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

MS. Laud Lat. 95

Summary Catalogue no.: 1485

Contents

1.
Psalter
Language(s): Latin
2.
Prayers, hymns and other liturgical materials

Some added, including (fol. 134) a polyphonic setting of Conditor alme syderum, added 15th century, early. Religious poem in English, fol. ii r-v.

Language(s): Latin with a little English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

Decoration

Fine borders.

Good historiated initials.

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 318, pl. XXVII)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning; additions, 13th century-15th century, early ; English, Ely

Provenance and Acquisition

Ely, Cambridgeshire, Benedictine abbey and (1109) cathedral priory of St Peter and St Etheldreda: liturgical details suggest Ely provenance, but later additions (officium in die s. Ricardi) suggest transference to Chichester by s. xv. (MLGB3: liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Chichester, West Sussex, Cathedral church of Holy Trinity (?): liturgical details suggest Ely provenance, but later additions (officium in die S. Ricardi) suggest transference to Chichester by s. xv (MLGB3: liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 72–8. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.