D-BAa : Msc Bibl. 50

Msc Bibl. 50
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Katalog Katalog der Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Bamberg (1908), p. 6

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3 pictures show parts of a gradual.
Picture 3 LEFT shows parts of Dom 1 Adv:
part of the first verse of Of Ad te levavi, the second verse Respice and the Cm Dominus dabit.
Than the chants for Dom 2 Adv:
In Populus Sion, Gr Ex Sion. GrV Congregate, AL Laetatus + Vers Stantes and the first part of Of Deus tu convertens.

If we restore the original order we have to go to picture 4 RIGHT.
Of Deus tu (continuation) with its verses Benedixisti and Misericordia, followed by the Cm Jerusalem surge.
Than the formular for Lucia: In Dilexisti, Gr Dilexisti, Al Diffusa and Of Offerentur minor + V Eructuavit

Than picture 5 LEFT:
Offerentur V2: Adducentur and Cm Diffusa est.
Followed by the chants for Dom 3 Adv. In Gaudete, Gr Qui sedes, AL Excita, Of Benedixisti

Than we miss a few folio’s.

On picture 5 RIGHT we have a part of In Lux fulgebit for Nativitas Domini. Gr Benedictus, Al Dominus regnavit, Of Deus enim + Verse Dominus regnavir and Mirabilis.
This verse continues on picture 4 LEFT. CO Exsulta.
Followed by the Formular Puer natus est with Gr. Viderunt and AL Dies sanctificatus

This Al is continued on picture 3 RIGHT. Followed by Of Tui sunt caeli and its verses and Cm Viderunt.
Last chant on this page is Etenim sederunt for Stephen.

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Another set of 3 pictures at the end of the manuscript:
362 – 363 – 364
362 and 363 contain chants from the Hebdomada Sancta

363 RIGHT Feria II Gr Exsurge GrV Effunde Of Eripe V Exaudi Cm Erubescant.
Feria III: Nos autem Gr Ego autem GrV Judica continuing on
362 LEFT: OF Custodi, Cm Adversum
Feria IIII: In In Nomine, Gr Ne avertas
362 Right: Tr Domine exaudi, Of Domine exaudi Cm Potum
363 LEFT Fer V Nos autem, Christus factus est, OF Dextera, Cm Dominus Jesus
And Feria VI In parasceve Tr Domine audivi

Picture 364 contains chants from the sanctorale
364 RIGHT shows chants from Johannes evangelista and Innocentium
364 LEFT chants from Prisca and Fabiani and Sebastiani

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On the neumes of Bamberg 50.
In general we see neumes of the Saint Gall type. All virgae have a little trait to the left.
Episemata are added to some clives and torculi.

In the psalmtone formula for mode 7 we normally see a quilisma pes on the first note of the terminatio. In Bamberg 50 we have a kind of virga strata. See In Populus Sion on salvan-DAS and in the psalm on ve-LUT.

The scribe uses an angular clivis starting with a horizontal stroke. Humerum E-jus, In Dilexi-STI, AL DI-es sanctificatus. Probably a melodic indication to show unison to the preceeding tone.

Litterae significative are absent. The t and s stand probably for tonus and semitonus, for t and s appear often combined.

Interesting is the regular use of tone-letters at the beginning of a chant or a verse.


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May 28, 2018 - Jan Koláček