Graduale Sarisburiense

(London :  B. Quaritch,  1894.)



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                                     PART   II

    THE British Museum MS. Add. 12,194 consisted originally of sixteen quires of twelve

      leaves each, written  at the beginning of the  Xlllth Century: the  third quire had

added  to it an additional  leaf to supply some omissions  (it  is  pp. 61, 62) :  but in the

course of years  some  portions  of the MS.  have  been  lost.

    The first  eleven  quires contained the Gradual proper,  and this is the part  reproduced

here: the  four quires  which  followed contained  the  Sequences and the Ordinary, but  of

them  only  two  quires  and two leaves are  left  (XIV,  XV,  and two  leaves of  XVI).

    The  Gradual  itself  has  also suffered  the loss  of  some  leaves,  viz.  the  following,

fifteen in number :—

    I.  1  before p.  1 : I.  9  after  p.  14: I.  12 after  p.  18:

    VI. 1  after p.  116:  VI. 12  after  p.  136:

    VII. 3  after p. 140: VIII.  5  after p.  166  &  VIII.  n  &   12  after p.  176:

    IX. 3  & 4  after p.  180:  IX.  9  after  p.  188:

    X.  1  after  p.  194 :  X.  3  after  p.  196 :  X.  7 after p. 202.

    Their place is  supplied   by  pages  reproduced from Brit.  Mus.   MS.  Add.  17,001,

numbered plates A—M (these  are  somewhat  reduced  in  size : the MS.  measures  16^

by n# inches) and from  Bodl.  MS. Rawl.  Liturg. d 3, numbered  plates  a—z.

     The Ordinary is  reproduced  from  Brit. Mus.  Lansd: 462   on  plates  1—19,  but

considerably smaller: the  MS. measures  20 by ip/i incnes-

     The Sequences  are   not included  in this  publication except  incidentally  on  plates

F and  M.

     This MS. is the earliest of the_known^Sarum Graduals,  and differs in several respects

from  those of a later type.  The date of it is  fixed within a  few years, for the MS. has the

festival of St. Machutus (1203) but not that of the Translation  of  St. Thomas  (1219)  and

the entry on p. 184 leaves no doubt that it  represents  the Sarum  use of  that time.

     The main details  in  which  it differs  from later  Sarum Graduals are pointed  out

below  (see  the annotations to  pp.  34,  118,  120, 136,  144 of the facsimile),  but  it  differs

also  in  certain general features :

     (1) In having the outline and  in many cases the full music for the processions  before

Mass.   The   Processional  did not yet exist  as a separate book:  the  ordinary  procession

consisted in the main  of  Responds  or Antiphons  taken from  Mattins  or  Evensong:  for

these  it was  only  necessary to refer (as  this MS. does)  to the Antiphonal:  the  remaining

Antiphons, Hymns,  etc.,   which  are peculiar to  the   processions,  are as  a  rule  given

 in full  in  this  MS.,  so  that  it formed  the complement to  the Antiphonal  so  far as
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