COMPAGNIA DEL ARCANGELO RAFFAELLO.
Libro del canto della Compagnia del Arcangelo Raffaello detta la Scala, [17??]
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 036
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CITATION: Compagnia del Arcangelo Raffaello Libro del canto, MSS 036, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Compagnia del Archangelo Raffaello (Company of Archangel Raphael) was dedicated to the worship of Archangel Raphael. Only one of three angels mentioned by name in the Apocryphal Bible, Raphael is the cheif figure in the book of Tobias. Only in the 17th century did masses in his honor become more numerous. The cover is engraved with clouds and a ladder (Scala), the symbol of the Company. The ladder also appears on the brass centerpiece on the back cover with the letters S.N.D.R.A. (Societas nostri Domini Raphaelli archangeli). Book dealers description remains with volume.
The choir book of the Compagnia del Archangelo Raffaello, detta La Scala,
contains antiphons and hymns, Offices of the Virgin from Advent to Easter,
including the Lamentations of Jeremiah. In the end is an Index of Hymns,
indicating when they are to be sung, starting with "Creator Alme Siderum"
for Advent. Then follow additional hymns, entding with one in commemoration
of the Archangel Raphael. An additional piece on the last flyleaf in a