The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts



O.3.54


  • Shelfmark: O.3.54
  • Manuscript Title: Hymnal (Barking?)
  • Alternative Title:   Hymnal
  • James Number: 1226  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xv.
  • Physical Description: 26 lines to a page. Well written. English hand.
  • Provenance: A Hymnary, most likely from Barking Abbey, to judge by the presence of three hymns for St Ethelburga, and one for St Erkenwald. [Ethelburga was the first abbess of Barking. One of the hymns also mentions Hildelith, her successor and primary dedicatee of Aldhelm]
  • Religious House:   Barking, Essex, Abbey of Benedictine Nuns
  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. No. 446.Taken out of R.16.31, which is now O.2.29.
  • Size (cms): 24 x 16
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin; Music
  • Century: 15th century
  • Folio: 60 ff.
  • Collation:  12 (one left) 2? (1st and last left) 38 4? (three left) 58-98 104 (+4*) 11? (one left).
  • IIIF Manifest URL:     https://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/O.3.54.json
  • Online Since:     21/10/2015
  • ff.1, 2 contain lessons iv-viii of the Office of the Dead.
    f.3 Hymns with music on the 4-line stave (Common of Time)
    Telluris ingens conditor
    ...
    Summe deus clementie
    Aurora iam spargit polum.
    f.12 Note of Serial Psalms 'in ebdomada pasche et pentecost'
    f.13 Hymns with music (Proper of Time)
    -curia ύ letetur plebs catholica.
    Cantemus odas.
    Hostis herodes.
    Bethleem tellus.
    Six leaves gone.
    Chorus noue Iherusalem.
    ...
    Deus manens primordium.
    (Proper of Saints)
    Agnetis festum martiris.
    ...
    f.26 Ecclesie prosapies (Alban)
    ...
    f.31b Preciosa splendet anna
    ...
    f.41 Assit nobis matris amore
    Assis Aethelburga fauore.
    Tu nos in christo genuisti
    Tu lactasti tu solidasti.
    Nos custos iugi pietate
    de celesti sede tuere
    et nobiscum prompta manere.
    tecum fac et nos habitare
    ...
    Congaudent tua lumina bina
    Hildelit wlfildque beata.
    nobis tres cece sua cuique
    sanantur trina bonitate etc.
    f.41b Lucent Aethelburge mira
    f.42 Hec aula Christo concinat
    quo lux Aethelburge micat.
    ...
    f.45b The last is for S. Katherine
    Sponse Christi eximie.
    f.46 Hymns for the Apostles without music
    f.46b Common of Saints
    Annue Christe seculorum domine
    Ihesu corona uirginum.
    Festiua dies annua 51b
    nobis refert sollempnia
    qua Erkenwaldus celicam
    est translatus ad patriam etc.
    f.52 Cantica (?)
    Domine miserere nostri te enim expectauimus
    Audite qui longe estis
    Miserere domine plebis tue
    ...
    Expecta me dicit dominus in die resurrectionis mee.
    f.57b Hec cantica dicenda sunt de apostolis uel de martiribus
    Uos sancti domini uocabimini
    ...
    Beatus uir qui inuentus est sine macula.
    f.58b Hec cantica dicenda sunt de uirginibus
    Audite me diuini fructus
    ...
    Non uocaberis ultra derelicta.
    On f.60. Note of antiphons from 1st Sun. in Advent (In illa die stellabunt) to 1st Sun. in Lent (Non in solo pane).
    Imperfect at end.
 

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