Basic Data

s. 15
Archives / Library / Collection
Budapest, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books
T 2
1 incomplete leaf, detached
Page height
346 mm (incomplete)
Page width
206 mm (incomplete)
Written height
271 mm (incomplete)
Written width
145 mm (incomplete)
Number of columns
Number of lines
3 lines with text and music (recto); 2 lines with text and music, 4 lines with rubrics (verso)
Stave height
45 mm
gothica textualis
Musical notation
Bohemian notation
Musical notation/remarks
4-line staves with lines traced in red, f-clef, custos
Host volume / author, title
(Coll. 1.) Sallai István [Pázmány Péter]: Io nemes Váradnak gyenge orvoslasa (...), Pozsony [typ. Societatis Jesu], 1630 (RMK I 595); (Coll. 2.) Pázmány Péter: Az Sz. Irasrul, es az Anyaszentegyházrul, Bécs: Gelbhár G., 1626 (RMK I 552); (Coll. 3.) Pázmány Péter: Dissertatio, an unum aliquid ex imnibus Lutheranis dogmatibus. Pozsony [typ. Societatis Jesu], 1631 (RMNy 1512)
Host volume / shelfmark
RM I 8r 662
Ex libris Ladislai Talabér (1711); Ladislai Konkolyi (ruled out); Emlékül Frankl [=Fraknói] Vilmos barátjának Nyáry Albert 874. Pesten ; A Római Magyar Intézet Könyvtára [Library of the Hungarian Institute in Rome] 4585 (stamp) ; Accademia d’Ungheria R. 1913 (stamp)
Benedictus, Annuntiatio BMV
Várad (now Oradea in Romania), cathedral
Szendrei Janka, A magyar középkor hangjegyes forrásai [Notated sources of the Hungarian Middle Ages]. Műhelytanulmányok a magyar zenetörténethez 1. HAS Institute for Musicology, Budapest, 1981, F 23; Szendrei Janka, „A Zalka Antiphonale provenienciája” [The provenance of the „Zalka” Antiphoner], in Zenetudományi Dolgozatok 1988, ed. Felföldi László—Lázár Katalin (Budapest: HAS Institute for Musicology, 1988), 21–32; Körmendy Kinga, „Az ún. Zalka Antiphonale töredékei” [Fragments of the so-called Zalka Antiphoner], ibid., 33–40; Zsuzsa Czagány, Töredék, kódex, rítus, hagyomány – II. A Váradi Szekvencionále újonnan előkerült darabja [Das Waradiner Sequentiar], in Zenetudományi Dolgozatok 1978–2012, ed. Gábor Kiss, HAS Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute for Musicology, 45–56, 2014; Zsuzsa Czagány, Böhmische "Zutaten" im Waradiner Sequentiar, Pawel Gancarczyk (ed.), Ars musica and its contexts in medieval and early modern culture, Liber Pro Arte, Warszawa, 237–245, 2016.
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Analytical Description

For the description of the fragment’s former host volume see the online catalogue of the HAS Library, amongst Old books – Rare books (RBK):

The owner inscriptions show that the separate titles of the composite volume were bound together after 1711. Albert Nyáry gave the book in 1874 as a present to Vilmos Fraknói (at that time he still used the name Frankl). It got to the Library of the Academy in 1952 with the materials of the Istituto Storico Ungherese di Roma which was founded by Fraknói in 1892. (comp. Körmendy Kinga, „Az ún. Zalka Antiphonale töredékei” [Fragments of the so-called Zalka Antiphoner], Zenetudományi Dolgozatok, ed. Felföldi László—Lázár Katalin, Budapest, HAS Institute for Musicology, 1988, 33–40, here 35.)

Fragment of the Graduale Varadinense. On the recto parts of the tract of the St. Benedict’s mass were preserved: the end of the first verse (Inter discipulorum manus), and the beginning of the second verse (Deinde manus ad caelum tendens). The tract continues with its third verse’s (Haec dies in qua felix) end on f.2. The texts and melodies are identical to the parallel chants of the Graduale Strigoniense (the so-called “Bakócz” Gradual, Esztergom, Cathedral Library Ms. I.1a–b, f. 240). On the verso, after the Benedict-tract, a rubric refers to the offertory (Posuisti) and likely to the communion Fidelis servus, however the latter assumption is quite faint. The introit (Rorate caeli) and the gradual (Tollite portas) of the mass of Annuntiatio BMV are written in rubrics, than assumedly the tract (Ave Maria) stands after those with music.

The tract Hodie sanctus pater is a real curiosity, Szendrei also counted it amongst the special chants of the Graduale Bakócz. The tract, besides this source only occurs in the Missal of Pécs (Szendrei, Graduale Strigoniense, f. 178v, edition I/70). The only source containing it on the Cantus Index is the breviary of the Benedictine abbey of Břevnov CZ-R 418 (f. 28v).

Zsuzsa Czagány


RISM Folio Tempus Dies Hora Genre Incipit Mode Cantus ID Mel. Num.
H-Ba T2 recto Benedicti Tr-V1 [Hodie sanctus pater Benedictus]/Inter discipulorum manus* 2 g02687
H-Ba T2 recto Benedicti Tr-V2 Deinde manus ad caelum tenens* 2 g02687
H-Ba T2 verso Benedicti Tr-V3 Haec dies in qua felix caelos ascendit* 2 g02687
H-Ba T2 verso Benedicti Off Posuisti Domine g01298
H-Ba T2 verso Benedicti Comm Fidelis servus (?) g00318
H-Ba T2 verso Annuntiatio BMV Intr Rorate caeli 501007
H-Ba T2 verso Annuntiatio BMV Grad Tollite portas g02220
H-Ba T2 verso Annuntiatio BMV Tr (?) Ave Maria gratia plena* (?) 2 g00119