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MS. Canon. Liturg. 341

Summary Catalogue no.: 19427



Combined temporale and sanctorale (fol. 1), beginning with the 1st Sunday in Advent; In vigilia unius apostoli before the mass of St. John the evangelist (fol. 5); common of the saints (fol. 38); Alleluia versicles of the Kyrie and Gloria (fol. 40), probably a fragment; proser without music (fol. 41) but with several melodies added in the course of the 12th century; short series of introit tropes (fol. 59); kyrie tropes (fol. 60) with Gloria, troped Sanctus and Agnus dei. Additions, among which antiphons for the Washing of the Feet (fol. 61v) and a kyrie trope. No rubrics. Fol. 29r palimpsest with music.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 62 + iii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 258 × 185 mm.


Gradual: 22 lines, 180 × 120 mm.

Proser: 23 lines, 183 × 122 mm.

Musical Notation:

Non-rhythmical adiastematic neums of the St. Gall type


Good initial. (P&A i. 75)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; German, South / Austria

Provenance and Acquisition

Throughout the volume are added 12th and 13th century Christian names (see fols. 61, 62v).

The St. Candidus mentioned on fol. 60 is the saint of Innichen (San Candido). The text: 'Hodie revolvat anima' refers to the dedication of the church. The St. Candidus trope is corrected into one for St. Nicholas.

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, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1897).


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 75

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.