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Detailed record for Burney 277

Part 1 ff. 22-23v 
Title Two half-leaves of a Sarum Antiphoner with text for Pentecost Sunday
Origin England
Date c. 1380 - c. 1410
Language Latin
Script Gothic; notes on four-line red staves
Decoration A bar border of blue, brown, and gold, with an interlace knot and sprouting three-leaf foliage (f. 22), a blue initial with red penwork decoration, small red, blue, and brown initials .Musical notation: square notation on four-line red staves.
Dimensions in mm 185 x 210 in two columns (fragments)
 
Part 2 f. 48r-v 
Title Part leaf of a noted Missal with part of the text for Holy Saturday including the Canticle of Moses
Origin Germany
Date c. 1000 - c. 1060
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule; Saint Gall neumes (f. 48)
Decoration Large red simple initial; script in alternating colours of red and blue-green. Musical notation: neumes, Germany, end of the 11th century.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 160
 
Part 3 ff. 49-50v 
Title Two leaves of a text apparently by Godfrey, a papal deacon
Origin England
Date 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration A red and blue puzzle initial with pen-flourishing, and small blue initials with pen-flourishing; seventeenth century? inscription referring to the lord of Suffolk and to Norwich.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 190 (235 x 150)
 
Part 4 f. 58r-v 
Title Leaf of a noted Breviary with antiphons and readings for the first Sunday in August
Origin France or England
Date 1st half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic; neumes
Decoration Large red or blue initials with penwork decoration in the other colour; small brown initials decorated with foliate forms. Musical notation: neumes, Southern France (Aquitania), end of the 12th century.
Dimensions in mm 400 x 250 (in two columns)
 
Part 5 ff. 59-60v 
Title Two leaves of Graduals with part of the text for John the Evangelist
Origin England
Date 2nd half of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic; notes on 4-line staves
Decoration Large blue initials with red pen-flourishing; large brown initials with penwork decoration. Musical notation: square notation on four-line red staves (B, C, F and G clefs).
Dimensions in mm 300 x 210 (220 x 145)
 
Part 6 f. 64r-v 
Title Leaf of a noted Breviary with texts for St Martin
Origin France or England
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic; notes on red four-line staves
Decoration Large green initials with red penwork decoration; one large red simple initial. Musical notation: square notation on four-line red staves.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 210 (225 x 70) (in two columns)
 
Part 7 f. 66r-v 
Title Outer half of a leaf of a Breviary with readings from Matthew, the commentary of Jerome on Matthew, and noted responsories and verses
Origin France or England
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic; notes on four-line staves
Decoration Large red or blue initials with pen-flourishing in the other colour, and a small red initial. Musical notation: neumes (‘Hufnagel’) on four-line black staves (C clef), north-Western Germany or the Netherlands, 13th century.
Dimensions in mm 395 x 190 (320 x 100)
 
Part 8 ff. 69-72v 
Title Fragments of an Antiphoner including parts of offices for Lawrence, Hippolitus, and Peter and Paul
Origin England, S. E. (Canterbury )
Date 1st quarter of the 11th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule;
Decoration Large simple initials in green or red; small initial and rubrication in blue or red; the original order of leaves: ff. 71, 72, 70, 69. Musical notation: Anglo-Saxon neumes, England (Canterbury), 11th century with later additions in Anglo-Norman neumes (early 12th century, f. 70v-71) and square notation on four-lines black staves (early 13th century, f. 71-71v, 72v).
Dimensions in mm variable
 
Official foliation ff. 73; all fragments
Form some parchment, some paper
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather.
Provenance Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Purchased for the British Museum from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes ff. 69-72 are fragments from the same manuscript as Stowe 1061 f. 125. Musical notation in many fragments.
Mostly removed from bindings.
ff. 1-21v; 24-47v; 51-57v; 61-63v; 65; 67-68v; 73 are various fragments, including of the Laws of Alfred and Ine (f. 42).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840 ), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), pp. 71-72.

N. R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), no. 136.

Gero Dolezalek, Verzeichnis der Handschriften zum römischen Recht bis 1600: Materialsammlung, System und Programm für elektronische Datenverarbeitung, 4 vols (Frankfurt: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, 1972), I (unpaginated: referenced by manuscript number).

Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus, 9 vols (Vienna: Böhlau, 1969-2001), II/2: Grossbritannien und Irland: Verzeichnis nach Bibliotheken, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte, 276 (1972), 166. (f. 1) [Part 1].

Richard Gameson, The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130) (Oxford: University Press, 1999), no. 362 (f. 42) [ Part 1].

Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241 (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001), nos 307 (f. 42) [Part 1]; 307.2 (ff. 69-72) [Part 9].

K. D. Hartzell, Catalogue of Manuscripts Written or Owned in England up to 1200 containing Music (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2006), p. 338, no. 127.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


Images

Part  3   f. 48r-v
Part leaf of a noted Missal with part of the text for Holy Saturday including the Canticle of Moses
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Alternating red and blue-green script

f. 48v
Alternating red and blue-green script
Text

f. 48v
Text

Part  9   ff. 69-72v
Fragments of an Antiphoner including parts of offices for Lawrence, Hippolitus, and Peter and Paul
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Antiphon with neumes

f. 70
Antiphon with neumes
Neumes

f. 70
Neumes

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