DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/37Office-book, with music (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Leaf from a 11/12th century liturgical book, reused as a book cover.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mc534fp00h.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 2 pieces
Size: 105 mm x 175 mm
Size: 130 mm x 180 mm

Condition of manuscriptInking of text on verso very largely gone.

No pricking or ruling visible. Each line of text occupies 7.4 mm, and each line of text + stave, 15 mm; 115 mm of each line + side-margin survive, with number of words lost suggesting an original line-length of approximately 145 mm.


Written in Caroline minuscule

Heighted Acquitanian neums, on a stave of one red line and, to judge by traces at the top of verso, others in drypoint or ink.

Capitals in ink lined with red to each sentence of lections and to some musical forms. Initials, to other musical forms, 1-line + stave, red.

Manuscript history

Written in SW France?, 11/12th century.

Manuscript contents
Original title: Temporal
Date: 11/12th century
Language: Latin

Two nearly adjoining pieces of the upper outer corner of a single leaf, divided horizontally. Temporal, Advent 4 Matins - Lauds.
[recto] (upper) Homily on Isaiah 40:1 seq., [Respons.] CAO 6641 with vers. A continued as M and V (see n. 7), (lower) Luke 3:1-6, Oratio vt supra, Antiphons CAO, nos 1757, 2548; ...; [verso] (upper) [Antiph.] ... Evovae, A[ntiph.] CAO, no. 4144, [Chapter] Gaudete in domino, R ... V[ersic.] Vox clamantis in deserto CAO, no. 8246, ... [Antiph.] 4156, A[ntiph.] A..., (lower) of the first five lines only the rubrics are legible (Psalmus two or three, Antiphona two), [Antiph.] CAO, no. 2613 (?).

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/37 - Leaf from 11/12th century service book
Digitised March 2018


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