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Latin ms fragment: Job 17 and chant

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Latin ms fragment: Job 17 and chant
Inclusive Dates: undated
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: One page, written in Latin; includes chant in square notation and part of Job Chapter 17.
Language: Latin
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the date or location of creation for this document. Gregorian chant evolved from the earlier plainchant in the 8th century, but staff lines (present in this fragment) were not introduced into the notation until the early 11th century.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Latin ms fragment: Job 17 and chant consists of a single vellum leaf, about 11.5" x 4.25". The leaf is written on both sides in medieval Latin in uncial script, with the typical red and blue decorated capitals. Liturgical chant in square notation appears at the top and bottom of each page, with Latin text in the middle. On one side, the text begins "Spiritus meus attenuabitur dies mei breviabuntur, & solum mihi superest sepulchrum," which is from the book of Job, Chapter 17.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Associated Titles

Bible. -- Job. -- Latin.


Gregorian chants.
Manuscripts, Latin.

Genres and Forms

Liturgical texts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Latin ms: Job 17 and chant,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 11 Apr 2017
Revision history:

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SC 801 Job 17 and chants undated - single page, in Latin

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