[MANUSCRIPT]. Manuscript Choirbook. [Germany: ca late 17th-early 18th-century].

$ 6,500.00

Folio (14 x 10 4/8 inches). 184 are numbered leaves of thick paper, black ink with 12 staves of 5 lines per page, of which 141 are with musical notation and text in manuscript, followed by a musically notated Index, black ink with 12 staves of 5 lines per page. Contemporary pigskin over oak boards, each cover decorated with panels of roll tools, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, finger tabs (a bit worn and thumbed, lacking one clasp).

Provenance: with the library label of the Redemptorists, "CSSR Domus Mauternensis", founded in 1732

An interesting choir book containing several versions of the Tantum ergo, Te Deum, Avertisti, Alleluja, Kyrie, Tota tota pulchra, and the Ave Maria. From the mother house of the Redemtorists, or "CSSR" (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer), a Roman Catholic missionary Congregation founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people in the neighbourhood of Naples.