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Fragment of a music manuscript, undated

Identifier: MS 211/XXXIX

Scope and Contents

Music manuscript: plainsong, neumes on 4 lines. Most of the side which constituted the outer of the book wrapper is too dirty to read. On the other side the text include the responsory for Matins in the second Sunday after Easter: [Response] In diademate capitis Aaron lapides pretiosi fulgebant, dum perficeretur opus Dei, alleluia alleuia alleluia. [Versus 1] Corona aurea super caput eius expressa signo sanctitatis.


  • Creation: undated

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 folios

Custodial History

Used as wrapper for a book. The paper label on spine is perhaps from the 19th century. It says: From 23 June 1580 to 3 June 1587. Other scribbles in ink, mostly in 16th-17th century hands. It was formerly 'Reid Library Small Cupboard N'. Transferred in January 2014.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum


42 cm x 32 cm (text area 35 cm x 22 cm)

Lines to a page

11 lines of music to a page

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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