The Regensburg ANTIPHONARIA project and RISM volumes
for antiphoners and noted breviaries
 
ANTIPHONARIA is a project at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft of Regensburg University, financed by the TransCoop-Program of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Regensburg team, led by David Hiley, is working with the CANTUS team, led by Terence Bailey, to enlarge and develop new ways of processing the data in the CANTUS databanks. In the Autumn of 2006 a workshop was held in Regensburg, where among other things the compilation of RISM volumes covering antiphoners and notated breviaries was discussed.
An international team to compile the RISM volumes is in the process of formation. It is intended to link the manuscript descriptions to a number of databases and other electronic resources, accessible in the internet, where information on the sources can be stored which is difficult or impossible to print in the traditional way. Some of these resources are already available, or being developed. Follow the links below (last update 13 June 2007).
Links
Manuscript indexes

CANTUS - at the University of Western Ontario
CAO-ECE - Department of Early Music at Budapest

Online Catalogues in preparation

Catalogue des Manuscrits Notés des Bibliothèques Publiques de France (Christian Meyer)

Les bréviaires manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France (V. Leroquais)

Checklists of liturgical manuscripts

in British libraries (Hiley)
in German libraries (Thomayer)
in Italian libraries (Baroffio)

Databases for comparing series of chants

Responsories for the Advent Sundays
Responsories for the Office of the Dead
Canticle antiphons for the Sundays after Pentecost
Antiphon melodies - (in preparation)

Ruth Steiner: 'Musical Interpolations into the Liturgical Reading of the Book of Job', Antiphonaria: Studien zu Quellen und Gesängen des mittelalterlichen Offiziums, ed. David Hiley, Regensburger Studien zur Musikgeschichte 7 (Tutzing 2009), 207-218
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