1.7 — Anima nimis misera

NotationDate10th c.; ?
TypeAquitanian
NotesA competent script whose disposition suggests relative diastematy.
The two surviving notated melodies share several points of similarity in melodic profile, although the two melodies are far from identical since there are clear points of difference on at least two syllables per line (see the book entry for parallel transcription). The correlation in the placement of melismas of three or more pitches lends weight to any assertion of proximity, although in the refrain these melismas often differ in details of melodic contour.
TranscriptDiplomatic
Transcription
 Anima-Paris1154
Alphanumeric
transcript
3a, 1c, 1c, 1b, 2b, 2a, 2b, 2a | "2b", 2a, 1b, 3b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 1b | 1c, 1c, 2a, 2b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 1b | 1c, 1c, 1c, 2b, 2b, 1c, 1c, 2b | 1b, "2b", 1b, 1c, 2a, 3a'', 5'''b | 2a, 2''x, 1b, 4'''e, 3''b, 4'''e, 1c | 2b, 1c, 3c, 1b, 1b
Comparison
between neumes
 XAnimanimis-1   XAnimanimis-2
MelodyNo systematic patterns of repetition can be observed, although the four lines of the strophe share the same shape of rising intonation, medial descent and a cadence that rises then descends. The melody of the refrain is more melismatic in style from quia onwards.
Transmission
It is not possible to come to any firm conclusion about the relation between the two notated melodies. Although they share several points of
similarity in melodic profile, they are far from identical since there are points of difference on at least two syllables per line. The correlation in the placement of melismas of three or more pitches lends weight to any assertion of proximity, although in the refrain these melismas often differ in details of melodic contour.