Graduale Albiense

Probably Abbey of Saint-Michel de Gaillac, Albi (France) — 11th century

Graduale Albiense

Graduale Albiense

Alternative Titles:
  • Graduale di Albi
  • Gradual of Gaillac
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Short Description

The Graduale Albiense is an 11th century gradual originating from France, likely from the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Gaillac near Albi. The main part appears to have been completed in the third quarter of the 11th century with another section added sometime after 1079, when Gaillac was attached to the Abbey of Chaise-Dieu, a subsidiary of the Abbey of Saint-Géraud d'Aurillac, whose influence in the manuscript has been discovered by researchers. The manuscript would have fallen out of use in the 15th century and was thereafter preserved in a local library before coming into the possession of notable bibliophiles like Jean-Baptiste Colbert, a minister of King Louis XIV. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the Aquitaine notation, which preserves and perfectly respects the form of the Gregorian gradual. A drawing of a labyrinth, numerous multicolored decorative initials, and a full-page historiated initial adorn the work.

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Graduale di Albi
Gradual of Gaillac
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11th century
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Il cod. Paris Bibliothèque Nationale de France lat. 776: Graduale di Gaillac Facsimile

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Il cod. Paris Bibliothèque Nationale de France lat. 776: Graduale di Gaillac Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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1 volume by Nino Albarosa, Heinrich Rumphorst and Alberto Turco
Language: Italian
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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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