Medieval and early modern liturgical books
May 27, 2009 7:26 PM   Subscribe

Graduel à l'usage de Saint-Dié digitizes a French gradual (choir music for the Mass) created in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century. For more information about what's what, see the handy definitions offered by the British Library or Celebrating the Liturgy's Books.

A number of other beautiful liturgical manuscripts are now online. (Note: many sites are in French or German.)
posted by thomas j wise (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks a lot !
posted by nicolin at 4:32 AM on May 28, 2009

awesome! Is there one of Torino J.II.9 kicking around (a.k.a. the Franco-Cypriot manuscript)? That had some awesome ars nova music in it, but I've been away from a library that has the (gorgeous) facsimile.
posted by LMGM at 6:21 AM on May 28, 2009

LMGM: here, although it's not exactly high-res. (via)
And thanks thomas j wise; your posts are always excellent!
posted by peacay at 7:38 AM on May 28, 2009

posted by languagehat at 8:12 AM on May 28, 2009

thx peacay! I notice that they keep the resolution low enough that you'll still need to visit the archives if you want to transcribe something from it. I would hold it against them, except that it helps justify a research trip to Turin (if I were working on this codex).
posted by LMGM at 4:00 PM on May 29, 2009

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