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Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso

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Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso, Codice I
Parchment · I + 177 + II-III ff. · 52.8 x 37.5 cm · Northern Italy · 14th century (first decade)
Graduale Fratrum Minorum

A Franciscan Gradual written and illuminated in northern Italy (Padua or Bologna), dateable to the first decade of the 14th century. The manuscript was used in the Franciscan cloister of St. Francis of Locarno, which received it together with the antiphonaries de tempore Codice II and Codice III as well as the antiphonary de sanctis Codice IV on the occasion of the re-dedication of the church in 1316. At the end of the text (fol. 181r) is a Praefatio (Statutum pro libris choralibus scribendis), which would normally be placed at the beginning, containing the guidelines for editing choral books for the order. On the last page Brother Giacomo di Rastelli Orelli transcribed some records concerning the cloister: a note about the provision of the library cabinets, the dedication document from the year 1316, and a note about a donation for the purchase of liturgical paraphernalia. (ber)

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Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso, Codice II
Parchment · I-II + 162 + III ff. · 54.0 x 38.4 cm · Northern Italy · 14th century (first decade)
Antiphonarium de tempore (I)

This Antiphonary contains the first part of the Proprium de Tempore (from the eve of the first Sunday of Advent to the fifth Sunday after Epiphany) and a selection of holy days from the Proprium Sanctorum (from St. Andrew’s eve to the Annunciation) for use by the Fransciscans. Written and illuminated in northern Italy (Padua or Bologna), is dateable to the first decade of the 14th century. The manuscript was used in the Franciscan cloister of St. Francis in Locarno, which received it together with the Gradual and the Antiphonaries de tempore Codice III and de sanctis Codice IV on the occasion of the re-dedication of the church in 1316. (ber)

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Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso, Codice III
Parchment · I + 207 + II ff. · 54.7 x 37.7 cm · Northern Italy · 14th century (first decade)
Antiphonarium de tempore (II)

This Antiphonary contains the second part of the Temporale (from the eve of Septuagesima Sunday through the first Sunday in the November calendar) for use by the Franciscans. Written and illuminated in northern Italy (Padua or Bologna), is dateable to the first decade of the 14th century. The manuscript was used in the Franciscan cloister of St. Francis in Locarno, which received it together with the Gradual and the Antiphonaries de tempore Codice II and de Sanctis Codice IV on the occasion of the re-dedication of the church in 1316. (ber)

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Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso, Codice IV
Parchment · 167 ff. · 54.0 x 38.5 cm · Northern Italy · 14th century (first decade)
Antiphonarium in festivitatibus sanctorum

This Antiphonary contains songs for saints’ days, the Office of the Dead, and an Office for Anthony of Padua. It was written and illuminated in northern Italy (Padua or Bologna) and is dateable to the first decade of the 14th century. The manuscript was used in the Franciscan cloister of St. Francis in Locarno, which received it together with the Gradual and the Antiphonaries de tempore Codice II and II Codice III on the occasion of the re-dedication of the church in 1316. The front pastedown had a sheet of paper affixed to it, detached during the most recent restoration, on which both sides contained an annotated plan for a "rivellino", a type of bulwark normally found in fortifications. (ber)

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