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Bibliothèque Cantonale de Porrentruy (Switzerland)
Graduel de Bellelay
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Notation Species :
Early Date >=
Late Date <=
Date Description :
12th century, before circa 1160
Short Description of the Source :
Graduale: ms contains the complete repertory of the Mass (ordinary and proper) for the temporale and sanctorale. Ms was used by the Prémontrés (Premonstratensian) community of regular canons at Bellelay; it is mentioned as being there in around A.D. 1160.
height suggests pitch
clef fixes the semitone
Source has pitch letters
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Hierarchical Place of Origin
(country, region, monastery) :
Burgundia, Jura region [Switzerland]: near Basel (Abbatia a Bellelay).
Peculiarities in the Source,
or problems in the metadata :
Abbaye Bellelay, founded in 1136, was suppressed by civil authorities of Basel in 1797, and its books sold. This ms survived. Images of the entire ms (362 pages of notation) are online, navigable from all Images or via index. Imaged at 110 million pixels.
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