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MS. Canon. Liturg. 340

Summary Catalogue no.: 19426



Benedictine. Calendar (fol. 1) with the order of the gradual texts after the saints’ names; three Easter tables with verses of the epacts; combined temporale and sanctorale (fol. 9); common of the saints (fol. 123v); kyriale (fol. 127v) with tropes; proser (fol. 136).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 153 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 190 mm.


Gradual: 18 lines, written space 205 × 120 mm.

Proser: 30 lines, written space 213 × 120 mm.

Musical Notation:

Adiastematic neumatic notation, in the proser often lacking or added by later hands; above the original text corrections in square notation on staves of 4 red lines are made on fol.18 (troped introit of St. Stephen), fol. 19v (troped introit of St. John the evangelist); some square notation on black staves added on fol. 135.


Good initials. (P&A i. 110, pl. VIII)

Coloured initials at the beginning of the greater feasts, a large one at the beginning of Advent (fol. 9).


Origin: c. 1200 (before 1216) ; Austria, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Benedictine abbey of St Gall, Moggio Udinese (Mosach), near Udine.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957), Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1897).

Digital Images

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    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 110