Birgittine Manuscripts in Uppsala University Library Online!

June 8th, 2017 by Karin Strinnholm Lagergren

Since shortly, a number of liturgical manuscripts in the C-collection in Uppsala University Library are acceeesible online and FREE TO DOWNLOAD and to be used freely! Below a list if these manuscripts. The are found in the database Alvin https://www.alvin-portal.org and searchable by manuscript siglum or simply click the links below. They will form an important part of my own research, but would be more than happy if they could be useful also for others. The complete C collection is catalogued and accessible online here: http://bilder.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/hs//kataloge-HSA.htm#Uppsala

Uppsala University Library (Vadstena Abbey Library)

The C-collection contains in total 935 manuscripts. Not all of these are liturgical, but this list below includes notated (with few exceptions) manuscripts for use in the Birgittine liturgy, both brothers and sisters.

Introit to Mass ‘Salve sancta parens’ – the daily Mass for the Birgittine sisters. Uppsala University Library ms 501, 31r.

A. Manuscripts from the Linköping diocese

C 422 – Antiphonarium et hymnarium Lincopense

C 426 – Antiphonarium et hymnarium Lincopense

C 430 – Graduale Lincopense

B. Antiphonarium Vadstenense (brother’s use)

C 450 – Antiphonarium ad usum fratrum monasterii Vastenensis

C 481 Antiphonarium Vastenense

C. Cantus Sororum

C 490 – Cantus sororum

C 482 – Cantus sororum

C 501 – Cantus sororum (also Mass material)

D. Processionale

C 472 – Processionale Vastenense

C 473 – Processionale Vastenense

C 506 – Processionshymner från Vadstena kloster (brother’s use).

E. Directoria chori

C 442 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis

C 458 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis / Psalterium

C 468 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis

C 470 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis

C 483 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis

C 485 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis

C 508 – Directorium chori monasterii Vastenensis / Psalterium

F. Marian Offices and Suffragia

C 517 c – (no notation)

G. Other Birgittine abbeys

C 448 – Cantus sororum (no notation)

This ms is (possibly from) Munkaliv: Birgittine Abbey near Bergen, Norway

 

 

 

Karin Strinnholm Lagergren
Senior Lecturer at Linnaeus University

Senior lecturer in musicology and singer of medieval music. Research interest monastic chant, in particular Birgittines and Dominicans. In this blog I write, comment and reflect on my research project ‘The Musical World of the Birgittine Order’. Expect loads of manuscript images, tricky chant problems and square notation!


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