Antiphoner (Spanish)

Scope and Content

Leaf, foliated LXX in a late 16th century hand, from an Antiphoner, containing part of the office for the Commemoration of St Paul (30 Jun). Written in Spain (or possibly Italy) in the late 16th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

An antiphoner is a liturgical book containing antiphons, the sung portions of the Divine office, both texts and notation. Such books were often of a large format, to be used by a choir.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Music Library in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

525 x 337 mm. Square notation on staves of 5 lines ruled in red; 6 lines of text and notation on each side. Strapwork initial B in black, initial T in red with violet ornament; rubricated.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Given by Mr. E.A. Kennedy in 1946.

Geographical Names