Item 0102-30 - Processional gradual leaf

Recto Verso

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Processional gradual leaf

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title supplied based on item contents.

Level of description

Item

Reference code

CA MRUASC C0003-S3-0102-30

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1550] (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

1 leaf : col. ill., vellum ; 19 x 13 cm

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

Item is an illuminated leaf from a processional gradual, a choir book containing the music used in the mass during processions. The bookseller's description notes that "the opening leaf of the parent manuscript states this was a 'Gradual for the Carthusian Order'... from the Royal Workshop of Henri II." This leaf is for use on Holy Saturday, and is decorated with two large illuminated initials featuring flowers and a strawberry on liquid gold grounds, as well as three smaller illuminated initials and three illuminated paraphs.

The illuminated C begins part of Exodus 15:1-2: "Cantemus domino...": "Let us sing to the Lord: For he is gloriously magnified: The horse and the rider He has thrown into the sea: My helper and protector. He has brought salvation to me. He is my God, and I will glorify him: The God of my father, and I will exalt him. The Lord has destroyed war: Almighty is His name..."
Beginning with the illuminated letter V: "Vinea...": " My beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. And he enclosed it with a fence and made a ditch around it, and planted it with the choicest vine..."

A gradual specifically contains the music for the proper of the mass, the part of the liturgy that varies according to the date (as opposed to the ordinary of the mass, which is relatively constant). For example, chants for the proper (such as introits, graduals, tracts, alleluia, offertory and communion verses, etc.) would vary depending on which holiday or saint's feast day was being celebrated.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

  • Latin

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created October 3, 2019 by SD.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Sources

Partial transcription provided by Charles Edwin Puckett.

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres

Physical storage

  • Letter Hollinger box (5" W): 0102