“Ye fainthearted, take courage and fear not:
behold our God will come, and will save us.”
Recto: Five lines of music written on parchment in square neumes on red-ruled five-line staves with a key signature. Rubrics in red. The accompanying text is written in Latin in a refined gothic rotunda bookhand. One very fine illuminated initial - “D” - in red, with extensive internal and external decorative blue penwork, with flourishes of leaves and flowers continuing into the left and bottom margins. A number - XVI - in red in the top margin.See images below
Verso: As Recto with an equally fine illuminated initial ‘R’ in blue with extensive and delicate red penwork. A catchword “plu” in the bottom margin.
Date: c. 1500
Content: The leaf includes part of the Gregorian chant for communion for the third Sunday in Advent. The illuminated initial ‘D’ begins the chant which is taken from Isaiah 35:4: Dicite: pusillanimes, confortamini, et nolite timere, ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos.
(Say: Ye fainthearted, take courage and fear not: behold our God will come, and will save us.)
Condition: The Recto of this leaf is in very good condition with the expected marking from page-turning, browning and surface dirt. Verso has a slight degree of ink loss, but the text & music notation remains perfectly legible. The illuminated initials are in fine condition. The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.
Size: Size of leaf: approx. 530x380mm. Text and music area : approx. 410x300 mm. Presented in a museum quality mat, ready to frame. Contact us for further images of this leaf.
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Item No: MMU 031