Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Cistercian Antiphonary and Hymnal, selections

Identifier: 
exws_ms_001
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 001
Title: 
Cistercian Antiphonary and Hymnal, selections
Alternative Title: 
Antiphonarium Cisterciense
Incipit: 
Cantica in purificatione beate dei gentricis et uirginis Marie
Origin Date: 
1173?-1291
Origin Location: 
Abbazia di Morimondo
Description: 
Manuscript is two codices bound together. The first is a Cistercian Antiphonary from the mid-twelfth century from Italy and the second is an early thirteenth century hymnal. Selected pages.
Provenance: 
Belonged to and probably written at the Cistercian Abbey of S. Maria di Morimondo (founded 1134; Cottineau 1985 86), in the vicinity of Milan, Italy. The earliest portions of the manuscript were written before 1174, the date of the canonization of St Bernard of Clairvaux, the antiphons for whose feast were inserted soon after this date (ff. 66 70). This earlier portion seems to have been written by a French scribe. Jean Leclercq lists and describes other Morimondo mss. in 'Manuscrits Cisterciens dans des Bibliothèques d'Italie,' Analecta Sacri Ordinis Cisterciensis 7 (1951) 71 74; it is evident from his descriptions that later products of this scriptorium were not as austere as this one. The hymnary portion was written by Beltramus de Redoldis (sic; elsewhere Beltramus de Rioldis), a monk of Morimondo, in 1291. Morimondo was suppressed in 1799. Acquired in September, 1770, by Carlo Trivulzio. Trivulzio Belgioioso Trotti collection of Milan; sold to Hoepli (cat. 5); sale by Leavitt (New York, 27 Nov. 1886, no. 47; auction label on front pastedown). Purchased by Charles F. Gunther of Chicago; bequeathed to Historical Society of Chicago. Acquired for Gethsemani Abbey in April, 1922, through the mediation of J. Christian Bay, of the John Crerar Library, Chicago.
Provenance: 
Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.)
Manuscript Parts: 
Antiphonary ff. 1r-146v
Manuscript Parts: 
Hymnal ff. 147r-174v.
Explicit: 
prudentes virgines
Secundo Folio: 
hesterna die
Extent: 
174 leaves
Subject: 
Church music--Catholic Church--Manuscripts
Subject: 
Hymnals
Subject: 
Liturgies
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: 
Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin
Subject: 
Hymns, Latin--500-1400
Subject: 
Cistercians--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts
Subject: 
Antiphonaries
Subject: 
Liturgical books
Subject: 
Sacred vocal music--Italy--500-1400
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
305 x 215 mm
Material: 
vellum
Collation: 
1⁶ + 1 after 4, 2⁸ 3 and 6 are half-sheets, 3⁸ 3 and 6 are half-sheets, 4⁸, 5⁸ 3 and 6 are half-sheets, 6-7⁸, 8⁸ 3 and 6 are half-sheets, 9² + 1 before 1 half-sheets, 10⁴, 11⁸, 12⁸ + 2 after 6 and 7, 13⁸ 3 and 6 are half-sheets, 14⁶, 15-19⁸, 20⁴, 21¹º, 22⁸, 23⁸
Foliation: 
ff. iii + 174 _ iii, foliated, (i-iii), 1-64, 66, 65, 67-174, (175-177)
Binding: 
Bound in twentieth-century brown goatskin over boards
Decoration Description: 
Initials in red, black, green, and yellow. f. 2r. Includes a 3-line decorated initial
Contributor: 
Reoldus, Bertramus, active 13th century-14th century
Description of Hands: 
Pregothic, multiple hands; Hymnal in gothic textualis
Musical Notation: 
Neumes
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 1, The Obrecht Collection of Gethsemani Abbey, Trappist Kentucky.
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/jp2
Is Referenced By: 
Ricci, S. De and W.J. Wilson. 1935. Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Wilson. v. 1, p. 730, no. 1
Is Referenced By: 
Cottineau, L.H. 1939-1970. Répertoire topo-bibliographique des abbayes et prieurés. Mâcon: Protat frères. v. 2, cols. 1985-1986
Is Referenced By: 
Leclercq, J. 1951. Manuscrits Cisterciens dans des Bibliothèques d'Italie. In Analecta Sacri Ordinis Cisterciensis. Roma: Editiones Cistercienses. v. 7, p. 71-74
Is Referenced By: 
Catholic Church. Antiphonary (Cistercian). [Antiphonarium Cisterciense] Milan, Italy : Cistercian Abbey of S. Maria di Morimondo, 1173?-1291. 174 fol. ; 31 cm.
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu