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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 443
Manuscript TitleRitual; preface to Manfred Barbarini Lupus’ compositions for several voices in Cod. Sang. 542 and 543
CaptionParchment · 86 pp. · 21-22 x 16.5 cm · Monastery of St. Gall · 15th century / 1563
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript consists of two-parts bound together; the first part (pp. 3-26) contains a 15th century ritual with instructions for visits to the sick, for spiritual care for the dying, and for burial (this is cut off in the prayer at the coffin on p. 26). The second part (pp. 27-86) consists of two discourses in defense of polyphonic music, composed by St. Gall monk Mauritius Enck († 1575) at the behest of Abbot Diethelm Blarer (1530-1564). These discourses are meant as prefaces to Manfred Barbarini Lupus’ compositions for several voices in Cod. Sang. 542 and 543. Enck defends polyphonic music against widespread criticism, for example for its presumed lascivia (wantonness), and postulates an ideal for church music consisting of a combination with a chorale as the foundation and figural music as embellishment. Thus he describes precisely the compositions of Barbarini Lupus. At the end of the first discourse (pp. 47-48), Enck names the artists who contributed to Cod. Sang. 542 and 543 as well as the time period of their work on the manuscripts (from 1561 to 1563).
Standard descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 144.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-0443 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0443)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0443/manifest.json
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How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 443: Ritual; preface to Manfred Barbarini Lupus’ compositions for several voices in Cod. Sang. 542 and 543 (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0443).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
Century15th century, 16th century
Liturgica christianaRoman Ritual
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