Brussels, Belgium, Bibliothèque Royal Albert 1er/Koninklijke Bibliotheek Albert I, MS 215-216
(Choirbook for Charles de Clerc)

Provenance: 1) Prepared for Charles de Clerc (b. 1477, d. 1533), Seigneur de Bouvekercke, and his third wife Anne Annoke, Bruges (heraldic arms, f. 2r). 2) In the 17th century, Jesuit College, Brussels (inscribed in black ink 'Collegij Societ Jesu Brux NB N', f. 2r). 3) Hereditary library of the dukes of Burgundy, later called Bibliothèque de Bourgogne. 4) In 1838, Bibliothèque de Bourgogne united with the newly organised Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique / Koningklijke Bibliotheek founded in 1837.


20th century, Belgium
white parchment over pasteboard
gilt edges
Endpapers: paper


Death of composer recorded in red ink: Matheus Pipe(lare) pie memorie (f. 33v)

The last work in the manuscript, a portion of the plainchant Office and Mass for the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin (ff. 44r-49v), is an addition of six leaves.