MS. Barlow 5
Summary Catalogue no.: 6417
Calendar (fol. ii); blessing of holy water (fol. 1) with Bidding Prayers in English; temporale (fol. 4), the first Sunday in Advent with the tones of the prefaces, epistles and gospels, and Holy Saturday with the baptism service (fol. 102), and the order of the mass (fol. 108v) which is followed by the tones of Benedicamus and Ite missa est, and prayers for peace (fol. 125v); common of the dedication (fol. 175); sanctorale (fol. 177v); common of the saints (fol. 229); votive masses of the Virgin, etc. (fol. 246v); marriage service (fol. 259); servitium peregrinorum (fol. 262v); masses of the dead (fol. 264). Additions, among which masses of St. David, St. Chad, St. Winifreda, the Holy Name and the Five Wounds (fol. 271).
2 col. of 40 lines.
28 lines in the canon.
Written by Alexander de Pulesdon (fols. 177, 270v)
Square notation on 13 (canon 9) staves of 4 red lines
Good borders, initials. Marginal drawings for catchwords. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 805)
Several coloured initials and borders (fols. 1, 4, 19–21, 24v, 118v, 119 etc.).
Endleaves from a Latin commentary on the Institutes, i.25–6.
Provenance and Acquisition
Liturgical evidence for origin in the diocese of Worcester: calendar, masses 'in depositione s. Oswaldi episc. et conf. in episcopatu Wygorniensis' (fol. 188va), 'S. Kyneburge Virginis non Sarum' (fol. 198), 'in translatione S. Oswaldi festum festive celebratur in ecclesia et in episcopatu Wy.'.
John Hall, 1633–1710.
Given by him when master of Pembroke College (from 1664) to Thomas Barlow, 1607–91 (fol. i).
Bequeathed by Barlow to the Bodleian.
Digital Bodleian (11 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.