London. British Library, Egerton MS 857

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The British Library, Polonsky Pre-1200 Project
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London. British Library
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British Library, Egerton MS 857
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  • Latin
Title
  • Roman Gradual
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  • This Roman Gradual was written in the 11 th or 12 th century in Northern France. It may have been written for a church in Noyon, since it contains a hymn for St Eligius (Eloy), bishop of Noyon-Tournai (f. 56v). Contents:ff. 1r-56v: A Roman Gradual (with the Temporale and Sanctorale combined) with musical notation. The manuscript contains hymns, written by a contemporary scribe, on two leaves that appear to have been added at a later stage:f. 57r: Marian chants with musical notation, added by a contemporary scribe, beginning ‘[G]audeamus omnes’. ff. 57v-58v: Hymns for the Holy Week with with musical notation. Decoration:1 large foliate initial with a zoomorphic figure (dragon), filled with red, green, yellow and purple (f. 1r). 1 large initial in red with green penwork decoration (f. 33r). Large and small initials in red (some are oxidized) or green. Rubrics, incipits and letters highlighted with green or red throughout the manuscript.
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