Resources for medieval musicology and liturgy
XIII-XIV • Kontakarion-Psaltikon (ff.1r-126r) and Nenanismata (f.127v), the second contrasted reproduction makes a hidden palimpsest visible (patriarchal writings by Gregory the Theologian in majuscule script).
Kontakion-prosomoion τὸν ἐν πρεσβείαις θερμότατον for St Philipp (12 May) following the kontakion τὰ μεγαλεῖα σου παρθένε (8 May) (I-Rvat Vat. gr. 1606, f.132r)
XIII • Kontakarion-Psaltikon of the Archimandritate of Messina (kontakion for Philipp, 12 May) combined with the Asmatikon according to the calendaric order of the whole proper cycle (kontakion with oikos, allelouiarion, prokeimenon and koinonikon, or hypakoe). The reproduction is an almost unreadable print of a microfilm (signatures in red ink are sometimes invisible). Fortunately, I have once studied the original manuscript. It is not only unique and local in its form (Messan. gr. 120 and 129, and crypt. Γ.γ.V are organised in an identical way), but also written by a beautiful and careful hand.
About the mixed form of a Psaltikon-Asmatikon in Southern Italy