DUL Add.MS. 1950/5Hymnal fragment
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Bifolium from an early music manuscript, probably a hymnal, [probably southern France], re-used as a pastedown and endleaf.


Physical description of manuscript
Support

Parchment, with heavy grain pattern, lines scored

Extent: 1 bifolium
Size: 203 mm x 318 mm

Condition of manuscriptOnce used as a pastedown and endleaf, hence there are some areas of discolouration and small scuffs, and there are two triangles of holes for the end clips.
11 lines with music in neumes arranged around a red F-clef line, with the C and F clef lines being marked by marginal initials
Decoration

Capitals touched in red, with initials in irredescent red, and the larger 15 initals being one and a half times the height of the text and neumes. The 4 initial As are all different, with the last one being quite ornate.


Manuscript history
Creation

Written in France, southern?, later 12th century.


Manuscript contents
Modern title: Hymnal
Language: Latin

Bifolium from an early music manuscript, probably a hymnal, reused as a binding pastedown.