Chartres Missal
This database was created with the programme dBASE III PLUS to generate indices for the facsimile of manuscript Chartres 520 published as Vol. 4, Missale Carnotense, edited by David Hiley in the series Monumenta Monodica Medii Aevi.

It 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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chants in liturgical order, as in the manuscript
chr-gen.txt chants listed alphabetically within genres
chr-inc.txt chants listed in one alphabetical sequence irrespective of genre
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Structure of the database
Field Name Length
2 SATZ 3
5 INC_2 72
6 INFO 25
7 NB (MEMO) 10
Total length of record 188
Field 1 FOLIO gives the folio number. Chartres 520 has some unnumbered folios which are given as follows
85bis recto 85y
85bis verso 85z
101bis recto 101y
101bis verso 101z
193bis recto 193y
193bis verso 193z
194bis recto does not have any incipits
194bis verso 194z
412bis recto 412y
412bis verso 412z

Field 2 SATZ gives the number of the incipit on the folio.

Field 3 GATTUNG gives the genre. The following abbreviations are used:

AE Antiphona ante evangelium
AF Antiphona in fractione
Ag Agnus Dei
Al Alleluia
AP Antiphona ad processionem
Cl Collecta
Cm Communion
EF Epistola farcita
Ep Epistola
Ev Evangelium
Gl Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gr Graduale
Hy Hymnus
In Introitus
Ky Kyrie
Le Lectio
Li Letania
Of Offertorium
Or Oratio
OV Oratio ad Vesperas
Pc Postcommunio
Pl Prosula
Pr Praefatio
Ps Psalmus
R Responsum
Re Responsorium
Ru Rubric
Sa Sanctus
Sc Secreta
Sq Sequentia
Sp Oratio super populum
Tc Tractus
Tp Tropus
Va Varia
V Versus (de gradale, alleluia, etc.)

Field 4 INCIPIT gives the incipit of the piece, or the rubric.

Field 5 INC_2 gives the verses of the introit, gradual, etc.

Field 6 INFO gives additional identification, such as the date of a saint's feast day, or the reference numbers for items in the catalogues of Melnicki, Schlager etc.

Kyries are identified by their number in Melnicki's catalogue (M...)
Glorias are identified by their number in Bosse's catalogue (B...)
Gloria trope numbers are derived from R”nnau's catalogue.
Sanctus are identified by their number in Thannabaur's catalogue (T...)
Agnus are identified by their number in Schildbach's catalogue (S...)
Alleluias are identified by their number in Schlager's catalogue (S...)
An alleluia with a verse not listed in Schlager's catalogue is denoted S 000-.
The psalm number is given for alleluias of the post-Pentecost Sundays
* denotes that only an incipit is given in Chartres 520.
s.n. = sine nota, unnotated. The designation is applied only to chants whose text was copied in full to receive notation, which was then never entered.
add. = added by the main hand or a later one
The calendar date of saints' days is given; the feasts for which sequences and farsed epistles are intended are also given
The following abbreviations are used only for rubrics:
S. = Sancte/i/o
SS. = Sanctorum/is
The following abbreviations are used only for prayers:
C = Concede
D = Deus
Dne/us/o = Domine/us/o
o = omnipotens
P = Presta
q = quesumus
s = sempiterne
Thus the common opening formula "Presta quesumus omnipotens Deus" is rendered as "P q o D"
Field 7 NB is a MEMO field, used here only to record the verses of very long tracts.
Compilers: Jutta Reiss, David Hiley