A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Guardbook of liturgical fragments

Physical Description

Composite: guardbook

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From bindings of printed books and manuscripts unless otherwise noted.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 1

Contents

(fol.1)
Antiphons, harmonized.

The names of singers, who are nuns, are given.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium
Musical Notation:

8 staves of 4 lines

History

Origin: 16th–17th cent. ; German

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 2

Contents

(fol.5)
Frontispieces of books used in papal ceremonies, in the Sistine chapel with the arms of Urban VIII (1623-44) (defaced) and Alexander VII (1655-67) respectively.

In both cases the middle portion containing the text has been cut out. See B.Q.R.II (1917) 97, and for similar leaves T.J. Brown, Brit. Mus. Qu. 23 (1960) p.2.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: Italian ; 17th century

Provenance and Acquisition

C. F. Bell

Given by him, 1917

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 3

Contents

(fol.8)
Missal,

temporale: portions of Thursday-Saturday in Easter week and 3rd and 4th Sundays after Easter

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium
Foliation: the first leaf with original foliation of LXXXVII

Layout

2 cols.

Musical Notation:

Gothic notation on staves of 4 lines

History

Origin: c.1300 ; German (?)

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 4

Contents

(fol.10)
Missal,

temporale: Holy Saturday, portions of the litany and blessing of the font

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf
Foliation: original foliation of VIIxxVII

Layout

2 cols., 33 lines

History

Origin: 14th cent. ; French

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 5

Contents

(fol.11)
Missal, Use of Sarum ,

temporale: reception of penitents on Maundy Thursday, gospel of the mandatum and beginning of Good Friday, baptismal service and mass of Holy Saturday, kyrie tropes without music (fol.14) and intonations of the Gloria

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 4 leaves
Dimensions (written): 210

Layout

2 cols.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of four red lines

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A iii. 1102)

Illuminated initials in blue, purple and gold

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 6

Contents

(fol.15)
Missal, Use of Sarum,

temporale: portion of Wednesday in Ember week of September

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of a leaf
Dimensions (leaf): 390
Dimensions (written): 285

Layout

2 cols., 36 lines ruled in red

History

Origin: 15th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 7

Contents

(fol.16)
Antiphonal, Use of Sarum,

temporale: portion of matins and lauds for Corpus Christi

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 14 staves of 4 red lines.

History

Origin: 14th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 8

Contents

(fol.17)
Missal, Use of Sarum

Temporale, including portions of 13th and 14th Sundays after Trinity

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: top and outer edges only of four leaves
Foliation: original foliation of CLVII, CLVIII and CLXIIII, CLXV

Layout

2 cols., 32–3 lines

History

Origin: 15th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 9

Contents

(fol.21)
Breviary, Use of Sarum (choir breviary),

temporale: 1st Sunday in Advent; common of a confessor (fol.25) and several confessors (fol.26)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: parts of 6 leaves

Layout

2 cols., 42 lines (or music, see below)

Musical Notation:

Square notation on 14 staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: 15th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 10

Contents

(fol.27)
Breviary, Use of Sarum (choir breviary, portions of the common of a confessor and of a virgin)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: parts of two leaves

Layout

2 cols.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: 15th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 11

Contents

(fol.29)
Gradual, Use of Sarum (temporale: portions of Friday and Saturday in the first week of Lent)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf
Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: 15th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 12

Contents

(fol.30)
Antiphonal, Use of Sarum (?) (temporale: matins, lauds and prime of Christmas)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 4 red lines.

History

Origin: 14th cent. ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 13

Contents

(fol.31)
Antiphonal (common of a martyr (matins))
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 5 leaves
Foliation: foliated 142, 144, 145, 147, 148
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 7 staves of 5 red lines

History

Origin: 16th or 17th century ; Portuguese

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in Oporto and given by Miss C.M. Cresswell , 1926

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 14

Contents

(fol.36)
Missal, Use of Sarum (temporale: blessing of holy water, portions of the third mass of Christmas and of Epiphany, end of the order of the mass, beginning of the Easter mass, and (fol.41) mass for Saturdays in September; sanctorale, vigil and feast of St. Andrew)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 6 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 400 × 270 mm.
Dimensions (written): 290 × 180–90 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 36 lines.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 4 red lines.

Decoration

Fine borders, historiated and other initials, fols. 36-40. (P&A iii. 717, pl. LXXII). Good border (mutilated), fol. 41. (P&A iii. 840)

Large illuminated initials and borders in blue, gold, rose, and carmine, with a miniature of the Resurrection (fol.39v)

History

Origin: late 14th cent. - early 15th cent. ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol.36 ‘ Gervase Randall ’ (17th cent.)

Given by C. H. Rose , 1930

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 15

Contents

(fol.42)

See MS. Lat. liturg. b. 7, fol.28

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 16

Contents

(fol.43)
Breviary, Franciscan

Sanctorale: portions of the Annunciation (25 March), Sts. Tiburtius, Valerianus and Maximus, and Anicetus (14, 17 April)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: strip of a bifolium

Layout

2 cols.

Musical Notation:

Square notation on staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: late 13th cent. ; French

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 17

Contents

(fol.45)
Missal, Dominican,

portion of the order of the mass, including offertory prayers and prefaces of Christmas, Epiphany and Lent

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one bifolium and 7 fragments

Layout

2 cols., 23 lines, or 8 long staves

Musical Notation:

Staves of 3 red lines with square notation

History

Origin: 14th cent. ; Italian

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 18

Contents

(fol.54)
Antiphonal, monastic (?) ,

combined temporale and sanctorale: 1st Sunday in Advent - Sunday after Christmas

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one quire of 8 leaves
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 6 staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: 14th (?) cent. ; English

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 19

Contents

(fol.62)
Missal, Use of Sarum (temporale: Palm Sunday)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 12 staves of 4 red lines

History

Origin: 14th cent.

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 20

Contents

(fol.63)
Missal, Use of Sarum,

temporale, masses for Wednesday and Thursday after Pentecost

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: One leaf

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 15th cent., first half

Provenance and Acquisition

Later used as a cover labelled ‘Thurnham from 1558 to 1602’, with ‘ Andrewe Johnson ’ written several times (16th cent.) and with a 19th cent. label ‘854’

Formerly MS. Lat. misc. a.3, fol.64

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 21

Contents

(fol.64)
Johannes Beleth , Summa de ecclesiasticis officiis ,

cap.CI–CX.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two fragments forming the greater part of a large bifolium

Layout

2 cols., 45 lines

History

Origin: late 12th cent. (?) ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased, 1975

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 22

Contents

(fol.66)
Missal, Use of Sarum,

with end of masses for the dead (cf. Sarum Missal, ed. Wickham Legg, pp.440–2) followed on verso by Trental of St. Gregory (cf. ibid. p.460) and beginning of Mass for the Name of Jesus, headed ‘Missa in honore et veneracione sancti nominis Ihesu contra infestaciones demonum.’

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: larger part of one leaf(c.3 lines missing at top)

Layout

2 cols., c.42 lines

Decoration

blue initials with red pen flourishing

History

Origin: 15th cent.

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by N.R. Ker , 1976

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 8 - Part 23

Contents

(fols. 67-68)
Amalarius of Metz (?) ; Ps.-Alcuin (?)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two fragments of a bifolium

History

Origin: 11th cent. or earlier ; French or German (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed in 1975 from the binding of Auct. Y.4.6

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff; for fols. 67-8, Peter Kidd, Checklist of Western Medieval Manuscripts Acquired 1916.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography