Codex Albensis

Title:
Codex Albensis
Library:
Universitätsbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
GRAZ, Austria
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Nr. 211
Alternate Names:
Antiphonarium Albense --
Origin:
Stuhlweissenburg (=Alba), Hungary
Dimensions:
160 folios -- ca. 250 x 180 mm.
Date Description:
First half of the 12th century
Content:
Benedictine antiphonary for the whole of the ecclesiastical year -- Sanctorale is incorporated in the Temporale -- note: folios are very uneven and there are many holes in the parchment --
Hand:
Late Caroline minuscule [Carolingian minuscule], with some traces of Gothic in the capitals -- Some red initials in Capitalis Rustica [rustic capital] and Uncial --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Ornamented intial (fol 1r) -- pen-and-ink drawing of hound chasing hare by tree (23v) -- pen-and-ink drawing representing Hungarian minstrels “caroling” on the second day of Christmas (fols. 27v-28r: at the feast of the martyr St. Stephen) -- pen-and-ink drawing of a sitting donkey (fol 88r) -- many of the lower margins have been cut out, may have contained drawings
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Hesburgh Library Music Collection (2nd Floor) M 2147 XII A5 1963
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, color, full-size photographic reproduction of the entire manuscript -- narrow white margins surrounding each page --
Series:
Monumenta hungariae musica I
Publication Date:
1963
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary
Publisher:
Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt and Akadémiai Kiadó
Printer:
Facsimile: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria -- Text: Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest
Notes:
Editors: Zoltán Falvy, László Mezey On pp. 167-170: Summary in English of the German introduction -- commentary on the pen-and-ink drawings on pp. 96-99 -- list of initia grouped by Antiphonae, Responsoria and Invitatoria (pp. 103-166) -- There are two copies of this facsimile, both under the above call number. They only differ on the title pages.
Type of Text:
antiphonary, chant, liturgical, religious