Gradual. IE TCD MS 100

Gradual. IE TCD MS 100

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 100
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • Maastricht, Netherlands
Date Created
  • between approximately 1430-1469
Physical extent
  • 440mm x 300mm (400mm x 315mm)
  • 165 folios
  • IE TCD MS 100, a gradual; dating from around 1430-1469. Folios 1-165v: Gradual, winter portion (a companion volume would have contained the summer portion), with music ('Analecta Hymnica Medii Aeui', edd. G.M. Dreves et al., Leipzig 1886-1922, repr. (New York and London, 1961), 55 volumes, 54:167, 55:300-301, with use of TCD MS 100). W.H. Frere, 'Bibliotheca Latina Mediae Et Infirmae Aetatis', (Florence, 1858-1859), 6 volumes, number 728, thinks that this gradual is from the monastery of Saint Anthony at Maastricht.Folios 1-2v: (1)(2) Leaves bound in, each with music: 1rv: (1) Ordinary of the mass. This leaf foliated ccxiii in red by a mediaeval hand. 2rv: (2) Grates nunc omnes reddamus domino deo qui sua natiuitate nos liberauit de diabolica potestate and the accompanying musical notation were added in 15/16th century upon two staves which had already been drawn: the rest of 2rv is occupied by similar staves without words or notation. Folios 3-7v: (3) Words and music additional to the main body of IE TCD MS 100. Includes music in honour of Blessed Virgin Mary (3-4v) and the dead (4v-6), for Saint Martin (6v-7), for Asperges me domine ysopo (7rv), and for dedication of church (7v). Folios 8-100v: (4) Temporale, beg. slightly imperf. (first Sunday in Advent - Holy Saturday): rideant me inimici mei. The first surviving leaf of (4) is foliated ii by a mediaeval hand. Loss of one leaf also after 78v (mediaeval foliation leaps from lxxii to lxxiiii, and the catchwords suis dicens Ite do not match the opening words cui throni et dominaciones of 79); loss of two leaves after 99v (mediaeval foliation leaps from xciiii to xcvii and the text jumps from Ihesus Christus dominus to expoliauit Egipcios). On 39 Domine cancelled with red stroke through the word and with uacat, and music is lacking for the rest of the verse (39v), which is a repeat of previous text. Folios 100v-107v: (5) Sanctorale, beg. imperf. after first heading (vigil of Andrew, 29 November - vigil of John the Baptist, 23 June): In uigilia sancti Andree apl (followed by loss of leaf of text after 100v: mediaeval foliation jumps from xcvii to xcix). -sa est, Lucie uirg. Dilexisti. Kyrie de uirginibus. (5) includes directions for feasts of Servatius (107), Odulph (107). 108rv. (6) Dedication of church. Folios 109-128v: (7) Common of saints. Folios 129-132v: (8) Special masses: in honour of Blessed Virgin Mary from Purification to Easter (129-130v); for the dead (130v-132v). Folios 133-144v: (9) Ordinary of the mass. Folios 144v-163v: (10) Additional words and music for Christmas (144v-148), Stephen (148-149), John (149-150), Innocents (150rv), Epiphany and its octave (150v-152), Blessed Virgin Mary from Christmas to Purification (152rv), Agnes (152v-154), Conversion of Paul (154-155), Purification (155-156v), Barbara (156v-158), Nicholas (158rv), dedication of church (158v-159), Apostles (159rv), Martyrs (159v-160v), Confessor (160v-161v), Virgin (161v), Antony hermit (162-163v). 164rv is blank except for staves, on the first of which is musical notation in pencil. Folios 165rv: (11) Leaf bound in. The leaf, foliated with ccxix by a mediaeval hand, contains musical settings for the Sanctus, Agnus dei, and Benedictus Marie filius. On 165 a note (16th century): Nota quod ordinarius dicit sequentiam cantandam de quolibet sancto cuius nomen est insertum in canone item quolibet sa qui habet proprias laudes. Dimensions: 440 x 300 (400 x 315) mm. Script: Single hand and the addition as indicated. Layout: 10 lines and music (Hufnagel notation). Collation analysis: 1, i(6) (lacks 6) ii(8) (lacks 1) iii-x(8) xi(8) (lacks 1) xii(8) xiii(8) (lacks 7-8) xiv(10) (lacks 2) xv-xviii(8) xix(6) xx(8) xxi(10)+1. Catchwords in the form of long phrases, e.g. Domine de manu peccatoris (85v). Decoration: Partial borders red and blue (and green on 109). Initials red and blue with elaborate flourishes (foliage and vine-stem motifs) in red and green; other initials red with flourishes in green and brown; still other initials blue or red (initials on 25v and 102 in red with lavender flourishes; initials on 101 and 105v in blue with red flourishes). Calligraphic initials sometimes flourished with head (e.g. 3v, 122, 126v). Capitals marked with red. Lines of staves are in red. 15th/16th and 16th-century notes.
  • Mediaeval binding of leather, blind-stamped with cross-hatching, over wooden boards, metal bosses at centre and corners of front cover (the central boss emerges from a metal floral motif), two bosses survive on lower cover, metal clasps; tab at 109 (common of saints), parchment string-like bookmarks: one of these is attached to one of four holes in a small piece of leather which sticks out from the codex.
  • Former shelfmark: Lyon: L.1.12
Related url
  • For IE TCD MS 100 see see W.H. Frere et al.,'Bibliotheca Musico-Liturgica', Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, 1901-1932, 2 volumes, no. 728; 'Analecta Hymnica Medii Aeui', edd. G.M. Dreves et al., (Leipzig 1886-1922), repr. (New York and London, 1961), 55 volumes, 54:167, 55:301.
Finding aid
  • W.H. Frere, 'Bibliotheca Latina Mediae Et Infirmae Aetatis', (Florence, 1858-1859), 6 volumes, number 728, thinks that this gradual is from the monastery of Saint Anthony at Maastricht.
  • This digitisation work was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Resource type
  • ink
  • colored ink
  • leather
Digital Object Id
  • MS100_001
  • b204375174


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