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Gottschalk Antiphonal – Fragment

Parchment · Bifolium · 1180 – 1200 CE · Lambach, Austria (Stiftsbibliothek) · 320 x 240 mm (each leaf)


New Haven, CT, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 481.51.3 and MS 481.51.4, Leaves 32 and 37 in Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary (i.e. the second and seventh leaves of the third extant grouping)
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  • Davis, Lisa Fagin. The Gottschalk Antiphonary : Music and Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Lambach (Cambridge (UK): Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000)
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Gottschalk of Lambach (Scribe, Illuminator)
A bifolium of the Gottschalk Antiphonal, written and illustrated by Gottschalk of Lambach at and for the use of the Stiftsbibliothek Lambach (Upper Austria) in the late twelfth century. On f. 3v is recorded the only extant sequence in the manuscript, "Quem non praevalent," sung on Epiphany and related to the performance of the Lambach Magi Play (see Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary," pp. 113-137). This leaf was purchased from Hans P. Kraus in 1965. 481.51.3: A. Adorate dominum alleluia in aula.../...A. Magi videntes stellam...; 481.51.4: A. Adiuva me et salvus.../...Intua iust...
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