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Marian antiphons

Latin Keywords
antiphon*, de beata Virgine, post completorium
Short Description
A special type of commemoration in honour of the Blessed Virgin, sung after the conclusion of the Office Hours or after the entire daily Office had been completed, i.e. the Compline. There were several such items besides the most famous Roman antiphons (Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina caelorum, Regina caeli, Salve Regina). These had an above-average emotional or lyrical character both in melody and text (often taken or paraphrased from the Canticles of Solomon).


# Country Origin Age Genre Short Title Original Index Title P.N
20002 CH Basel 1498 Breviary Breviarium Basiliense Salve regina 161 (K1r)
20008 DE Bamberg 1501 Breviary Breviarium Bambergense Gradus ad primam 365 (7v)
20012 DE Konstanz 1501 Breviary Breviarium Constantiense Antiphonae de beata virgine Maria 165 (70v)
20141 DE Meißen 1511 Diurnal Diurnale Misnense Sabbato suffragia. Nigra sum 335 (152v)
20017 DE OT 1500 Breviary Breviarium Dominorum Teutonicorum Notandum quod quidam solent facere memoriam de beata Virgine 366 (n3v)
20152 ES Santiago de Compostela 1569 Breviary Breviarium Compostellanum A die Purificationis beatae Mariae post completorium 216 (81r)
20040 ES Toledo 1515 Psalter Psalterium Toletanum Commemoratio beatae Mariae 247 (115v)
30310 FR Angoulême 1509 Ritual Manuale Engolismense Salutatio beatae Mariae 116 (54r)
30306 FR Aurillac 1050-1100 Pontifical Pontificale Aureliacense Salve Regina 156 (145r)
20045 FR Beauvais 1497 Breviary Breviarium Belvacense Salve Regina 381
20046 FR Bourges 1481 Breviary Breviarium Bituricense Post completorium dominica Martis et Veneris 387 (ee12r)
20185 GB Aberdeen 1509 Breviary Breviarium Aberdonense (pars hiemalis) In introitu chori dicatur una ex istis antiphonis 185 (70r)
30191 IT Roma 1554 Ritual Sacerdotale Romanum Antiphonae subscriptae cantantur post completorium per totum annum ordine subscripto 607 (293v)
20104 NL Windesheim 1499 Breviary Breviarium Windeshemense In die Paschae usque ad octavam Pentecostes 413 (h5v)
20107 NO Trondheim 1519 Breviary Breviarium Nidrosiense In Adventu Domini donec incipiatur O Sapientia ... memoria de beata Virgine post completorium habeatur per annum 485 (236v)
20146 PT Évora 1548 Breviary Breviarium Elborense Postea sequitur antiphona Salve Regina 202 (n6v)
30206 PT Portugal 1727 Processional Processionarium Monasticum Portugaliae Antiphonae beatae Mariae 228 (216)
20110 SE Strängnäs 1495 Breviary Breviarium Strengnense Sequuntur antiphonae habendae post completoria de beata Virgine 137
20111 SE Uppsala 1496 Breviary Breviarium Upsalense Isto modo fiant memoriae de Domina post completorium per annum 787 (x8r)