Original Antique Vellum Antiphonary Music Sheet, circa 16th Century, Item B, 68cm

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Original Antique Vellum Antiphonary Music Sheet, circa 16th Century, Item B.

We have recently acquired a small collection of original vellum music notation
leaves known as antiphonary. These contain the musical score and latin chants
used in religious choral chanting in the Roman faith. This would include the
music known as Gregorian chants, which many people will be familiar with.

The sheets are of large size, enabling multiple choristers to view the music
at once and are in handwritten manuscript form on vellum, with decorated

They contain text in Latin and the 5 stave musical notation with square style
notes of the time.

Each sheet is a unique slice of history with its manuscript form providing a
unique document. All sheets are in double sided manuscript.

Exact age and origin is unknown, but circa 16th Century.

Provenance: Private Scottish collection.


Each sheet is approximately 68cm high x 53cm wide (27 inches x 21 inches).

Item B:

Side 1 carries 7 lines of musical notation along with black ink Latin script
and additional red ink text block in lower right. Verso, the musical notation
continues with additional red and black ink script adjoining a decorated red
initial on the right.


Due to size, these will be delivered by courier - they will be gently rolled
so as not to cause any damage. Conventional Royal Mail postage would require
them to be rolled too tightly to fit size constraints.

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