D-KNd : Ms 1001b

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Ms 1001b
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1299
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Köln, Minoritenkonvent
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Köln 1001b, a ms from 1299 showing the definite state of our graduale romanum

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Notes on 1001b part 2
Literature:
Hülsberg, Jennifer, Untersuchungen zum Valkenburg-Graduale, Köln 2007
Although this edition (274 p.) focuses on the scribe and his illuminations, it provides useful additional information.

On the numbering of the pages.
The index is made according to the numbering given by the website, following the continuous roman numbering by pencil which is visible on recto top right.
But the scribe used another paging method, visible in roman numbers in red on the bottom of each folio.
There are 2 major breaks in this paging.
The first paging break (101r = CI and 107r = CIII) contains chants for Palm Sunday, the second (115r = CXII and 145r = CXIII) chants for the Triduum.
This could lead to the presumption that those chants were not part of the original planning.

For the Sanctorale the scribe used a lettercombination. 198 r = a (b, c…) 221r = aa (ba, ca…) 244r ab (bb, cb..) 269r ac (bc, cc…) The last is xc for 289r.
These numbers/letters were used by the scribe to indicate the place with the full notation of a chant on chants with only an incipit.
An example: the Of Offerentur. The scribe refers on each Offerentur * entry to the page where the chant is to be found. We have RC for 287r: the Offerentur minor g00083, and VC for 288r that exhibits Offerentur maior g01371.

The feast of Corpus Christi is not part of the original ms. The feast is written on some extra leaves at the end. (321v)

The list of Alleluia post Pentecostes in 1001b is exactly the same as in the Graduale Romanum 1908.

The ms doesn’t have Verses to the Offertory, but full verses to the Introit.
Alleluia is often added at the end of OF and Cm for use in Paschaltide.

The version of Cm Oportet te is a peculiar one. Tetrardus, comparable to a Responsorium.
The Intonation of chants as Rorate and Statuit ei is with sib, whereas ‘German’ mss tend to relado.
The intonation of In Laetare is ‘Italian’ with g, gcah, ag.
On some Introits (Gaudete, Rorate) there is an alternative vers added by a later hand.

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