DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/1 DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/1/i-iiFragment from a Sarum Breviary
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Fragment from the Temporal section of a Breviary of the Sarum Use written in England in the early 14th century, re-used as a hinge in an unidentified book.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mq237hr95b.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: Part of a bifolium.
Size: 30 mm x 188 mm

Condition of manuscriptA horizontal strip cut from a bifolium, with part of the outer column of f.2 missing.

Column widths: approx. 65/60; 10; 65. Ruling in sharp dark brown. 6.5 larger lines or 2 lines + staves with smaller script.


Written in expert textura, somewhat unevenly.

Notation: square; staves, 4-line, in red.

Decoration: wide ink capitals with a little penwork to music. Initials: (i) to verse of hymn, 1-line, blue; (ii) to lection, 2-line, blue with red infilling and flourishing.

Manuscript contents

Two pages of notes on texts by Dr J.T. Fowler.

Manuscript history

Written in England, early 14th century.

Manuscript contents
Original title: Temporal (fragment)
Date: [early 14th century]
Language: Latin

Parts of:
(f.1rv) Quinquagesima lectio iiii and resp., versus v and lectio vi, lectio vii and resp., and resp. viii (Breviarium Sarum 1, dxliii-iv, dxlvi, dxlix, dl)
(f.2ra) Friday after Ash Wednesday Lauds antiphon (Breviarium Sarum 1, dlx)
(f.2vb) Lent 1 hymn, versicle and antiphon (Breviarium Sarum 1, dlxxii)

ret in prouectis apparet ... ... Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile ecce nunc

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/1
Digitised February 2018