MS. Rawl. liturg. d. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 15848
Made up from different contemporary parts: temporale from Easter Sunday onwards (fol. 1); votive masses of the Virgin (fol. 42); mass of the dead (fol. 45); Credo (fol. 46); kyriale with troped kyrie (fol. 49), Gloria (fol. 58), Sanctus (fol. 64v), Agnus dei (fol. 66v); proses of Our Lady (fol. 68v), three of which (Mater ora filium, Virgo pudicitiae, Salve virgo tonantis) are for 3 voices; common of the dedication (fol. 73); sanctorale (fol. 75v); common of the saints (fol. 93).
On fol. 111v are 2 almost contemporary Sarum synodal statutes, mentioning the council of Exeter and the observance of feast days. On the paper fly leaf (fol. 112v) is a 15th cent. addition (Fac cum vocante somno) written in square notation 'per me Iohannem Rows curatum de Radeford'.
Two leaves missing after fol. 91.
Square notation on staves of 4 red lines. Polyphonic settings on fols. 71r-72v.
Fols. 1-48 on 11 staves, 185 × 130 mm.
Fols. 49-72 on 10 staves, 185 × 120 mm.
Fols. 73-97 on 2 columns of 10-11 staves, 180-5 × 120 mm.
Fol. 112v, square notation.
Good borders, historiated initials (defaced). (P&A iii. 496)
fol. 1r, initial R, Resurrection (Christ holding staff with cross, steps out of the tomb (defaced); soldiers asleep on the ground); grotesques.
fol. 16v, initial U, Apostles watching the Ascension of Christ (badly rubbed). Dragon's body and crowned half-figure, playing harp (King David (?)), form the descender of the letter.
fol. 19r, initial S, Pentecost (dove descends on the Virgin Mary and apostles; defaced). Dragon's body forms the descender of the letter and border in the lower margin.
fol. 22r, initial B, Christ enthroned (rubbed). Hybrid figure (dragon's body and human half-figure holding a club) forms the descender of the letter and border in the lower margin.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.