Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 299
Jessica Berenbeim and Matthias Röder. “Milanese Chant in a Monastery? Notes on a Reunited Milanese Manuscript,” pp. 5-21 in Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant, Edited by Thomas Forrest Kelly and Matthew Mugmon, Cambridge, Mass.: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2010. MS cited pp. 5-21. HOLLIS
The authors demonstrate that this MS forms part of a larger manuscript whose other sections are Gallarte, Archivio di Santa Maria Assunta MS M. Together the MSS form a summer portion of the liturgy; a related manuscript, a winter portion, is now Novara, Archivio Storico Diocesanom MA A 2. The authors clarifly the identity of the scribe of these manuscripts, Antonius de Gufredis de Vomate. Particularly interesting about this group is the extent to which they correspond to the Benedictine liturgy as performed in the Roman rite; the adaptation of Ambrosian music to monastic practice is a rarity, found, apparently, only in this group of manuscripts. Given the prominence given to St. Mauritius in this MS the authors suggest that a possible destination for it was the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan.
Barbara Haggh. No. 306, in “Bulletin Codicologique 2011, 2,” in Scriptorium 65.2 (2011). MS cited pp. 135*-136*. HOLLIS
A full summary of the contents of Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant (2010). “This meticulously produced book not only reconfigures the history of Ambrosian chant, but presents for the first time a substantial number of sources inviting further investigation, not the least the Houghton mss.”