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Liturgical Manuscripts written in Spain and France


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Liturgical manuscripts written in Spain, 16th-18th century.

  1. The first item (MS Lat. liturg. a. 11) is a volume containing the following, written in Spain on parchment, 1657: a temporale of antiphons with painted initials, the main text followed by antiphons at Lauds for Common of Saints; 'quattor tempora Septembris'; and the offices for Maundy Thurs., Ash Wed. and Easter Sat., omitted from their usual position.
  2. MS Lat. liturg. a. 12 contains the fragments of choir books, on parchment. It includes: leaves from the temporale of a gradual, Spain 17th-18th century; leaf from a gradual, probably Spanish, 16th-17th century; leaf from a gradual, France, 15th century; and leaves from a ferial choir psalter, Spain, 16th century.
  3. MS Lat. liturg. b. 15 is a choir book written in Spain, on parchment, 1733. It includes music for a mixture of masses and offices: a sequence Dies Irae for All Souls Day; offices for Christmas Day, Stephen, John the Evangelist, Holy Innocents, Name of Jesus and Epiphany; Mass of the Passion; hymn for Lauds of Epiphany; Mass of S. Aloysius Gonzaga, and introit for Mass of Ash Wed.. The volume is inscribed 'Mando hacer este libro Se ñora d. Beatriz Velasquez siendo Vicaria en este Convento de N.P.S. Bernardo. A ño 1733'.


  • Creation: 15th-18th cent.


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Lat. liturg. a. 11, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Lat. liturg. a. 11-12, b. 15

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13189


Liturgical Manuscripts written in Spain and France, 15th-18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Liturgical manuscripts written in Spain and France, 15th-18th century, creators unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by W.Y. Evans Wentz in 1965.

Related Materials

See the handlist of Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, by S.J.P. Van Dijk (MSS. Eng. liturg. d. 8/1-8).

Liturgical Manuscripts written in Spain and France
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom