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Hermannus, Augiensis (1013-1054)
This small-format paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel is mostly by the hand of the librarian Georg Carpentarius, who for the sake of daily spiritual exercises compiled prayers for various occasions, hymns, meditations and other theological texts. Among the identifiable authors are great ones such as Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux, as well as lesser known names such as Basilius Phrisius. Two colored prints are glued in the covers: St. George with the dragon (front pastedown) and the Mass of St. Gregory (back pastedown).
Online Since: 12/14/2018
- Adamus, de Sancto Victore (Author) | Alantsee, Ambrosius (Author) | Albertus, Magnus (Author) | Anselm von Canterbury (Author) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | Carpentarii, Georgius (Scribe) | Carpentarii, Georgius (Librarian) | Cyprianus, Thascius Caecilius (Author) | Dorlandus, Petrus (Author) | Erasmus, Desiderius (Author) | Gennadius, Scholarius (Author) | Gregorius I, Papa (Author) | Hermannus, Augiensis (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Author) | Hieronymus, Sophronius Eusebius (Author) | Hugo, de Sancto Victore (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Mechthild, von Hackeborn (Author) | Paulus, Diaconus (Author) | Phrisius, Basilius (Author) | Robert I., France, Roi (Author) | Thomas, de Aquino (Author) Found in: Standard description
The fragments assembled in this collection were removed from their previous volumes by P. Gall Morel in 1858 and bound together into this volume in 1860. They consist of fragments from sequences (two volumes), hymn melodies (such as those still sung to this day in Einsiedeln), three Gloria melodies (the third of which is attributed to Pope Leo IX), three liturgical plays as well as the Novem modi by Hermannus. This manuscript is important to music history, as it is the first instance in Einsiedeln where the neumes are set upon four (incised) staff lines; the form used here represents the Alemannic choral dialect.
Online Since: 11/04/2010
A total of eight manuscripts, written and illuminated in St. Gall in the period between 1022 and 1036 for Sigebert, Bishop of Minden (1022-1036), have survived until today. They are a complete group of liturgical manuscripts consisting of a sacramentary, an epistolary, an evangeliary, a gradual, a tropary-sequentiary, a gradual-hymnal, a hymnal and the Ordo missae. This tropary-sequentiary contains a drawing of the author Notker Balbulus (about 840-912) in the sequentiary part on f. 144r. He is depicted as the writer of his sequence Sancti Spiritus Assit nobis gratia and is represented with a saint's halo. In 1683 the manuscript became part of the library of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, and later of the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek). Along with other manuscripts (among others the Epistolary), it was evacuated to safety during World War II and today is held as a deposit in Krakow.
Online Since: 12/17/2015