MS. Canon. Liturg. 380
Summary Catalogue no.: 19463
Calendar (fol. 1); temporale (fol. 7) with general rubrics (fol. 127v) and order of the mass (fol. 128: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (fol. 190); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 242); votive masses (fol. 267v); blessing of holy water (fol. 288); blessing of a mother with the marriage mass (289); other blessings (fol. 291); Intonations of Gloria etc. after the prefaces. The kalendar does not cover the sanctorale.
2 col. of 34 lines
Square notation on 9 staves of 4 red lines.
Fine border (fol. 7), historiated and other initials. (P&A ii.630, pl. LXI)
Provenance and Acquisition
'Explicit missale … Sub anno domino Mo.cccco.xxxvjo. die vij mensis Januarij. Per me Wy. Esser (?). Deo gratias.' (fol. 288). Not noticed in Watson, Dated and datable manuscripts in Oxford libraries.
Though the manuscript was written in 1436 during the pontificate of Eugene IV, the Bidding Prayers on Good Friday (102v) mentions a pope B, i.e. either Benedict VIII (Sept.-Oct. 1394) or Boniface IX (1389-1404), and the emperor S[igismund], (d. 1436), while the Exultet (111) includes the invocation for a pope M., who was Martin V, 1417-31.
Perhaps written for the Benedictine monastery of San Zeno. Both the monastic and Verona origin are sufficiently clear from the kalendar: 21 March and 11 July; see 10 February, 29 April, 20 August, 23 March, 12 April, 22-3 May, 8 December; see 7 January, 1 May, 14-6 May, etc.