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Gradual from Maundy Thursday to the vigil of Pentecost. Illuminated manuscript on parchment. Five lines of text and music: text in Latin and music in plainsong notation, red, four-line staves with black neumes. Many pages contain decorated initials...
Maundy Thursday (cont.). Communion "Dominus Jesus postquam coenavit" (concl.). Red rubrics indicate the conclusion of the Mass, stripping of the altar, the washing of feet, and instructions for the Antiphons and Psalms that accompany.
Maundy Thursday (cont.). Gradual "Christus factus est pro nobis" (cont.). Red rubrics, "Credo in unum Deum", indicate Credo is to be chanted. Red "off" indicates Offertory "Dextera Domini fecit virtutem". Versal: large illuminated initial "D".
Maundy Thursday (cont.). Antiphon "In diebus illis" (concl.). Red "an" indicates Antiphon "Maria ergo unxit pedes Jesu" [now associated with Feast of St. Mary Magdelene; compare to Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale 'Augusta', Ms 2787, fol. 174v, and...
Maundy Thursday (cont.). Antiphon "Postquam surrexit Dominus a coena" (concl.). Red "ps" indicates Psalm verse. Red "a" indicates Antiphon "Dominus Jesus"; antiphon is abbreviated to just these two words. Versal: small initial "D".
Thursday after Easter (cont.). Introit "Victricem manum tuam" (concl.). Rubrics indicate that the Gradual antiphon is "Haec dies" [on folio 79]. Gradual verse "Lapidem quem reprobaverunt". Versal: large initial "L".