Cistercian Antiphoners from Morimondo Abbey

Cistercian Antiphoners from Morimondo Abbey Facsimile Edition

Italy — 12th century

One of the best and oldest witnesses of the medieval antiphonaries used by the Cistercian Order: this specimen was created in the Cistercian Abbey of Sancte Marie de Morimondo in the Diocese of Milan ca. 1175

  1. An antiphonary is a liturgical book used by a choir and contains antiphons or short chants used in the liturgy

  2. Although antiphonaries vary from region to region, this specimen adheres to the General Roman Calendar

  3. This manuscript contains chants for the sanctorale, which consists of fixed feasts like Christmas and saints’ days

Cistercian Antiphoners from Morimondo Abbey

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  2. Facsimile Editions (2)
Description
Cistercian Antiphoners from Morimondo Abbey

This manuscript represents one of the best and oldest witnesses of the medieval antiphonaries used by the Cistercian Order. An antiphonary is a liturgical book used by a choir and contains antiphons or short chants used in various parts of the liturgy and varied from region to region during the Middle Ages. This particular specimen is designed for the sanctorale, one of two main cycles of the liturgical year according to the General Roman Calendar, the other being the temporale. The sanctorale consists of fixed feasts like Christmas and saints’ days while the temporale, as its name suggests, consists of movable feasts such as Pentecost. Identified on fol. 202v as Liber sancte mariae de morimundo mediolan[ensis] dioccesis, this specimen was created in the Cistercian Abbey of Sancte Marie de Morimondo in the Diocese of Milan ca. 1175. Founded in 1134 as a daughter house of Morimond Abbey near Dijon, its name means “die to the world”.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Zisterziensisches Antiphonale aus der Abtei Morimondo
Antiphonaire Cistercien
Origin
Italy
Date
12th century
Style
Language

Available facsimile editions:
Cistercian Antiphoners from Morimondo Abbey – N. A. Lat. 1410-1412 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France) Facsimile Edition
Maison des Sciences de l'homme et de la société de Poitiers – Paris, 1998
Facsimile Editions

#1 Un Antiphonaire Cistercien pour le Sanctoral

CTHS – Paris, 1999

Publisher: CTHS – Paris, 1999
Commentary: 1 volume by Claire Maître
Language: French
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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#2 Un Antiphonaire Cistercien pour le Temporal

Commentary: 1 volume by Claire Maître
Language: French
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
Price Category: € (under 1,000€)
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