Items in TSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Advisor: Haines, John. Department: Music. Keywords: Ireland ; Liturgical Manuscript. Neither an antiphonary in the true sense, with chants and verses for the Office, nor a book with the complete texts for the liturgy, the AB is a unique Irish manuscript. Dated from the late seventh-century, the AB is a collection of Latin hymns, prayers and texts attributed to the monastic community of Bangor in Northern Ireland.
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Items in TSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Advisor: Haines, John. Department: Music. Keywords: Ireland ; Liturgical Manuscript. Neither an antiphonary in the true sense, with chants and verses for the Office, nor a book with the complete texts for the liturgy, the AB is a unique Irish manuscript.
Dated from the late seventh-century, the AB is a collection of Latin hymns, prayers and texts attributed to the monastic community of Bangor in Northern Ireland. Given the scarcity of information pertaining to music in early Ireland, the AB is invaluable for its literary insights. Studied by liturgical, medieval, and Celtic scholars, and acknowledged as one of the few surviving sources of the Irish church, the manuscript reflects the influence of the wider Christian world. The hymns in particular show that this form of poetical expression was significant in early Christian Ireland and have made a contribution to the corpus of Latin literature.
Prompted by an earlier hypothesis that the AB was a type of choirbook, the chapters move from these texts to consider the monastery of Bangor and the cultural context from which the manuscript emerges. As the Irish peregrini are known to have had an impact on the continent, and the AB was recovered in Bobbio, Italy, it is important to recognize the hymns not only in terms of monastic development, but what they reveal about music.
Only by looking back to the AB and piecing the evidence together can the significance of the recovery be fully appreciated. While there are more questions raised in this dissertation than can be answered, the AB is part of a larger history that intersects with the study of medieval music.
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Anglo-Saxon and early English psalter. Now first printed from manuscripts in the British museum. The Ambrosian liturgy. The ordinary and canon of the mass according to the rite of the Church of Milan. Hebraica Ambrosiana. I: Catalogue of undescribed Hebrew manuscripts in the Ambrosiana Library. The melodic tradition of the Ambrosian Office-antiphons.
Antiphonary of Bangor
A thin manuscript volume of 36 leaves, it is the oldest extant liturgical monument of the Celtic Church to which an approximate date can with certainty be assigned, and which on this and other grounds is of particular interest to liturgical scholars, particularly in Ireland and England. Bobbio , situated in a gorge of the Apennines thirty-seven miles north-east of Genoa , was founded by Saint Columbanus , a disciple of Saint Comgall , founder of the great monastery at Bangor , in County Down, Northern Ireland. Columbanus died at Bobbio and was buried there in This establishes at once a connection between Bobbio and Bangor, and an examination of the contents of the codex placed it beyond all doubt that it was originally compiled in Bangor and brought thence to Bobbio, although not in the time of Saint Columbanus: there is in the codex a hymn entitled " ymnum sancti Congilli abbatis nostri ", and he is referred to in it as " nostri patroni Comgilli sancti ". Again there is a list of fifteen abbots , beginning with Comgall and ending with Cronan, the fifteenth abbot, who died in ; the date of the compilation, therefore, may be referred to — It is natural that a certain measure of occasional contact may have been kept up between Bobbio and Bangor.
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. An ancient Latin manuscript , supposed to have been originally written at Bangor Ireland. The codex, found by Muratori in the Ambrosian Library at Milan , and named by him the "Antiphonary of Bangor" "Antiphonarium Benchorense" , was brought to Milan from Bobbio with many other books by Cardinal Federigo Borromeo when he founded the Ambrosian Library in Bobbio, which is situated in a gorge of the Apennines thirty-seven miles north-east of Genoa , was founded by St. Columbanus , a disciple of St.