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Author Hughes, Andrew, 1937-2013.

Title Medieval manuscripts for Mass and office : a guide to their organization and terminology / Andrew Hughes
Edition First paperback edition
Published Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xl, 470 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Preface to the Paperback Edition""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Supplement to the Paperback Edition""; ""Symbols""; ""Introduction""; ""Music""; ""Paradigms""; ""Terminology""; ""History""; ""1 The Liturgical Time""; ""THE YEAR""; ""Temporale and Sanctorale""; ""Advent and Christmas""; ""Epiphany to Palm Sunday""; ""Holy Week and Easter""; ""Trinity and the summer""; ""The ferias and fasts""; ""THE DAY""; ""The offices""; ""Mass and Chapter""; ""Other ceremonies""; ""2 The Textual and Musical Forms""; ""Prayers""; ""Readings""; ""Psalmody""
""Advent""""The Vigil and Christmas Day""; ""Christmas to Lent""; ""Lent to Easter""; ""Easter to Trinity""; ""Saints""; ""The initials""; ""Trinity to Advent: the summer Sundays""; ""Saints""; ""The initials""; ""SPECIAL ANTIPHONALS""; ""BREVIARIES""; ""Initial schemes and formulas for the services""; ""Advent to Christmas""; ""Christmas to Epiphany""; ""Epiphany to Septuagesima""; ""Septuagesima to Lent""; ""Lent to Easter""; ""Easter to Trinity""; ""The summer weeks""; ""THE PSALTER AND HYMNAL""; ""The Psalter""; ""The Choir Psalter""; ""The Hymnal""
""Lessons: summary""""6 Liturgical Books: Content and Format""; ""Capital letters and initials""; ""Music""; ""Stave (or staff)""; ""Clefs""; ""Note symbols, neumes""; ""The Modes""; ""The Tonary, Tonale""; ""The Invitatorium""; ""Summary""; ""The books""; ""7 Mass Books""; ""GRADUALS""; ""Advent""; ""Christmas to Lent""; ""Lent to Advent""; ""MISSALS""; ""The Kyriale and Ordo misse""; ""The Kyriale""; ""The Ordo""; ""THE SANCTORALE AND COMMON OF SAINTS""; ""Other sections""; ""GRADUALS AND MISSALS AS COMPLETE BOOKS""; ""8 Office Books""; ""ANTIPHONALS""; ""The initials""; ""Advent Sunday""
""Psalms""""Canticles""; ""Direct psalmody""; ""Refrains""; ""Responsorial psalmody""; ""Antiphonal psalmody""; ""Independent antiphons""; ""Invitatory, aspersion, introit, offertory, communion""; ""Tracts and hymnus trium puerorum""; ""Hymns and sequences""; ""Creeds""; ""Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus""; ""Dialogues, benedictions, preces""; ""Musical styles and liturgical contexts""; ""3 Proper and Common""; ""4 The Offices""; ""The Psalms""; ""Deus in adiutorium""; ""MATINS""; ""The preliminary items""; ""The nocturns: psalmody and preces""; ""The nocturns: benedictions and readings""
""The nocturns: responsories and Te Deum""""LAUDS""; ""VESPERS""; ""COMPLINE""; ""THE LITTLE HOURS""; ""5 Mass""; ""MASS ON SUNDAYS, FEASTS, AND FASTS""; ""The Fore-Mass""; ""The preparation ceremonies""; ""The opening preces""; ""The introit to collect""; ""The readings, responsorial chants, and Credo""; ""The Eucharist""; ""The Offertory and oblation prayers""; ""The Preface""; ""The Canon, Embolism, and Communion cycle""; ""Communion to dismissal""; ""Ceremonies after Mass""; ""FERIAL MASSES""; ""MASSES WITH EXTRA LESSONS""; ""Within the service""; ""Before the service""
Summary Many books discuss the theology and doctrine of the medieval liturgy: there is no dearth of information on the history of the liturgy, the structure and development of individual services, and there is much discussion of specific texts, chants, and services. No book, at least in English, has struggled with the difficulties of finding texts, chants, or other material in the liturgical manuscripts themselves, until the publication of Medieval Manuscripts for Mass and Office in 1982. Encompassing a period of several centuries, ca 1200-1500, this book provides solutions for such endeavours. Although by this period the basic order and content of liturgical books were more or less standardized, there existed hundreds of different methods of dealing with the internal organisation and the actual writing of the texts and chants on the page. Generalization becomes problematic; the use of any single source as a typical example for more than local detail is impossible. Taking for granted the user's ability to read medieval scripts, and some codicological knowledge, Hughes begins with the elementary material without which the user could not proceed. He describes the liturgical year, season, day, service, and the form of individual items such as responsory or lesson, and mentions the many variants in terminology that are to be found in the sources. The presentation of individual text and chant is discussed, with an emphasis on the organisation of the individual column, line, and letter. Hughes examines the hitherto unexplored means by which a hierarchy of initial and capital letters and their colours are used by the scribes and how this hierarchy can provide a means by which the modern researcher can navigate through the manuscripts. Also described in great detail are the structure and contents of Breviaries, Missals, and the corresponding books with music. This new edition updates the bibliography and the new preface by Hughes presents his recent thoughts about terminology and methods of liturgical abbreviation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-389) and indexes
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Subject Liturgics -- History -- Sources.
Liturgies -- Manuscripts -- History.
Liturgies -- Manuscripts -- Terminology.
Liturgies, Early Christian -- History -- Sources.
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282045784
144267718X (electronic bk.)
9781442677180 (electronic bk.)