B-Gu Ms 15 #051

chantf. 25r

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 25 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. We are at the end of the antiphons for the first nocturn of the matins of St Stephen, followed by the first, second and third responsories of (obviously) the same matins. Beautiful S with mysteriously not fully coloured top half. There are several proofs (again) that this capital was made after text and music. (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #050

chantf. 24v

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 24 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this episode one can find the Processional antiphons BMV. These antiphons are also to be used on Marian Vespers, with Magnificat, up until Purification (2 February).

Start of Matins Stephen (the First Martyr, 26 December) with the invitatorium combining Christmas and Stephen theme and six antiphons of first nocturn. (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #048

chantf. 23v

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 23 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. The folio has the end of tertiam. One can find the “rubric: procession BM, towards claustrum with Verbum caro (with verse and repetition), navi R Descendit, on (re)arrival of choir ant Hodie and other instructions on appropriate hierarchy of commemorations (Marian vs Stephen, John, innocent), and finally again R Verbum, this time without verse. (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #047

chantf. 23r

In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 23 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. Third, fourth and fifth antiphon of Lauds of Christmas. Antiphon Parvulus amended. Pencil scratching in right margin. New verse of the R Benedictus (some sources have this verse with the R Benedictus, most have V Lapidem quem reprobaverunt, cf. Antiphonaire de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés 1101-1125). (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #046

chantIn this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 22 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. We are at the last stages of Matins with responsories Verbum (versus Gloria) and Descendit (with stage direction ‘In navi ecclesiae’). “C major” in versus Tamque sponsus. We arrive at the start of Christmas Lauds with altered Quem vidistis antiphon (see Klosterneuburg 1000s, or Paris breviary 1200s) and at the end of Christmas Matins: Liber Generationis, and Te Deum (see Paris rubric). (mais…)

B-Gu Ms 15 #45

chantIn this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 22 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. We are still in Christmas matins, towards the end, with the responsories “Confirmatum est”, with verse; “Te laudant angeli”, with verse. A beautiful V capital of famous responsory “Verbum caro”. Rearrangement of the “Verbum caro” (shortening the verse, which on the following page is an extended doxology) (Cf. this “Verbum” with the “Verbum” in Tongeren B-To olv 063). (mais…)