Cantatorium slovak german

Posted in Manuscripts 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 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.

Graduale Romanum, Graduale Triplex slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Literature, Scores at 9:40 PM

Graduale Romanum & Graduale Triplex

A must of an Gregorian schola is a so called gradual, a book collecting all musical items of the Mass for the whole liturgical year. It contains chants for ordinary (invariable parts of the mass like Kyrie, Gloria, Credo…) and for proper (parts of the mass that varies like Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion…). Apart from texts of these chants it contains of course the melody of it in quadratic notation.

The official gradual of Roman Catholic Church is currently Graduale Romanum (GR) published in 1974. Graduale Triplex (GT)(1979) is actually Graduale Romanum supplemented with two neumatic notations. Above the quadratic record there is black transcription of Laon neumatic manuscript and beow the system is red neumatic record of St. Gallen family of manuscripts.  The majority of proper is notated in this manner. This is where its name comes from.

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Alberto Turco in Košice slovak german

Posted in Classes, Gregorian Chant at 7:39 PM

Internationally acknowledged Italian specialist on Gregorian chant Alberto Turco is going to visit Košice, Slovakia. He will lead here Workshop called

Music between Heaven and Earth – Gregorian chant

Alberto Turco

Workshop organizes Liturgical Institute of Ján Jalovecký (Theologic Faculty of Catholic University). It will be held from 17th – 19th march 2007 on Hlavná 89 Street in Košice.

The Goal of the Workshop is to illustrate Gregorian chant theoretically and practically. Participants would have the possibility to chant under the direction of Alberto Turco. There will be no participation fee.

Initiator and main Organizer of the Workshop is ThDr. Ján Veľbacký. We will bring more specific information about the Workshop soon.

Officium Majoris Hebdomadae slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Literature, Scores, Web Resources at 9:09 AM

Officium Majoris Hebdomadae

Chant book which we mentioned in the last post, is already available online on the webpage of CMAA.

It contains chants for celebrations of Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday (including earlier supplied Passion Narratives)through Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. From the whole interresting content we pick out:

  • Lamentations of Jeremiah with simple tones,
  • famous Hymns like Vexilla regis, Pange lingua, Crux fidelis
  • Celebration of Mass of the Chrism (Missa Chrismatis)
  • Exsultet

In appendix there are chants for feasts of few saints, common tunes for psalmody, lectures, prayers and others. PDF file has 553 pages and it takes about 18.5 MB on your harddisk.
The whole name of the book:

et Octavæ Paschæ
cum canto

juxta ordinem
Breviarii, Missalis et Pontificalis Romani
editio compendiosa i juxta typicam
sumptibus et typis Friderici Pustet
S. Sedis Apost. et S. Rituum Congregationis typographi

Passio Domini Nostri slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Scores, Web Resources at 12:55 AM

There are great new chant resources on the web of church music association of america:

Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum

Size of each PDF file is cca 1.8 MB. Chants are scanned from:

Officium Majoris Hebdomadae et Octavae Paschae cum canto
juxta ordinem Breviarii, Missalis et Pontificalis Romani
editio compendiosa i juxta typicam RATISBONAE
sumptibus et typis Friderici Pustet
S. Sedis Apost. et S. Rituum Congregationis typographi 1923

Updated 2007-02-10

Gregorian repertoire slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Literature, Web Resources at 10:56 PM

Interesting Index of gregorian chants is available on the site In the database is stored the occurence of particular chants in selected chant literature. Chants are sorted by title, type (introitus, graduale…), bible source and literature. Majority of the content is in french language. Here is the list of indexed literature:

  • Graduale Triplex 1979
  • Esthétique grégorienne Dom Paolo Ferretti,O.S.B. 1938
  • Sémiologie grégorienne Dom Eugène Cardine 1970
  • Il canto gregoriano (ed.1,2) 1 Corso fondamentale Alberto Turco 1991
  • Il canto gregoriano (ed.1,2) 2 Toni e modi Alberto Turco 1991
  • Einführung in die Interpretation des Gregorianischen Chorals 1 Band 1: Grundlagen Luigi Agustoni/Johannes Berchmans Göschl 1987
  • Einführung in die Interpretation des Gregorianischen Chorals 2 Band 2: Ästhetik Luigi Agustoni/Johannes Berchmans Göschl 1987
  • Introduction à l’interpétation du chant grégorien L. Agustoni/J.B.Göschl – J.Kohlhäufl/D.Saulnier 2001
  • Die rhetorische Komponente in der Notation des Codex 121 von Einsiedeln Godehard Joppich
  • Le chant grégorien Mot et neume Luigi Agustoni 1969
  • Revue grégorienne 1921 – Année 6 – N°1 Norbert Rousseau 1921
  • Los modos gregorianos historia, análisis, estética Jean Jeanneteau 1985
  • Les plus belles mélodies grégoriennes Dom Gajard 1985
  • Confessio et pulchritudo 1-9 Commentaar op de gregoriaanse Mis- en Officiegezangen Nicolaas Boer 1952

By chants of mass proper is in addition to place in Graduale Triplex (Graduale Romanum) also use of this chant in other celebrations.

Schola cantus Gregoriani slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Performers at 2:01 PM

Schola cantus Gregoriani

Thanks to blog of SDH have I info about other czech ensemble, with focus on gregorian chant. On the website of Schola cantus Gregoriani (in czech language only) there is description of the ensemble and its repertoire, photos, audio samples, events announcements and some links to other sites.

Schola Benedicta slovak german

Posted in Gregorian Chant, Performers at 7:53 PM

Schola benedicta

Prague (Czech Republic) chamber woman’s vocal ensemble Schola Benedicta has after longer pause again its website. You can find there infos about history of the ensemble, photos and samples of concert activities, current news, responses and recensions(in czech language only – so far)
Art director of the ensemble is Jiří Hodina, former member of Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, graduated from Paris conservatory (Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique de Paris), the program Conducting Gregorian Chant. Under his direction we held our workshop in 2005. I would like to draw your attention to his texts about chant.

Mozart online slovak german

Posted in Church Music, Scores at 8:40 PM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are from 2006/12/12 available for free on the Internet Site of International Mozarteum Foundation. The purpose is to make Mozart’s musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use.