In medio, without its ‘n’; poor melodic material for the office of St-John; a bookmarker – nice features of yet another episode of the Antiphonary Walkthrough. Spread the word!
Take a look at episode 63, and say “Codices Claustroneoburgensis” three times in a row!
Episode 62, which means that we have arrived at exactly one tenth of the job (the Antiphonary Walkthrough will consists of 621 movies). That calls for a celebration. Watch how I have managed to sneak David Bowie into this movie. Enjoy!
And have a look at number 50 as well:
An initial X compared with another initial X in the twin volume of our late fifteenth-century antiphonary. Exciting. Watch!
And have a look at some previous episodes:
Antiphons with ambitious length, resulting in an antiphon cut down to two thirds of its original length. The story continues…
Count the notes and divide them by the amount of syllables, and you get these sexy notes-per-syllable factors. Super cool!
Have a look at some previous episodes of the Antiphonary Walkthrough:
This page from our 1481 antiphoner holds a series of antiphons for the Matins of Saint John in the most classical of orders: 1st antiphon in 1st mode, 2nd antiphon in 2nd mode etc. Sixth antiphon (so, in sixth mode) will be compared with a version of the same in the thirteenth-century Antiphonarium Massiliense. Great!
Take a look at some other exciting stories:
Complicated rubrics to be seen (twice) on this totally unspoiled, original page from the 1481 Ghent antiphonary we are studying. Watch!
With Christmas times slowly approaching, watch this beautiful first page of the Christmas Matins:
Longest episode of the Antiphonary Walkthrough to date. Nine and a half minutes of antiphonary fun, looking at folio 27 verso. Enjoy!