MS. Bodl. 637
Summary Catalogue no.: 2024
The chief divisions are: after the Holy Water service, the Temporale (fol. 3v), the Sanctorale (fol. 125v), the Commune Sanctorum (fol. 158v): votive masses, proses, etc. (fol. 165v), see Frere's Bibl. Musico-Liturgica (1901), p. 104. Mr. Bannister notes that the volume was written for a church or cathedral (not monastery) which possessed a cope of Edward the Confessor (fol. 153v: 'in qua excellencior persona vtatur capa regis eiusdem'), and that there are Winchester saints in the litanies (fols. 175v, 180v, etc.). The only place known to have had such a cope is Westminster abbey, but the Westminster use differs from the present volume. At fol. 191 is a Salve of the Holy Cross, perhaps not found elsewhere (beg. 'Salue festa dies toto uenerabilis euo | Qua pia crux Cristi fulget & alta petit', with musical notes).
Initials (damaged). (P&A iii. 992)
Plain stamped brown leather on boards, clasps lost, contemporary English work.
MS. Bodl. 637- endleaves (fols. ii, 193)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-21: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.