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VILLECHECQ, Louis de - Renaissance Gregorian Chant.

VILLECHECQ, Louis de - Renaissance Gregorian Chant.
Renaissance Gregorian Chant. - VILLECHECQ, Louis de
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Title : Renaissance Gregorian Chant..
Map maker : VILLECHECQ, Louis de.
Date : Flanders, ca. 1539.
Size : 7.8 x 5.4 inches. / 19.8 x 13.6 cm.
Colouring : Original colours

Description :Original leaf, on animal vellum, from the Antiphonal of Marguerite De Bacovel. Completed for her by Louis de Villechecq, Vicar of the nunnery and a Carthusian monk. Abbey of Mont de Ste.-Marie, Gosnay (South Flanders), 1539-42. PROVENANCE: Ex JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
The manuscript text and music (seven lines on a four-line stave) were beautifully executed by hand in black ink with headings, rubrics and rulings in red. One large blue ILLUMINATED INITIAL AND ONE PINK INITIAL, BOTH WITH AN INTERNAL FLORAL MOTIF AND ON A BURNISHED GOLD GROUND. The large intriguing calligraphic initials each CONTAIN A FACE.
Antiphonals contain chants for the canonical hours of the Divine Office: first vespers or the vigil of great feasts, matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers and compline.

Medieval manuscript leaf

Condition : In excellent to near-mint condition. Museum preserved.

ID: 91361

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