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The Cluniac Processional of Solesmes

Michel Huglo

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780195124538
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0009
The Cluniac Processional of Solesmes

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The processional is a portable book in small format containing the chants for processions, as well as processional chant for Sundays and feast days. It is not an official book but a practical book and is of comparatively recent origin. Over 1,000 MS processionals falling into nine categories survive today, and these have been recently catalogued by Michel Huglo. F-SO MS Réserve 28, is an 11th-century processional from a small monastery in southern France affiliated with the Benedictine monastery of Cluny. A historical sketch of the MS processional in general introduces a description and inventory of this source.

Keywords: liturgical books; processionals; France; MS Réserve 28; manuscripts and prints; religious institutions; processional; Cluny

Chapter.  3702 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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