1.4 — Ad te deus

NotationDate10th c.; ?
TypeAquitanian
NotesA heavy and irregularly formed script employing only five basic Aquitanian signs. The punctum (1c) varies in size and shape depending on both the weight and overall direction of the pen, and there appears to be only one attempt at a liquescent modification (strophe 2, line ii, Non). The signs are not disposed uniformly across the page and it is doubtful whether their relative heighting is regulated by pitch contour since few signs are aligned on a level and the heighting between strophes is inconsistent.
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 AdteDeus-Paris1154
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1c, 1c, 1b, [ ], 1b, [ ], 2a, 2b, 2a, 1b, 1c, 1c, 1b, 1b, 3b | 1b, 1b, 1b, [ ], 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1c, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1c, 1b | 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, [ ], [ ], 1b, 2b, 1b || 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2a, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1b, 3b | 1c, 1c, 1b, 1c, 1c, 1b, 1b, 1b, "2b", 1b, 1b, 1c, 1c, 1b, 2b
MelodyThe neumes added to the first strophe are almost identical in form to those added to the second strophe, suggesting melodic repetition by strophe. No melodic patterning within the strophe can be observed, although it is notable that melodic gestures of more than one pitch occur only around the caesura and at the end of the lines.