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Cantus Index - Prague presentation 2015/01/19
Transcript of Cantus Index - Prague presentation 2015/01/19
Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, 29
in two volumes (with A-Gu 30) from the Abbey of
(Steiermark, Austria). Monastic cursus. 382 fols.
Ecce dies veniunt dicit dominus et suscitabo David germen justum et regnabit rex et sapiens erit et faciet judicium et justitiam in terra et hoc est nomen quod vocabunt eum dominus justus noster
How has this responsory been catalogued?
An Index of Gregorian Chant
by J. R. Bryden & D. G. Hughes (Cambridge,
How are the melodies encoded?
Numerical coding system
Melody incipit = the first eight changes of pitch
The chants are ordered by numerical melodic codes
2 main problems:
not possible to find melody fragments inside the melodies
long and demanding search process
(founded 2009, developed by Jan Koláček)
Index of Gregorian Chant
+ references to the Cantus Database melodies
online research network
Global Chant Database
Encoding of the melody
Ecce dies veniunt:
Used in the Cantus Database
University of Waterloo, Canada
Project Manager: Debra Lacoste
Project Developer: Jan Koláček
Founded in 1980s
The Catholic University of America (1980-97)
The University of Western Ontario (1998-2010)
The University of Waterloo (2010-now)
indices of sources
compared by Hesbert in CAO:
Cantus ID numbers based on:
Hesbert, Dom René-Jean
Corpus Antiphonalium Officii
) 6 vols. Rome: Herder, 1963-79
How to deal with the chants which are not found in Hesbert's CAO?
They need new Cantus IDs!
automatic assigning of Cantus IDs
Database of all
System for searching
in external manuscript databases
(similarity of sources, liturgical traditions)
Suggestions of chants
in indexing tools of the manuscript databases
Founded in 2012
Debra Lacoste (University of Waterloo)
Jan Koláček (Charles University in Prague)
Elsa De Luca (Universidad Nova de Lisboa)
Full text (MS version)
Melody (Volpiano font)
Cantus ID (unique key)
Full text (standardized)
Chant record in manuscript databases:
Accurate description of a specific chant in a specific manuscript
Chant record in Cantus Index:
General information to classify chants in manuscripts
Catalogue of animal species
and general description
(Full text of a chant)
Exact description of a
specific animal (
found in a specific nature reserve (
Each record (chant) is related to a specific source and folio
No relation to a specific manuscript / source