Paléographie musicale german slovak

Posted in Manuscripts, Musicology May 20, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Paleographie musicaleOn the website of the Abbey of Solesmes (which is celebrating its 1000th year since its foundation in 1010) we can read:

In 1833, a young priest of the diocese of Le Mans, Dom Prosper Guéranger, undertook the restoration of benedictine monastic life on the site of an old priory at Solesmes, after forty years of silence due to the French Revolution. He seized upon the restoration of Gregorian chant with enthusiasm and began by working on its execution, asking his monks to respect the primacy of the text in their singing: pronunciation, accentuation and phrasing, with an eye to guaranteeing its intelligibility, in the service of prayer. Dom Guéranger also placed the task of restoring the authentic melodies into the hands of one of his monks.

The handwriting, in “thin flyspecks”, of the original manuscripts was indecipherable at the time. But the invention of photography soon brought unforeseen benefits with it. Little by little, an incomparable collection grew at Solesmes, facsimiles of the principal manuscripts of the chant contained in the libraries of all Europe. This was the genesis of the Paleography of Solesmes.

In 1889 the first volume of Paléographie musicale was released. The goal of this edition is the publication of the extant manuscripts of latin liturgical chant. Now, twelve volumes of  the Paléographie musicale are available online thanks to Internet Archive.

These are the available volumes:

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Empty gregorian music sheet german slovak

Posted in Notation, Resources August 13, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Friend of mine asked for Empty gregorian music sheet — maybe it could be helpful for someone else too.

E-codices: Call for collaboration german slovak

Posted in Manuscripts July 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Would you like a manuscript? You can propose which manuscript held in manuscript collections within Switzerland should be digitized this year. Deadline is 10th of July 2009 — Hurry up!

e-codices — Call for Collaboration

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Gregoriani Cantus german slovak

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Notation, Web Resources March 1, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Juan Andrés Alzate P. (Medellín, Columbia), author of the font Festa Dies for quadratic notation has now his website with the title Gregoriani Cantus. Beside his own font there are links to other useful resources.

Quadratic notation using font Festa Dies

UPDATED 2009-03-01

Cantatorium slovak german

Posted in Manuscripts May 28, 2007 at 10:48 PM

There is 13 more manuscripts available In the virtual Library Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG), among them important codices with neumatic notation including Cantatorium — the earliest complete extant musical manuscript in the world (922 — 925):

  • Codex 338 — Computus, Breviarium, Graduale, Sakramentar (1050–1060) Graduale is on folios 36 — 317
  • Codex 359 — Cantatorium (922 — 925), 170 pages
  • Codex 361 — Graduale 12th century, 142 pages
  • Codex 374 — Graduale, Lektionar half of 11th century, 845 pages (Graduale 176)
  • Codex 381 - Versicularium, Hymnar, Tropar, Sequentiar (930) — 498 pages
  • Codex 382 - Tropar, Versicularium, Sequentiar 11., 13. — 14. century, 270 pages
  • Codex 383 - Sequentiae. Hymni 13. — 14. century, 176 pages, quadratnotation
  • Codex 388 - Antiphonar 12., 14. century, 498 pages, quadratnotation
  • Codex 413 - Breviar 11. — 14. century, 702 pages
  • Codex 414 - Breviar 11. — 14. century, 666 pages
  • Codex 484 - Tropar 10. century, 320 pages
  • Codex 546 - Collectio S. Gallensis troporum et sequentiarum 1507, 820 pages, quadratnotation

Older (updated) post about St. Galler manuscripts is here.

Gregofacsimil slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Manuscripts, Scores, Web Resources April 16, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Dominica I. adventus - Responsorium Lætentur cæli

Great new source of information about chant manuscripts and also source of chant scores is available online on the site Gregofacsimil. Website is in French language. If you don’t understand French at all, you can try automated translations: English, German. On the page you can find introduction to problematic of restitution of chant melodies, some of its results — especially responsories of selected matins (night part of officium) and also whole matins for some feasts (I haven’t seen scores of matins anywhere else on the net).

Especially useful is large list of sites whith digitalized chant manuscripts. In the list is mentioned type of codex, source, type of notation and other information.

