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Description This manuscript contains liturgical music to be sung during processions. It is exceptional because of its "album" format (10 x 14.5 cm), which is in part the result of a severe cropping of the folios. The book was made in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century in Germany. Its continued use is evident from the seventeenth- or eighteenth-century addition of paper folios containing prayers and music. Music is written in Gothic notation on three five-line staves per folio. The first folio is illuminated with a foliate initial for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin.
  • Music in Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Margaret W. Hodges, United States, before 1977 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1977, by gift.
Credit Gift of Margaret W. Hodges, 1977

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late 15th-early 16th century, with 18th century additions
ink and pigments on medium to thin parchment covered with late seventeeth- or eighteenth-century brown leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 3 5/8 × W: 5 9/16 in. (9.2 × 14.2 cm)
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