Cistercian Westmalle Antiphonary

Probably Cherlieu (France) — 12th century

Cistercian Westmalle Antiphonary

Cistercian Westmalle Antiphonary

12A and 12B (m. 0, 2) Abdij der Trappisten van Westmalle (Westmalle, Belgium)
Alternative Titles:
  • Zisterziensisches Antiphonale von Westmalle
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Short Description

The Trappist Abbey of Westmalle houses the Cistercian Westmalle Antiphonary, which was illuminated ca. 1142-1147. It contains the liturgy of Bernard of Clairvaux in addition to precious traces of the earlier Cistercian chant, unknown until now. This palimpsest has evidence of scraping, rewriting, variants, deletions, displacements, omissions, gaps, fragments, and duplicate pieces. Wear and tear over the centuries have left the antiphonary mutilated, lacerated, sewn up, erased, and scratched.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Zisterziensisches Antiphonale von Westmalle
Date
12th century
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1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Cistercian Westmalle Antiphonary“

L’antiphonaire 12 A-B de Westmalle dans l’histoire du chant cistercien au Xlle siècle Facsimile

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L’antiphonaire 12 A-B de Westmalle dans l’histoire du chant cistercien au Xlle siècle Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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1 volume by Alicia Scarcez
Language: French
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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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