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Detailed record for Burney 357

Part 1 ff. 1-15 
Author Mico of Centula, Peter Damian, Eugenius, etc.
Title Opus prosodicum, de quindecim signis ante diem judicii, etc.
Origin England or France
Date 1st half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Small simple red, green or brown initials.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 120 (v. variable)
 
Part 2 ff. 15v-16v 
Author Anonymous
Title Polyphonic sequence 'Amor Patris et Filii', apparently for Whit-Sunday, followed by a 'Benedicamus Domino' and devotion to Julian
Origin England or France
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Polyphonic sequence for two voices in six-pairs of four-line staves with narrow, oblong note-forms
Dimensions in mm 210 x 120 (variable)
 
Part 3 ff. 17-24 
Author Hugh of Saint-Victor
Title Institutiones in decalogum legis, and Soliloquium de arrha animae, both incomplete
Origin England or France
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Large simple red, brown or yellow initials.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 120 (variable)
 
Official foliation ff. xi + 31 (ff. 25-31 flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown calf.
Provenance The Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Thame, Oxfordshire (see Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 188), and inscription, f. 24v.
William Forrest, according to Ker, the vicar of Bledlow, near Thame, in 1556 (N. R. Ker, ‘Membra disiecta’, British Museum Quarterly, 12 (1938), 130-35, (pp. 134-35) and inscription ‘liber Guilielmi fforresti’, f. 24). (See also A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford A.D. 1501 to 1540 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974), pp. 209-10, who describes him as a canon of Oseney Cathedral, Oxford, and afterwards rector of Bledlow and chaplain to Queen Mary).
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney's library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes Formerly bound with Burney 246, 285, 295, 341, and 344 (see Neil R. Ker, ‘Membra disiecta’, British Museum Quarterly 12, (1938), 130-35 (pp. 134-35) and f. 24v, for a list of contents of the composite manuscript.
Musical notation: late neumes on staff, Enlgand, late 12th century (ff. 15v-16v)
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. 96-97.

Augustus Hughes-Hughes, Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1906-1965), I, 252.

Robin Flower, ‘Popular Science in Mediaeval Ireland’, Eriu, 60 (1921), 61-67.

M. C. Diaz y Diaz, Index scriptorum latinorum medii aevi hispanorum, pars prior, Acta Salmanticensia: Filosofia y Letras, 13: 1 (Salamanca: University de Salamanca,1958), no. 202.

Manuscripts of Polyphonic Music: 11th - Early 14th Century, ed. by Gilbert Reaney, Répertoire international des sources musicales, BIV 1 (Munich: Henle, 1966), no. Lo 357, pp. 493-94.

B. Munk Olsen, L’Étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, 3 vols (Paris: Éditions du centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1982-1989), I, 460 no. C. 87, 573 no. C.54; II (1985), 44 no. C.75, 87 no. C.7, 100 no. C.1, 144, no. C.65, 541 no. C 50, 730 no. C.95, 855 no. C. 28.

David N. Bell,An Index of Authors and Works in Cistercian Libraries in Great Britain , Cistercian Studies Series, 130 (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1992), pp. 27, 59, 77, 104, 113, 134-35, 204, 215, 221-22.

Birger Munk Olsen, 'The Cistercian and Classical Culture', in La réception de la littérature classique au Moyen Age (IXe-XIIe siècle) (Copenhagen: Museum Tuscalum Press, 1995), 95-131 (pp. 107, 128).

Richard Gameson, The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), no. 363.

Mediaeval Latin Texts and Their Transmission, ed. by Paolo Chiesa and Lucia Castaldi (Florence: SISMEL, 2004), p. 278.

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music, [http://www.diamm.ac.uk] [accessed 08 June 2010] .

Harald Anderson, The Manuscripts of Statius, 3 vols (revised edition: Arlington, Virginia, 2009), I, p. 197, no. 298.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Part  2   ff. 15v-16v
Anonymous Polyphonic sequence 'Amor Patris et Filii', apparently for Whit-Sunday, followed by a 'Benedicamus Domino' and devotion to Julian
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Musical notation

ff. 15v-16
Musical notation

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