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The Angelic Hymn, In A Troper And Gradual Of St. Albans Abbey

The Angelic Hymn, In A Troper And Gradual Of St. Albans Abbey

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1125

Shelfmark: Royal MS 2 B.iv

Item number: f.24v

Length: 25

Width: 15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This page contains the words and music of the hymn which, according to the gospel of Luke, was sung by angels at the birth of Christ: 'Gloria in excelis deo . . .' (Glory to God in the highest); the first lines are written in alternating red and blue ink, while the small initials alternate in four colours.

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