... voittanut ylitzenu kuoleman. Alleluia. (Without notation:)
Christus on ylessnossuntt kuolemast, hen .... caickin paickonn, Kirieleisonn
Pt. II may be contemporary to Codex Westh (
), older than Finno (
Schalin 1946, 25
saec. XVI 2/3–¾
9 folios. 21cm × 30-32cm
Modern foliation in pencil in the middle of the upper margins of
The leaves survive as unbound single folia that have been taped together
to form bifolia (and one trifolium). This arrangement is apparently in part
arbitrary, and judging by the different sizes and formats of the leaves it seems
that the fragments originate in at least two distinct contexts: I, fols. 1 and
7–9, and II, fols. 2–6. It is further doubtful if fols. 1 and 7–9 come from the
same original context.
Fols. 4 – 5 are intact enough to see that they indeed form on original
bifolium – bizarrely fol. 7 has been taped to them.
Text and notation in one column on ten (fol. 1), eight to nine (fols. 2–5),
seven (fol. 6), and fourteen (fols. 7, 8r, 9v) lines; and in two columns on
thirteen to fourteen lines (fols. 8v and 9r).
Several different hands of
: Hand 1 (gothic cursive) on fol 1, Hand 2 (gothic hybrida) on fols.
7–9, hand 3 (gothic cursive) on fols. 2–4 and 6, hand 4 (gothic cursive) on fol. 5
and hand 6 (humanistic cursive) on fol.
lines 4–9. Hands 1 and 3–5
may be somewhat older than hand 2.
Decadent square notation on four black lines, and on fols. 8v–9r,
mensural notation on four black lines.
Entirely monochromatic. On fol. 1, gothic majuscels for sentence initials, on fols.
2–6, simple gothic versals for the beginnings of chants, on fols. 7–9 space has been
reserved for initials of individual chants, but these have not been executed.
Unbound fragments that have been taped together in modern times.
were copied in the reformation period
for use in the
diocese of Turku
, possibly in
appears to depend on
’s hymnbook of
is probably somewhat older,
possibly even coeval with
’s liturgical codex (
). The present
fragments probably come from at least two (possibly three) originally distinct books
A note in pencil on what appears to have been previously used as the archival
envelope for the fragments: ‘Raision kirkosta (sakariston rikkakasasta).
(Musiikkitiet. seuran kautta) lahj. Yliop. Kirjastoon E. Gt. Ilm.’ Signed by
(d. 1945), it records that the fragments were found in the sacristy
, in a ‘scrap pile’, and donated to the
P. J. I. Kurvinen,
Suomen virsirunouden alkuvaiheet v:een 1640
, Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seuran toimituksia vol. 180, Helsinki 1929.
Olav D. Schalin,
Kulthistoriska studier till belysande av reformationens genomförande i Finland