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MS. Lat. liturg. d. 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 32556


Gradual (Cistercian)

Sanctorale (fol. 1), beginning with St. Stephen (26 Dec.); common of the saints (fol. 76v); some votive masses and masses for the dead (fol. 82); kyriale (fol. 84v); Dominican proses in honour of the Virgin (fol. 90); later additions among which twice the prose Sospitati dedit aegros of St. Nicholas (fols. 99v, 100); troped Benedicamus (fol. 103) and proses; noted litany of the saints (fol. 108); additions; proses (fol. 112), mostly of Our Lady, incomplete; short litany without notation (fol. 116); kyriale (fol. 118) from a different book; tropes among which for 2 voices (see also fols. 104, 107v), incomplete at the beginning. Fols. 1–89, 108–10 form the original volume.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 1 + ii + 131 (117 + 14) + i + 1 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 185 mm.
Second kyriale: 195 × 130 mm.
Foliation: Original foliation of red Roman figures in the middle of the outer margins of the versos.
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 9 staves of 4 black or red lines, 216 × 123 mm.

fol.108–9: 2 col. of 10 staves of 4 red lines, 215 × 125 mm.

The quire with Dominican proses was copied to form part of the volume; 9 staves, 220 × 140 mm.

The 2nd kyriale: heavy square notation on 10 long staves (14th cent.), 132 × 100 mm.


Fleuronnée initials, one historiated. (Pächt and Alexander i. 131)


Origin: 13th century, late - 14th century, early ; Swiss

Provenance and Acquisition

Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Hauterive (St Nicholas was the titular of the parish church at Hauterive).

Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS. 1251.

Lot 198 in his sale, 7 June 1898, bought by the Bodleian.

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 (1924).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.