Graduál z Bellelay

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Manuscripts September 27, 2006 at 11:12 PM

Graduál z BellelayĎalší hodnotný neumatický rukopis je dostupný online. Graduál z premonštrátskeho kláštora v Bellelay z dvanásteho storočia obsahuje na 362 stranách repertoár na celý liturgický rok. Notácia je diastematická s neumami na štvorliňajkovej osnove.
Súčasťou stránky je aj rozsiahla štúdia rukopisu s indexom a možnosťou vyhľadávania. Jazykom stránky je francúzština.

CESG) — virtual Library">Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) — virtual Library slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Manuscripts, Scores July 21, 2006 at 12:11 AM

Abbey Library of St. Gallen (Switzerland) is available online! Or at least part of it. At the moment, you can study 144 medieval manuscripts on the Website Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG), among them important codices with neumatic notation including famous Codex Hartker:

  • Codex 338 — Computus, Breviarium, Graduale, Sakramentar (1050–1060) Graduale is on folios 36 — 317
  • Codex 339 — Kalendar, Graduale, Sakramentar (980, 1000)
    Graduale
    has 140 pages
  • Codex 340 — Kalendar, Graduale, Sakramentar
    (3. third of 11.th century) Graduale has 160 pages
  • Codex 342 — Kalendar, Lektionar, Graduale, Sakramentar
    (10th, 11th century) Graduale has 163 pages
  • Codex 359 — Cantatorium (922 — 925), 170 pages, the earliest complete extant musical manuscript in the world
  • Codex 361 — Graduale 12th century, 142 pages
  • Codex 374 — Graduale, Lektionar half of 11th century, 845 pages (Graduale 176)
  • Codex 375Chantbook from 12th century — Graduale has 212 pages
  • Codex 376 — Kalendar, Computus, Tropar, Graduale, Sequentiar (half of 11th century) — contains sequences of local monk Notker the Stammerer (Notker balbalus, †912)
    Troparium — 43 pages, Graduale — 239
    pages, Sekquentiar — 114 pages.
  • Codex 380 — Kalendar, Computus, Tropar, Sequentiar
    (1050 — 1060)
    Troparium — 89 pages, Sequentiar — 269 pages
  • Codex 381 - Versicularium, Hymnar, Tropar, Sequentiar (930) — 498 pages
  • Codex 382 - Tropar, Versicularium, Sequentiar 11., 13. — 14. century, 270 pages
  • Codex 383 - Sequentiae. Hymni 13. — 14. century, 176 pages, quadratnotation
  • Codex 388 - Antiphonar 12., 14. century, 498 pages, quadratnotation
  • Codex 390, 391 — Antiphonarium officii (990 — 1000)
    also known as “Codex Hartker”. 183 + 251 pages
  • Codex 413 - Breviar 11. — 14. century, 702 pages
  • Codex 414 - Breviar 11. — 14. century, 666 pages
  • Codex 484 - Tropar 10. century, 320 pages
  • Codex 546 - Collectio S. Gallensis troporum et sequentiarum 1507, 820 pages, quadratnotation

UPDATED 2008-05-20

The Schøyen Collection

Posted in Manuscripts, Notation June 16, 2006 at 9:11 PM

Ukážka beneventskej notácieKrásne ukážky zo súkromnej zbierky historických rukopisov sú k dispozícii na stránke The Schøyen Collection.

Okrem ukážok z mnohých iných oblastí je medzi hudobnými rukopismi viacero reprodukcií chorálnej neumatickej notácie, napríklad St. Gallenskej, aquitánskej, beneventskej, germánskej (hufnagel), ostrihomskej a ďalších.

Gregorian Chant — Plainchant — Gregoriaans

Posted in Gregorian Chant, History, Literature, Notation, Performers May 15, 2006 at 10:02 PM

Skvelú stránku venovanú gregoriánskemu chorálu vytvoril Willy Schuyesmans.
Stránka je dostupná v angličtine, francúzštine, portugalčine a holandštine.
Veľmi pekne popisuje históriu chorálu, stručne vysvetľuje aj notáciuteóriu módov.
Zaujímavý je aj zoznam kláštorov, v ktorých sa v súčasnosti pestuje gregoriánsky chorál.
Za veľmi hodnotnú považujem diskografiu — zoznam chorálnych nahrávok s ukážkami, komentármi a hodnotením.
Ak hľadáte odbornú literatúru, určite si pozrite aj bibliografiu.
Nájdete tu aj množstvo odkazov na iné stránky venujúce sa tejto tématike.