Sources

This page will provide descriptions and commentary on the sources used in this project.

Breviaries

Antiphonals

Missals

Manchester, Rylands-24
This manuscript is generally very reliable in terms of the indication of B-flat.

To convert from leaf number into page number: multiply by 2 and add 5 for the recto, 6 for the verso. example: 20r = 45
to convert from page number into leaf number: subtract 5 for the recto, 6 for the verso, and divide by 2. example: 50 (verso) = 22v

The following are page numbers
-5: Prayers, in a later hand
-9: Kalendar
-21: Kyriale
-34: Asperges
-37: Advent
-53: Nativity
-75: Septuagesima
-84: Lent
-143: Passion Sunday
-157: Palm Sunday
-181: Maundy Thursday
-209: Easter
-235: Ascension
-241: Pentecost
-287: Dedication
-291: Ordinary of the mass
-295: Credo
-303: . . . series of full page illustrations
-311: Canon
-319: Sanctorale
-329: Purification
-365: Assumption
-371: Nativity of the Virgin
-391: Common of saints
-429: Votive masses
-455: Requiem mass
-473: Sequences (including approximately 27 that are not a regular part of the Sarum missal)

Graduals

Cam-Queens-MS-28. Sarum Gradual.
This gradual also contains a good deal of processional material. This source also contains all of the offertory verses and all of the usual sequences.
-7 Blessing of Salt and Water
-10 Procession, First Sunday in Advent
-14 Credo in unum Deum
-35 Nativity, first mass
-43 Nativity, third mass
-55-56 This leaf, containing the mass for St. Thomas Becket, is a replacement in a later hand for one that was removed.
-191 Easter day
-234: Ascension Day
-243: Pentecost
-261: Trinity
-266: Corpus Christi
-309-310 is a replacement leaf
-320: Dedication
-331: Sanctorale: St. Andrew
-346: Purification
-365: Marginal note indicating the Feast of the Visitation
-369: Marginal note indicating the Feast of the Transfiguration
-373-374 is a replacement leaf
-408: a note: St. Wenefrede in fine libri
-415: Common of saints
-476: Daily mass of the Virgin
-492: Requiem mass
-496: Kyriale
-523-532 are replacement leaves (this scribe seems unable to write the ascending liquescent.)
-528: Feast of the Visitation
-533: Transfiguration
-536: The Name of Jesus
-540: final page with text and music

Petre’s Gradual
-Sir William Petre, d. 1560; his son, the first Lord Petre, was
-Front-matter-1-4: 19th c. English introduction–this may be the original of the article printed in the Downside Review IV (1885):158-167.

To convert from leaf number into page number: multiply by 2 and add 15 for the recto, 16 for the verso. example: 40r = 95
to convert from page number into leaf number: subtract 15 for the recto, 16 for the verso, and divide by 2. example: 60 (verso) = 22v

Bar-lines within the opening phrases of sequences appear to indicate the point at which the choir joins in with the leader.

The following are folio numbers
-1r (17): the Ms begins in the middle of the sequence for the first Sunday in Advent.
-13r (41): Third mass of Christmas
-26v (58): Epiphany
-62r (139): Easter
-76v (168): Ascension
-79r (173): Pentecost
-85v (186): Trinity
-111r (237): Sanctorale
-142: Wenefrede added in the margin
-145r: Common of saints
-167r: Mass of the Virgin
-170r: Requiem mass
-173r: Kyriale
-183r: supplementary sequences: 1) Deum unum adoremus, 2) Trinitatis in laude, 3) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, 4) Summe regis in honore, 5) Magne lucem claritatis
-185r-186v: miscellaneous material not connected directly with the main text.