omnis terra adoret … nomini] tuo altissime (Can g00619); Ps. Iubilate Deo omnis … (Can g00619a); Gr. Misit Dominus verbum … et eripuit e[os …] (Can g00620).

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    This Graduale was made for the use of Augsburg in the 12th century. The leaf of the former codex was used for bookbinding in Augsburg sometime between 1496 and the 1530s.

    Host Volume

    Title Raimundus de Sabundus, Theologia naturalis sive liber creaturarum (GW M36911; ISTC ir00033000)
    Date of Origin/Publication 21. Jan. 1496
    Place of Origin/Publication Strassburg
    Shelfmark Inc. 622
    Persons Printer: Martin Flach

    Binding: Late 15th c. blind-tooled leather binding with rolls made in Augsburg. (Rozsondai 2013, nr. 827)

    The title label of the host volume containing the shelf mark of the fragment and of the host volume as well as the stamp of the library is preserved under the same shelf mark: Theologia naturalis 149[6]; T 175; Inc. 622; Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtára.

    Ownership marks:

    1. Conventus S. Caroli [Volders / Innsbruck]
    2. Ad Conv[entum] D. Josephi Oeniponti 1805 [Innsbruck]
    3. Ára 25 kor; F Rohracher; 21 VIII [1]903
    4. Stamp: Library of Ferenc Vigyázó / The Hungarian Academy of Sciences


    • Rozsondai, Marianne - Rozsondai, Béla:  Catalogue of the Incunables in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest, 2013, nr. 312.

    • Szendrei, Janka: A magyar középkor hangjegyes forrásai. [Musical Note Sources of medieval Hungary] Budapest, 1981. nr. F19.

    • The fragment has been described by the Fragmenta Manuscriptorum Musicalium Hungariae Mediaevalis Research Group as well in their database following their standard of description.