17TH CENTURY SPANISH ANTIPHONAL MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

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Book Condition: Near fine


Double Elepant Folio (30" x 20"). Single leaf.

An early to mid-17th-century Spanish antiphonal leaf featuring a devotional verse chanted as part of the liturgy in Latin. Contains five 5 five-line staves of music above five lines of text in Gothic rotunda script on each side of the leaf. Text and musical notation in black with red staves, stave notation and rubricated initial caps. Numbered "17" at the top right of the recto. The leaf opens "Gloria Patri Mise Secudu misericordia tua vivisica me..."

The present manuscript leaf is part of a antiphonal (antiphonary), a book of Roman Catholic liturgical music that is performed by two choirs in interaction, often singing alternate musical phrases. An antiphonal of the size of the present example was meant to be shared by a large number of people at the same time, and would have been placed at the front of a choir on a lectern so all choristers could see it. The large initial letters, which could be seen more clearly in dim light, helped people see the divisions in the text, mark important passages, or know when to start singing.

Near fine with some wrinkling to the upper right corner (recto).

Title: 17TH CENTURY SPANISH ANTIPHONAL MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

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Categories: ANTIPHONAL MUSIC - SPANISH,

Publisher: Spain, ca. 1625

Book Condition: Near fine

Seller ID: 2969