The University of Sydney Rare Books and Special Collections is home to liturgical manuscripts from the 12th to 18th century. This digital collection is made up of the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, with books for both Cathedral and Monastic use.
Many of the books focus on the period from Christmas to Epiphany. Although provenance for a number of these manuscripts cannot yet be established with any certainty, repertorial and decorative evidence in some of the books points to links with the liturgical agenda of Salamanca Cathedral.
Two monastic antiphonals and one gradual are identified with religious communities (Servites, Jeronymites, Augustinians) and one of these appears to have been associated with a particular house of nuns (Our Lady of the Snows). The manuscripts include a book of Lamentations of Jeremiah, several Graduals, Antiphonals, Kyriales, Tropers, and a rare Processional.Collection SummaryThe Library’s collection of Spanish liturgical music manuscripts includes the Lamentations of Jeremiah, several graduals, antiphonals, kyriales, tropers and two rare processionals.
Choirbook with settings for the Mass and the Offices of Christmas, including a section of polyphonic neumes.