Resources for medieval musicology and liturgy
- some parts with neume notation and diastematic neume noation
- Officium defunctorum near to Saint-Ruf, Avignon (responsories) and Albi 20 (lectures)
- dedicatio: "Aput Anicium dedicatio ecclesie sce Marie virg. (=Le Puy-en-Velay)
- the manuscript is in private property
Here are some examples for the notation:
Bonjour à toutes et tous,
Les archives départementales de la Haute-Loire lancent un appel urgent à
contribution afin d’acquérir ce manuscrit afin qu'il revienne dans sa ville d'origine :
Des dispositions fiscales attractives concernent ce type de dons, notamment
pour les sociétés.
Merci de diffuser très largement.
Today the manuscript was sold at the Dorotheum for 290.000 EURO (+ VAT and fees, telephone order).
At the moment I don't know anything about the new owner. But I'll try to find out.
La presse s'est un peu intéressée à la vente :
Vente aux enchères : Un précieux manuscrit échappe à la cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay
UN MANUSCRIT LITURGIQUE DU PUY-EN-VELAY ADJUGÉ 356.800 EUROS EN AUTRICHE:
Le précieux manuscrit du XIème siècle échappe à la Haute-Loire
Un manuscrit rare de la cathédrale du Puy acheté 356.800 euros... par un inconnu !
HAUTE-LOIRE. Un manuscrit liturgique rare adjugé 356800 euros en Autriche
Ca, c'est enormement triste. So, it is in the hands of a private collector then, and there is no way to contact them to ask about studying it? Am I correct in what I've read?
Oder wie Bertold Brecht es ausdrückte: Erst kommt das Fressen, dann die Moral!
I am very interested, what they will do instead with all this money...
I do not expect that they will buy cheaper Persian manuscripts, even if their kalligraphic style might be more sophisticated—following Paul Getty's philosophy, we do not waste 20 millions on second-rate impressionists' paintings, because Chinese immobiliers are ready to pay such a sum for them.
I hope this manuscript was a well-done fake, which helped the archive out of a financial dilemma... Otherwise, this is a scandal!
And this is also a very delicate detail: the auctioneer took 30000 (more than half of the estimated value of the manuscript), and more than the Bibliothèque nationale could afford according their budget (at least if we believe Brigitte Cante de "FranceTV").
For many purposes a facsimile would be more than good enough. Even if we don't have the manuscripts we can perfectly study into great depth Chartres and Mont Renaud e.g. A facsimile should have been the focus of tax paid governement employees, not the ownership. Tell me where I am wrong.
I have images of the whole manuscript and try to publish them online.
The quality is good enough for a online presentation but not for a facsimile.
Well, I think a facsimile could probably make a better price, just make it fancy enough like here:
Because this manuscript is not a book, just a piece of furniture...