The Bec Missal (Henry Bradshaw Society)
The Bec Missal (Henry Bradshaw Society) by Anselm Hughes
The Bec Missal (Henry Bradshaw Society) Author: Anselm Hughes
Title: The Bec Missal (Henry Bradshaw Society)
ISBN: 1870252497
ISBN13: 978-1870252492
Other Formats: azw lit lrf docx
Pages: 318 pages
Publisher: Henry Bradshaw Society (March 12, 2009)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1678 kb
Size EPUB version: 1641 kb
Subcategory: World

The MSS, from the abbey of Bec (Le Bec-Hellouin), written c. 1265-1272 is not strictly a missal, since it lacks an ordo missae and the canon, but in other respects it is close to a missale plenum in its contents, though it includes all the chants. It may have been a precentor's book, but equally well may have been designed for use of the altar. The plainchant melodies are not reproduced here. The English interest of Bec, home to Lanfranc and Anselm, archbishops of Canterbury, and with other strong cross-channel connections, is obvious.