- Other Title:
Archē, mesē, telos.
- [circa 1700]
185 leaves : paper, color illustrations, music ; 142 x 97 (88 x 51) mm. bound to 152 x 105 mm.
- Orthodox Eastern Church -- Liturgy and ritual.
Church music -- Instruction and study.
Church music -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Service books (Music) -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Manuscripts, Greek -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Greek -- 18th century.
- Collection of various texts: treatises on music, hymns and psalms for the office, all with musical notation. The first five and last four leaves are blank, as well as f. 10 and 133-40.
- Theoretical treatises, chiefly the Papadike
Orthros. Amomos (Ps. 118) and Pasa pnoe
Kalophonic Theotokia and Megalynaria
Oktoechos of Orthros and Vespers
Eōthina (kalophonic) ascribed to Joannes Glykēs
Kalophonic Easter Hymns and miscellany.
- Ms. codex.
Title and list of contents taken from Zacour-Hirsch and from description by Dr. Kenneth Levy of Princeton University, dated February 1968. A copy of Prof. Levy's description is on file in the Library.
Incipit: Archē, mesē, telos (f. 2r).
The bulk of the manuscript is taken up by the fourth text. Some parts of this are missing.
Foliation: Paper, 185; [v], [1-176], [iv]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. There are also traces of an older, possibly contemporary pagination in arabic numerals, upper corner of each page, sometimes inner corner and sometimes outer corner.
Script: Written in several hands.
Decoration: Decorated initials and borders; drawing (f. 9r); extensive use of red for headings, etc.
Binding: Stamped calf, with traces of metal clasps, circa 1800. Binding weak in places. Cover splitting along the spine. Pastedowns damaged. Slight evidence of worm damage. Stains. Some oxidation of ink. The blank pages appear to be later additions, since the paper seems slightly different.
Origin: Written circa 1700 (Zacour-Hirsch; Dr. Kenneth Levy).
- Penn Provenance:
- Formerly owned by Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth, Philadelphia.
Gift of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth to the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (Museum accession number 84-7-205), 1899.
Loan from the University Museum to Otto E. Albrecht, Professor of Romance Languages, Professor Emeritus of Music, and first curator of the Music Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1968; later housed in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Deaccessioned by the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and transferred to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
- Cited in:
- Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 : Supplement A (1). Library Chronicle 35 (1969), p. 4 (Ms. Greek 4).
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 140.
- Frishmuth, Sarah Sagehorn, 1842-1926, former owner.
University of Pennsylvania. University Museum. former owner.
- Bible. Psalms. 1700.
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