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St. Gallen
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Library / Collection
Cod. Sang. 525
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Composite manuscript with, among others, commentary on the hymnal, Vocabularius Ex quo, Speculum humanae salvationis
Parchment and paper · 395 (394) pp. · 30 x 21 cm · 13th/14th century
Latin, German
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Composite manuscript containing mainly theological texts and, as the largest part (pp. 61212), the Vocabularius Ex quo. The remaining works are a commentary on the hymnal, where each verse of a hymn alternates with the corresponding explanation (pp. 156), a short treatise De humani cordis instabilitate (pp. 5760), sermons (pp. 212229, 240268 and 268273), the life of Albert of Trapani (Albertus Siculus) (pp. 230239), the Speculum humanae salvationis (pp. 274335), a short treatise on virtues and vices called Etymachia or Lumen animae (pp. 335345), excerpts from Jerome, Augustine and others (pp. 346368), as well as the Speculum ecclesiae by Hugo de S. Caro (pp. 370391). The latter is written on a parchment palimpsest , the underwriting (“scriptio inferior”) is in Rotunda script. Four red and bleu fleuronné initials from the underwriting have survived (p. 372, 373 and 375). The last pages contain responsories for Christmas (Descendit de celis deus verus), the Feast of Saint Mark (Beatissimus Marcus discipulus) and Commune plurimum martyrum (Viri gloriosi sanguinem fuderunt), and also the Easter trope (Quem queritis) with melodies in square notation on four lines (pp. 392394). The manuscript consists of parchment and paper, sometimes even mixed within one quire. This codex has been at the monastery of St. Gall at least since 1553/64 (library stamp p. 60). (sno)
Standard description:
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 2: Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften, 9.-16. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2008, S. 344-350.
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Additional description:
Additional description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 161.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0525 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 525: Composite manuscript with, among others, commentary on the hymnal, Vocabularius Ex quo, Speculum humanae salvationis (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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13th century, 14th century
Musical Notation:
Musical Notation
Square Notation
15th century
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