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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 845
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Sequentiary
Date(s): 14th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

A sequentiary is a book, or portion, of a Gradual or Troper containing sequences (extended melodies) sung by a soloist between the Alleluia and the Gospel lesson at Mass.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two fragments of leaves containing parts of the sequences 'Eia Recolamus laudibus piis digna' and 'Natus ante secula dei filius' for Christmas on the first leaf; and 'Festa christi omnis christianitas celebret' for Epiphany on the second. The manuscript was probably written in South-west Germany in the 14th century.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin, musical notation

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

See R. Watson 'Descriptive lists of fragments of medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Formerly pasted on pasteboard covers in the late 16th century binding of 'Ali ben Ragel, De Iudiciis Astrorum (Basle, 1571), from the Harry Price Library at the University of London Library (Ref: HPL ['Ali] Rare Books Case folio). The book has a quarter binding, with roll stamp of figures representing Faith, Hope, Charity and Justice, done in Germany.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2002

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