Item No: mcai650471
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial C with St. Cecilia
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of St. Cecilia (Nov. 22), "Cantantibus organis cecilia domino decantabat dicens" (While the organs played, Cecilia sang to the Lord).
Lewis E M 65:1-78 were once thought to have come from a single manuscript associated with the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl in Austria. It has been determined, however, that the leaves are from a number of separate manuscripts and were likely produced by a team of scribes and artists at the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Melk.
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Lewis E M 65:1-78