James, and 30 december, the feast of the translation. Book i contains the liturgy for the mass and divine office of the saint james festivities. It is organized into 5 books, each complemented with documents and additions book i contains the liturgy for the mass and. Marcel peres offers program notes for codex calixtinus.
The origins and authorship of the codex calixtinus have been the subject of much debate amongst scholars. It was commissioned by pope calistis ii also calixtus ii, 10651124, who was pope from 11191124. This book offers the complete text of book ii of the codex calixtinus, the 22 miracles associated with st. The codex of calixtinus way of saint james in galicia. Codex calixtinus, omnia cantica coro ultreia liner notes. Written in the 12th century, the codex calixtinus is divided in five sections or books. Chapters vii and viii read like an ethnography of these towns, as they vividly describe the customs and habits of the townsmen and the narratives surrounding their saints. Jun 14, 2011 ad vesperas sancti iacobi del codex calixtinus s. Book v is a wealth of practical advice for pilgrims, informing them. Until now, neither the author nor the location of the original is known. The codex calixtinus is a 12thcentury illuminated manuscript formerly attributed to pope callixtus ii, though now believed to have been arranged by the french scholar aymeric picaud. Codex calixtinus cappella romana professional vocal.
The codex calixtinus is a xiicentury manuscript jewel, considered the first and most famous guide to the camino of santiago. The english version of the book v codex calixtinus codex. Book iv of the liber sancti jacobi codex calixtinus by pseudoturpin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. So, now that you know what that codex is all about and why it is probably the. The book disappeared from its security case on the 5th of july of 2011 but recovered by the police a year later. The book was stolen from its security case in the cathedrals archives on 3 july 2011 and retrieved almost exactly a year later on 4 july 2012. Jul 18, 2019 this book offers the complete text of book ii of the codex calixtinus, the 22 miracles associated with st.
Due to its heterogeneous and composite character, this codex is believed to be the work of several authors and compilers. Jul 15, 2008 accordingly, book v of the codex calixtinus details not only the route to santiago and santiago itself, but also the towns and the saints one must visit along the way. Gloria patri magister ato episcopus trecensis 12 188 huic jacobo. Codex calixtinus is more than just a manuscript, its history, art. The codex calixtinus was intended to be chanted aloud and is of great interest to musicologists as an early example of polyphony. A short history about the origins and stories behind the medieval book, the codex calixtinus. Book v of this codex constitutes an authentic medieval guide to the pilgrimage to santiago. It is organized into 5 books, each complemented with documents and additions. Codex calixtinus productservice 42 photos facebook. It is most likely that the codex calixtinus was written in stages in santiago during the tenure of archbishop diego gelmirez. Codex calixtinus project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Quatuor viae sunt quae ad sanctum jacobum tendentes, in unum, ad pontem regine, in oris hi. The codex calixtinus is a medieval manuscript dating from year 1140 approx. Codex calixtinus the song of pilgrims, illuminated page taken from a guide for pilgrims, codex calixtinus, book v folio 214 recto, 12th century.
The english version of the book v codex calixtinus. The codex calixtinus, housed at the cathedral in santiago, is a manuscript of the book entitled liber sancti jacobi written between 1 and 1140. Codex calixtinus, liber sancti jacobi, book of saint james. The codex calixtinus 12th century melanie spiller and. Gloria patri magister ato episcopus trecensis 188 iaobe virginei.
The guardian and other world news reported this week on the shocking theft of the 12th century manuscript known as the codex calixtinus stolen from a safe in the cathedral. In the middle of the front of the urn, the lord resides in a circle of gold, blessing with his right hand and in his left holding a book, on which is written, choose peace and truth. Initially, the two first books liturgy and miracles made up one single independent work entitled jacobus. The jacobean itinerary with the most historical tradition and it is the one most recognised internationally. It is generally believed to have been written by a number of different authors and then compiled as a single volume, possibly between 15 and 19 by the french scholar pope callixtus ii, 5 who had already died in 1124. James liber sancti jacobi the codex calixtinus is dedicated to the apostle james the greater and contains a huge assortment of music from the 12th century. The codex calixtinus also compostellus is the main witness for the 12thcentury liber sancti jacobi, or the book of saint james.
Aug 24, 2019 stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on. These pages of the codex calixtinus have been the most studied in the work. Quatuor viae sunt quae ad sanctum jacobum tendentes, in unum, ad pontem regine, in oris hispanise. Almost all transcriptions are made from images or facsimiles of original manuscripts. With the passing of the centuries and the european political and religious vicissitudes, the physical itinerary of the french way lost its specific weight. Book iv of the codex calixtinus book v is the most wellknown because it describes the ways santiago in france and in spain, the route of pilgrimage created between the x and xii centuries in order to reach compostela. Feb 19, 2009 codex calixtinus ad vesperas sancti iacobi organum. It is considered by many to be the first tourist promotional book in history. The english version of the book v codex calixtinus chapter i. The principal author is actually given as scriptor i. The codex calixtinus is a xiicentury manuscript jewel, considered the first and. The volume was kept in the cathedral of santiago until 2011 the year in which it was stolen from the temple by a former employee, who kept it hidden until police found it 12 months later it consists of sermons, hymns, miracles, liturgical texts, musicals.
