Skip to main content

Psalters

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Fragments of a psalter, 11th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 211/XVIII
Scope and Contents Possibly from a Psalter, it contains part of the Service of the Dead (includes Collects, Anthems, Responds, and Verses preceding Matins, and Matins to the middle of the 3rd lesson of the 3rd nocturne). The usual Psalms, Anthems, Responds, and Verses are found, though occasionally the order varies. The lessons are very unusual, and being much mutilated are difficult to trace. Roughly 1/3 of the first leaf has been cut vertically, and the page also looks cropped horizontally. It is possible to...
Dates: 11th century

MS 56: Celtic Psalter, c 1000

 Item
Identifier: MS 56
Scope and Contents The manuscript is a very fine Psalter from around 1000CE that was probably written in Scotland. This particular manuscript features the Hebrew version of the Psalter.The Psalter (Hebrew version) starts on f.1v. This folio is perhaps not original; it is possible that an original decorated page was removed at an early date.There is a prayer inserted in a 13th or 14th-century hand, beginning Domine Jhesu Christe qui in hunc mundum. It...
Dates: c 1000

MS 57: Psalter, 1300-1330

 Item
Identifier: MS 57
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the 14th century, between 1300 and 1330, possibly in Worcester.There is a Title Page on f.1r. There is some custodial history information, as well as some scribbles and drawings, dating from later than the rest of the manuscript.The Litany of the Virgin starts on f.2r.The Virtutes Psalmorum Psalterii hec sint start on f.3r. This section begins with ...
Dates: 1300-1330

MS 58: Psalter, 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 58
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the 15th century. This manuscript could be from around Salisbury, or is at least Sarum Use.The fly-leaves at the start of the manuscript (as well as some borders within the manuscript) are full of medical lore, prescriptions, etcetera, all in a 17th century hand.The Kalendar starts on f.1r.The Psalter starts on f.7r. It is missing Psalms 96:1—Psalms 97:9; and Psalms 42:5—Psalms 43:...
Dates: 15th century

MS 59: Psalter, early 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 59
Contents The manuscript is an English Psalter that was created in the early 15th century. This manuscript is also Brigittine, meaning that it relates to that order of monks and nuns. It was therefore probably made for Syon, this being the only Brigittine foundation in England.The Kalendar starts on f.1r.Entries in the Kalendar that suggest and English and Brigittine origin are as follows. 7 May: Saint John of Beverley, cum regimine chori (in...
Dates: early 15th century

MS 60: Psalter and Hymnarium (Benedictine), late 14th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 60
Contents The manuscript is an Italian Psalter and Hymnarium from the late 14th century. An hymnarium is a liturgical book that contains hymns and is a fixed part of the liturgy. This manuscript is also probably Benedictine.The Benedictine Psalter, with noted Anthems and Hymns, and Chapters with their Versicles and Responds, are arranged in the following order:Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Prime; Matins and Lauds for the whole week start on f.1r.Canticles from the...
Dates: late 14th century

MS 61: Psalter with Anthems (Roman Use), early 16th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 61
Contents This manuscript contains a psalter of Roman Use with anthems, written in Latin in the early 16th century, and of Italian origin. The book is of a considerable size and its binding is particularly interesting, as it is a decorated with brass pins, studs, and other different shapes. Some of the hymns at the beginning and at the end are incomplete. It has several vellum page markers for its different sections.ContentsHymns (Roman Use): start on f....
Dates: early 16th century

MS 62: Psalter (Flemish), early 13th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 62
Contents This manuscript contains a Flemish psalter in Latin, written in the 13th century in Flanders. The Kalendar at the beginning is missing January and December, and is in general much mutilated. There are many illuminations, especially in the first sections, including 3 folios with illuminations after the Kalendar. An Invitatory, Venite exultemus, was later inserted by another hand on f. 9r. The Service of the Dead ends abruptly on f. 157v before some folios that...
Dates: early 13th century

MS 63: Psalter [incomplete], 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 63
Contents This manuscript contains an incomplete psalter in Latin, written in the 15th century, and of Dutch origin. It contains from Psalm lxxx, Exultate Deo, to end of Psalter. The ferial anthems are included passim, and the chapters, hymns, versicles, responses, and collects of the ferial day hours are added in their places after the corresponding sections of Psalm cxviii, Beati immaculati (Prime, f....
Dates: 15th century

MS 223: Psalter, 1591

 Item
Identifier: MS 223
Contents A Psalter (i.e. a book which contains the text of the Psalms) in Greek followed by two poems on the Psalms.

Writing Headings and initials red.
Dates: 1591