Les alléluias du missel conservé à Salamanque (Salamanque, Biblioteca General Histórica, ms 2637): spécificités ibériques et réseaux de diffusion

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The repertoire of Alleluias has been the subject of a certain inventiveness, which makes it one of the most interesting chants of Mass. The missal held in Salamanca (second half of the twelfth or early thirteenth century) contains a particularly high number of Alleluias, some of them being very little widespread, or even specific to this manuscript. The same observation can be done for other manuscripts from the Iberian Peninsula: Madrid, Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Historia, ms 51 (San Millán de la Cogolla or Silos, twelfth century); Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, M/1361 (Toledo?, thirteenth century); Braga, Arquivo da Sé, ms 34 (Braga Cathedral, early sixteenth century), and the Codex Calixtinus. Melodic comparisons have highlighted Iberian specificities as well as Cluniac variants, the latter pointing to Northern France traditions. They also show similarities between Iberian manuscripts and liturgical traditions from the South of France. However, these parallels do not point to a single direction but demonstrate that the manuscripts of the corpus suffered several influences. Three annexes complete this study: the edition of the Alleluias composed on new melodies, the edition of the melodic variants of the Iberian repertoire, and the edition of melodic variants of the Cluniac repertoire.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1-42
Number of pages41
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Musicologia / Portuguese Journal of Musicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Plainchant
  • Alleluias
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Clunisians
  • Melodic variants

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