I will discuss the five separate books in the codex calixtinus along with the different composition of the book itself and the music contained in parts of the book. It is a pseudepigraph attributed to pope callixtus ii. Its most likely date of compilation is the period of 181145. The volume was kept in the cathedral of santiago until 2011 the year in which it was stolen from the temple by a former employee, who kept it hidden until police found it 12 months later it consists of sermons, hymns, miracles, liturgical texts, musicals pieces and. Jul 10, 2011 the santiago cathedral archive describes the the codex calixtinusor liber sancti jacobi book of saint james as a jewel in medieval bibliography, one of the richest medieval sources for historians, geographers, musicologists, sociologists, ethnologists, art historians and linguists. It specifies the stages of the french way from french territory and provides detailed. The iberian origins of the jacobian tradition in europe documentary heritage submitted by spain and portugal and recommended for inclusion in the memory of the world register in 2017. It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the way of st. The codex calixtinus of salamanca is a jewel of medieval bibliography, not just because of its delightful illustrations but also thanks to its initials and capitals which are beautifully decorated. Codex calixtinus wikimili, the best wikipedia reader.
The author whose name shall forever remain a secret, must have been a. Codex calixtinus specific physical manuscript book housed now in the. The codex calixtinus is divided into 5 volumes, containing sermons, hymns, liturgical compositions, musical pieces, the miracles of st james, holy sanctuaries, homilies to saint james and is richly illustrated. This is a scholarly, extremely well documented book. The codex calixtinus, housed at the cathedral in santiago, is a manuscript of the book entitled liber sancti jacobi written between and it contains. Melczners guide is the first complete english translation of book five of the codex calixtinus the original medieval pilgrims guide.
Codex calixtinus last updated december 30, 2019 detail from the codex calixtinus folio 4r, showing saint james the great. The appendix to this book includes 20 polyphonic works. The present body bears the general title of codex calixtinus because the compilation of its five books is atributed to pope calixtus ii 11181125, although nowadays we do know that this attribution is false. The codex calixtinus is a 12th century manuscript formerly attributed to. Its value is greatly enhanced also by the originality of this pilgrims guide which over the centuries has remained unequalled. All this was supposedly recorded around the year 1140 in book v the guide of the pilgrim liber sancti jacobi of the codex calixtinus, the great reference book of the jacobean world in the middle ages and where aymeric picaud himself is named on a couple of occasions. It was described in 15 in the codex calixtinus, a fundamental jacobean book.
Although this book was originally a part of the codex calixtinus, it was removed in 1620 and circulated widely as an independent unit. Here is the list of transcriptions music scores i made. There are about twelve copies of this book in europe, but the oldest one is, as mentioned, the one. Codex calixtinus is more than just a manuscript, its history, art, culture, a jewell. Codex calixtinus ad vesperas sancti iacobi organum. James to the shrine of the apostle saint james the. The codex calixtinus is the source of all those stories you read in the other english language books. Liber sancti jacobi, and perhaps the author of book v, which is the pilgrims guide. Luckily, as just mentioned, the book has now its original place in the codex. The codex calixtinus or liber sancti jacobi book of saint james, a jewel in medieval bibliography, is one of the richest medieval sources for historians, geographers, musicologists, sociologists, ethnologists, art historians and linguists. Pilgrims guide book 5 of the codex calixtinus camino. The work provides advice for pilgrims following the way of st. Congaudeant catholici by canco lopez ars combinatoria on amazon music. Each of the five books is prefaced with a pseudepigraphic letter attributed to pope callixtus ii d.
More for fun than anything, id love to take a look at it esp. Book v is one of the most interesting aspects of this codex. The 225 scrolls that make up the codex calixtinus are divided into five books. Book v, the socalled tour guide before i start my camino in a couple weeks. It specifies the stages of the french way from french territory. Book i of the codex calixtinus comprises a lectionary book of homilies for the office of matins, a breviary for the rest of the canonical hours and a missal for masses on the two great feast days dedicated to st james. Accordingly, book v of the codex calixtinus details not only the route to santiago and santiago itself, but also the towns and the saints one must visit along the way.687 1285 1558 235 319 1378 1229 1435 164 781 79 603 1575 1219 1488 437 181 1500 1498 1030 1488 506 1096 611 14 514 1224 1334 182 969 1008 407 1235 1191 90 911 32 1240