Chorale Directorium

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Chorale Directorium, in an elaborate Italian hand in imitation of print, 14 folios. A collection of the prayers, antiphons, etc., sung on festivals and other occasions by the choir of the Ducal Convent at Venice. On fos 2v and 11v a few prayers are added in another hand. Most headings and a prayer on fo. 10 are in Italian. The headings and most initials are in gilt lettering. Other initials are in green. Each page has a rectangular border in gold or green. The lettering of the title-page (fo. 2) is in gilt. On the title-page are the arms of the Soranzo family of Venice: party per fess, azure and or, a bend of one upon the other, surmounted by a coronet. On fo. 3 is a large gilt initial S on a blue ground within a square gilt frame.

Administrative / Biographical History

The book was written by order of the Lady Cherubina Sorantia.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by S. Gaselee, 1929.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Geographical Names