Aachen: Marienstift (Dom)
The Marienstift (later Dom) in Aachen is built under Charlemagne. Collegiate church (raised to the rank of cathedral around 1800). Secondary patrons of the church are Leopardus and Corona.
The manuscripts of the Marienstift are listed by Gatzweiler. Many (but not all) of them are kept in the Domarchiv Aachen.
|D-KNa W 270, noted missal, late 11th century|
|D-AAm G13, Graduale, ca 1170-1190|
|D-AAm G20, Antiphonarium, 2nd half 13th century|
|D-AAm G33, Office manuscript for the cantor, 2nd half 15th century|
|D-AAm G35, G36, G37, G38, G39: five books containing a week psalter, hymns, etc. (Microfilm of these manuscripts in Utrecht, Letterenbibliotheek)|
|D-AAm G43, Dekanale, 16th century|
|B-Br, 2875-76 (cat.nr. 557), breviary, 13th century|
and many others (see literature).
The Domarchiv does not possess any membra disjecta of (liturgical or other) manuscripts (communication with the archivist, Frau E. Hürtgen, Febr. 1999).
On the Dom: E.G. Grimme: Der Dom zu Aachen. Architektur und Ausstattung (Aachen 1994).
For descriptions of the liturgical manuscripts of the Dom, preserved in Aachen as well as elsewhere, see: Gatzweiler: Die liturgischen Handschriften des Aachener Münsterstifts.
An exhibition catalogue on the liturgical manuscripts: Federstrich.
Handschriftencensus Rheinland: the manuscripts of the Domarchiv Aachen are listed as nrs 20-65; those of the Domschatzkammer as nrs 66-67.
On musical life at the Marienstift:
M. McGrade: Affirmations of Royalty. Liturgical music in the Collegiate church of Saint Mary in Aachen 1050-1350 (Ph.D. Diss, University of Chicago, 1998).
E. Rice: Music and Ritual in the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary in Aachen, 1300-1600 (Ph.D. Diss, Columbia University, New York, 2002).