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Cette annonce eBay à retenue mon attention :
11th C. EARLY MEDIEVAL MUSIC MANUSCRIPT Gregorian Chant
A leaf fragment of an early Medieval liturgical manuscript on vellum with Gregorian Chant in very early diastematic neumes
[Probably Switzerland or South Germany or Northeast France, probably late XIth century.]
Recovered from the original binding of a 1496 incunable printed in Basel.
Offered here (with no reserve!) is a substantial fragment of a vellum leaf from a very early medieval manuscript liturgical book (a Missal, an Antiphonal, a Gradual, or a noted Breviary?).
The fragment is roughly rectangular, measuring approximately, 19 x 13 1/2 cm. Both recto and verso contain 13 lines each of text in Latin in brown ink in a small Carolingian minuscule and of music notated in early diastematic neumes (showing considerable resemblance with Messine neumes) arranged above and below a single red (faded) stave. Marginal F and C clef signs visible along the left edge on verso. Some capitals appear to have been touched in red (but now almost entirely faded or rubbed off). There appear to be a few instances of overwriting or corrections in a different hand in black ink.
Although considerable portions of the text have been rendered illegible, the fragment appears to contain antiphons from the Vespers for the Second Sunday of Advent, including (inter alia) the following text:
"Ecce dominus veniet et omnes sancti ejus
cum eo : et erit in die illa lux magna et
exibunt de hierusalem sicut aqua munda. Et
regnabit dominus in eternum super omnes gentes."
"Ma petite bourse d'étudiant ne me permet pas d'enchérir sur de magnifique fragment...."
Comme on dit "Bonne enchère !"
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