DUL Add.MS. 1950/C/34 DUL Add.MS. 1950/C/34iAntiphonale (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

6 strips cut from two leaves of an early 12th century antiphonale used as binding supports on an unidentified book not in Durham University Library.

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 6 strips
Size: 40 mm x 180 mm

No pricking or ruling visible. (1-3) 7 lines + staves, occupying 127 mm vertically, + part of lower margin; (4-6) 145 mm of each line + side-margin, with number of words lost suggesting an original line-length of approximately 180 mm.


Written in late caroline or protogothic minuscule

neumes; staves 4-line, in softish brown.

Initials: (i) to antiphons and responsories, 1-line, red; (ii) to first antiphon of Lauds (?), 3-line + staves, L, in green with foliate and geometrical decoration in red, blue and green.

Manuscript contents

Letter from A. J. Collins, Department of manuscripts, British Museum, 14 September 1931, commenting on the fragments.

Manuscript history

Written in Eastern France, early 12th century.


Binding strips removed from an unidentified book, presented by Middlesbrough Public Libraries, 1972. Former reference: Portfolio II/31 (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Antiphonale (fragments)
Language: Latin

Three adjoining vertical strips (1-3) from the lower inner corner of one leaf, and three horizontal strips (4-6) from the upper outer corner of the next leaf, with one line of words lost between (5) and (6)
|| quam saluator dignatus ... ... elegi te dicit dominus. V. I ||
Temporal, St Stephen - St John the Evangelist
(1-3) recto: Corpus antiphonalium officii, nos 7358 vers. B, 7704 with vers. B, 3576, 3580
(1-3) verso: 4228 or 4229, 5309, 1013, 3494, and 5068
(4-5) recto: 4451, 8097 cue, 7817
(6) recto: 7817 vers. A, 6822
(4-5) verso: 4105, 7994 cue, 6819 vers. A
(6) verso: 6906 with vers. A.


Hesbert, R.J., Corpus antiphonalium officii   OCLC citation, (Rome: Herder, 1963-79)