Antiphonal: Antiphonarium

Item

Title

Antiphonal: Antiphonarium

Contributor

Ege, Otto F.

Description

Leaf 27. "Antiphonal or responsive singing is said to have been introduced in the second century by St. Ignatius of Antioch" (Ege). "Many of the more than four hundred antiphons which have survived the centuries are elaborate in their musical structure. They were sung in the medieval church by the first cantor and his assistants. Candle grease stains reveal that his small sized antiphonal was doubtless carried in processions in dimly lighted cathedrals. In this example the notation is written on the four-line red staff which was in general use by the end of the XIIth century. The script is the usual form of Italian rotunda with bold Lombardic initial letters."
Number 2 written top right in ink

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Date

Date Created

1400/1499

Provenance

Ege, Otto F.

Source

Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI century.

Is Format Of

Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries; Z109 .E4 YSMS Spec 31794000831238

Rights

No Known Copyright
This is a rights statement for the compound object consisting of the medieval manuscript leaf and the information card provided by Otto Ege. The leaf has No Copyright in the United States. The card has No Known Copyright. Determination was attempted and based on Ege's death date and possible publication date. It was concluded that the card is probably not in copyright.

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Identifier

spc_ege_000104080_27

start date

1400

end date

1499