Graduale – Notkeri Sequentiae

Einsiedeln (Switzerland) — Ca. 960–970

Graduale – Notkeri Sequentiae

Graduale – Notkeri Sequentiae

Alternative Titles:
  • Graduale und Sequenzen Notkers von St. Gallen
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Short Description

The Graduale – Notkeri Sequentiae is the oldest document of occidental music and originated in the scriptorium of Einsiedeln Abbey between 960 and 970. Still stored in the Benedictine monastery’s library today, it contains a completely preserved Mass antiphonary with neumes and various additions such as Hallelujah verses, Antiphons, and Psalm verses for the Communion Antiphons. The manuscript is adorned by initials illuminated in minimum (lead tetroxide or red lead), gold, and silver. Since the mass antiphonary is complete, the manuscript is still important for Gregorian studies today. The second part of the codex contains the Libyer Ymnorum, the Sequences of the musician by poet Notker the Stammerer (also called Notker the Poet or Notker of St. Gall), written most likely for the third abbot of the cloister, Gregor the Englishman.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Graduale und Sequenzen Notkers von St. Gallen
Size / Format
300 pages / 16.0 × 10.5 cm
Date
Ca. 960–970
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Codex 121 Einsiedeln: Graduale und Sequenzen Notkers von St. Gallen Facsimile

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Codex 121 Einsiedeln: Graduale und Sequenzen Notkers von St. Gallen Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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1 volume by Odo Land and Gunilla Björkvall
Language: German
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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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