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Date

1969-03-31

Description

Old Volume of Gregorian Chant: This 15th centur volume was brought from Spain by an art collector, Frank Healy, and givento Father Sylvester Tucker, who was located at the St. Louis Cathedral at that time. The book, like others of its kind, was used in monestary and cathedral choirs throughout Christian Europe. Owing to the scarcity of books, it was placed on a revolving stand to bring it into view of the entire choir. The pages were made of real lamb skin -- all the printing, illustrations, and decorative work was done by hand. It contains the proper parts of the Mass. On the lower right hand corner of each page notice the "watchman." This is the first word of the following page, and it serves to preserve the continuity of the chant while turning the page. This book is on loan from the St. Louis Cathedral.

Photographer

Richard C. Finke

Size

8x10

Date Digitized

Fall 2021

Image Format

JPEG converted from TIFF

Identifier

ua-vertical-library-exhibits-011

Physical Location

Vertical File

Folder Title

Library Exhibits

Publisher

Fontbonne University Archives

City

St. Louis, MO

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Keywords

buildings, library, library exhibits, art, sculpture, chant, Gregorian chant

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