Antiphonale Missarum Sextuplex
 
This database of Hesbert's Antiphonale Missarum Sextuplex was created with the programme dBASE III PLUS. As well as being a partial substitute for Hesbert's own indices, it can be used as a starting point for new inventories of sources containing the proper chants of mass.
The database is placed here at the disposal of colleagues in accordance with the aims of the IMS Study Group 'Cantus Planus', which include the exchange of data in electronic form.
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liturgic.txt
chants in liturgical order, as in Hesbert
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genre.txt chants listed alphabetically within genres
TXT
incipit.txt chants listed in one alphabetical sequence irrespective of genre
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The database is not a critical edition of the incipits. Orthography has been regularized as follows:
- capitalization is abandoned;
- ae and oe become e
- j becomes i, as do ih(-esus, -erusalem) and hi(-erusalem)
- adst- becomes ast-
- adn- and adt- become ann- and att-
- inl- and inm- become ill- and imm-
- -ti- is preferred to -ci-
Structure of the database
Field
Name
Length
1
FEST_NR
6
2
SATZ_NR
3
3
GATTUNG
4
4
INCIPIT
60
5
M [Monza, s8]
1
6
R [Rheinau, s8/9]
1
7
B [Mont-Blandin, s8/9]
1
8
C [Compiègne, s9] 1
9
K [Corbie, s9/10]
1
10
S [Senlis, s9] 1
Total length of record
78
 
Field 1 FEST_NR gives the number of the formulary in Hesbert's numbering.

Field 2 SATZ_NR gives the number of the chant within the formulary.

Field 3 GATTUNG gives the genre of the chant, using the following abbreviations:
 
In
Introit
InP
Psalm verse for the introit
InR
Versus ad repetendum for the introit
Gr
Gradual
GrV
Verse for gradual
Tc
Tractus (verses are not distinguished)
Al
Alleluia
AlV
extra verse for alleluia
Of
Offertory
OfV
Verse for offertory
Cm
Communion
CmP
Psalm verse for the communion
CmR
Versus ad repetendum for the communion
An
Antiphon
Va
Varia
 
In addition, Ru has been used to provide space for a rubric. The denomination of the formulary follows the practice in Hesbert's indices, not that of the sources. Ru is always 00 in field 2.

Field 4 INCIPIT gives the text incipit. An asterisk * is used in the case of a few items such as offertory verses who ordering within the formulary is not the same in all sources.

Fields 5-10 M, R, B, C, K, S show which of Hesbert's six sources contain the item.
 
Compilers: Petra Böhm, David Hiley