Siglum: 
EC-BSF8
Summary: 
Fragmented Antiphonal used in the Church of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Copied and dated by Friar Francisco de Herrera in 1671. It includes some feasts of Holy Virgin Mary. Vellum; good condition with humidity and some amended and mutilated folios; 68x46cm with five-line staff in black ink alternating music and text; 109 folios (ff. 17r–17v are missing); no index; incomplete Arabic foliation in red ink. Rotunda Gothic script and square notation with F and C clefs; ff. 2r–2v, ff. 32r–32v and ff. 108r–109v are amended with the evidence of a different copyist’s hand; modes, custos and bars are indicated. Phytomorphic initials in red, blue, black, green, gold, pink, purple and yellow ink with filigree designs on same/alternate colors; cadels in black ink; red ink for small capital letters and rubrics; boards with brained linen.
Description: 

Liturgical Occasions: fols. 1r–53r Immaculate Conception of Mary; fols. 53r–71r Purification of Mary; fols. 71r–80v Annunciation of Mary; fols. 80v–85v Mary of the Snows; fols. 85v–97v Assumption of Mary; fols. 97v–108r Birthday of Mary; fols. 108r–109v Visitation of Mary (incomplete).

Inscriptions and Marks: P. fr. Franciscus de herrera anno dni 1671.

Selected bibliography: 

Coloma de Reed, Alicia. La Sociedad Filarmónica de Quito. 50 Años. Quito: Mariscal, 2002, p. 14.

Cordova de Salinas, Diego. Crónica Franciscana de las Provincias del Perú, ed. Lido G. Canedo. Mexico: Editorial Jus, 1957.

Estevez, Jesus. 'The Music Manuscripts in the Church of San Francisco de Quito: An Undocumented Collection', Fontes Artis Musicae, Vol. 66, No. 1 (January-March, 2019), pp. 26-41.

Gallegos Arias, José & Mercé Gandía, José. Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco: Una Historia para el Futuro. Quito: Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, 2011.

Gento Sanz, Benjamin. 'The History and Art of the Church and Monastery of San Francisco de Quito', The Americas, Vol. 4, No. 2 (October, 1947), pp. 175-194.

Gento Sanz, Benjamin. Historia de la obra constructiva de San Francisco desde su fundación hasta nuestros días 1535–1942. Quito: Imprenta Municipal, 1942.

Moreno, Agustín. Fray Jodoco Rique y Fray Pedro Gocial: Apóstoles y Maestros Franciscanos de Quito. Quito: Ediciones Abya-Yala, 1998.

Pérez Abad, Antolín. Los Franciscanos en América. Madrid: Editorial MAPFRE S.A., 1992, p. 203.

Stevenson, Robert. La Música en Quito 2nd ed. Quito: Banco Central del Ecuador, 1989, p. 7.

Stevenson, Robert. 'Music in Quito: Four Centuries'. The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May, 1963), pp. 247-266.

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Fragment or Fragmented
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