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Item No: mcai180111
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial U with St. Cecilia playing the organ and being crowned by an angel
Notes: This initial begins a chant likely sung during the celebrations of the feast of St. Cecilia, a second-century virgin martyr who in the late Middle Ages became the patron saint of church music. According to her legend, Cecilia was forced to marry. At her wedding, she heard in her heart a hymn of love for Christ, her true spouse, instead of the profane music of the ceremony. This account led to her association with music. She is often shown playing the organ, as she is in this initial.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1588139
Country: Country:Netherlands

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 154 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 18:11

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