File NLW MS 20541E [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Penpont Antiphonal,

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Penpont Antiphonal,


  • [14 cent.]. (Creation)

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Oak boards.

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Purchased at auction from Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1969 (lot 42).

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Antiphonal, known as the 'Pen-pont MS'.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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For a facsimile see National Library of Wales MS. 20541 E: The Penpont Antiphonal, introduction and indices by Owain Tudor Edwards (Ottawa : Institute of Mediaeval Music, c. 1997), a copy of which is available in the Library.

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Publication note

Johannes J. Duin and Owain T. Edwards, 'In festo Sancti Dauid', National Library of Wales Journal, 21 (1979-80), pp. 229-240.

Publication note

Owain Tudor Edwards, 'The earliest monument of Welsh music : National Library of Wales MS.20541 E', Welsh History Review, 14 (1988-89), pp. 553-573.

Publication note

Owain Tudor Edwards, Matins, Lauds and Vespers for St David's Day: The Medieval Office of the Welsh Patron Saint in National Library of Wales MS 20541 E (Cambridge, 1990)

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 20541E [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 20541E [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.