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July 5, 2011
NEW FILE: "About" file for Kielce, Biblioteka Kapituly Katedralnej, Ms. 1

July 1, 2011
NEW FILE: Kielce, Biblioteka Kapituly Katedralnej, Ms. 1

Access this file on the new CANTUS website: http://cantusdatabase.org/ or through the University of Waterloo (Ontario) portal: http://margot.uwaterloo.ca/cantus/index.html.

July 1, 2011
We are moving! Both UWO and UW websites will remain active during our transition year.

March 1, 2011
NEWS: The CANTUS Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant is delighted to announce that a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the redesign of the new CANTUS website at the University of Waterloo. In order to maintain its usefulness as one of the most lauded online Gregorian chant research tools, CANTUS will be redeveloped in MySQL on a Drupal server. In this more up-to-date environment, there is great potential for new analytical tools for use with the existing data in this digital archive of medieval manuscript indices.

[Click here for 'News from MARGOT' page.]

January 2011
***New funding is pending. Check back for details!***

October 2010
Current contents = 379,206 records in 134 manuscript indices!

October 25, 2010
NEW FILE: Köln (Cologne), Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek, 215

January 5, 2010
NEW FILE: "About" file for Münster Antiphoner from 1537

December 14, 2009
NEW FILE: Münster Antiphoner from 1537, printed by Alopecius

April 29, 2009
NEW FILE: Halifax (Canada), St. Mary's University - Patrick Power Library, M2149.L4 1554 (The "Salzinnes" Antiphonal)

January 1, 2009
NEW FILES: Dubrovnik, Franjevacki samostan (Franciscan Monastery), Codices C, D, F & E (from Venice)

December 2008
A new version of the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum/TraitÚs franšais sur la musique/saggi musicali italiani/CANTUS CD-ROM has been published in cooperation with Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, School of Music, Indiana University.

July 9, 2008
NEW FILE: Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek - Musikabteilung, 31

The database now holds indices of 127 manuscripts, a total of 361,673 records.

April 1, 2008 **Start of current SSHRC grant period.**

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February 4, 2008
NEW FILE: Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Domarchiv, G 20
NEW FILE: Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 390 (the "Hartker" Antiphoner)
NEW FILE: Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 391 (the "Hartker" Antiphoner)
NEW FILE: Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek - Musikabteilung, 32
NEW FILES: "About" files for Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Mss.1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and Wrocław, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Biblioteka, Rkp. 12025/IV

Also, minor edits have been made to the index of Assisi, Cattedrale San Rufino - Archivio e Biblioteca, 5; full chant texts following the manuscript reading have been added to some records in an "experimental" field; and links to online images have been added to some records.

The database now holds indices of 126 manuscripts, a total of 359,059 records.

November 5, 2007
NEW FILE: Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Musiksammlung, 1890

Edits to existing files include:


January 2007
Manuscript descriptions (the "about" files) are undergoing a format change!
Several are complete.  See http://bach.music.uwo.ca/CantusManuscripts/.

NEW FILE: "About" files for København (Copenhagen), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. Kgl. Samling, 3449, I-XVII (tblManuscripts web format)
NEW FILE: "About" file for Istanbul, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Deissmann 42 (tblManuscripts web format)

November 21, 2006
NEW FILE: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 284
NEW FILE: Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Ms.2 (Rękopis Pergament 14)
NEW FILE: Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Ms.3 (Rękopis Pergament 15)
NEW FILE: Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Ms.4 (Rękopis Pergament 20)
NEW FILE: Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Ms.5 (Rękopis Pergament 13)
NEW FILE: Wrocław, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Biblioteka, Rkp. 12025/IV
UPDATED FILE: Kraków, Klastor OO. Karmelitów na Piasku (Carmelite Convent), Ms.1 (Rękopis Pergament 12) - with erasures and palimpsests indicated

NOTE: The sigla for Ljubljana 17 and 18 have changed to Ljubljana, Nadškofijski arhiv (Archiepiscopal Archives), 18 (olim 17) and Ljubljana, Nadškofijski arhiv (Archiepiscopal Archives), 18 (olim 17).

CantusIDNumbers have been abbreviated by one digit (i.e., the intermediary "0" has been removed).

The coding for Easter Drama chants has been modified.  "D" for "dramatic element" replaces the generic genre "M" ("miscellaneous") for these items.

We have adopted new "cantusIDNumbers" for Mass chants, and have begun to replace the generic genre "G" with more specific genre identifications ("Of" for offertories, "Gr" for graduals, etc.).  The mass service code "MI" has been created, too.  These numbers and codes will be used in future indices whenever items for the Mass are included in antiphoners (as happens frequently in the Kraków codices listed above).

The genre field is now 3 characters in length.

Full melodies or melodic incipits continue to be added in Volpiano font to some records.  (Please consider a donation if you have some spare time to transcribe some chants!)

Some minor edits to other files have occurred.

June 23, 2006
NEW FILE: København (Copenhagen), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. Kgl. Samling, 3449, I-XVII
NEW FILE: Istanbul, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Deissmann 42

April 1, 2006
NEW FILE: Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 40047 (Quedlinburg Antiphoner) "about file"

March 16, 2006
Melodic incipits added for Augsburg Cathedral sources from Munich (Clm 4303, 4304, 4305, & 4306) in strings of letters which, when viewed in Volpiano font, appear as round noteheads on a five-line staff.

February 28, 2006
NEW FILE: Fulda, Hessische Landesbibliothek., Aa 55 “about” file
NEW FILE: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Canon. Liturg. 202 “about” file

February 23, 2006
NEW FILE: Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 40047 (Quedlinburg Antiphoner)
NEW FILE: Fulda, Hessische Landesbibliothek., Aa 55
NEW FILE: Krakow, Carmelite Convent, 1 (Rekopis Pergament 12)
NEW FILE: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Canon. Liturg. 202

September 23, 2005
The differentia field has been expanded to 4 characters.
The sequence number field (directly following the folio or page number) has been added to the "basic" download/viewing format (now 88 characters wide).
New "CantusIDNumbers" have been added to the "widescreen" version.

July 29, 2005
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4304
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4305
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4306
Minor edits made to Mainz D, and corrections made to polyphonic entries in Graz 29.

August 30, 2004
NEW FILE: Lucca, Biblioteca Capitolare Feliniana e Biblioteca Arcivescovile, 601 "about" file
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4303 "about" file
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4304 "about" file
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4305 "about" file
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4306 "about" file

August 24, 2004
NEW FILE: Lucca, Biblioteca Capitolare Feliniana e Biblioteca Arcivescovile, 601
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4303

June 25, 2004
NEW FILE: Albi, Bibliothèque municipale Rochegude, 44 "about" file
NEW FILE: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, n. acq. lat. 1411 "about" file
NEW FILE: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, n. acq. lat. 1412 "about" file
NEW FILE: Assisi, Biblioteca comunale, 693 "about" file
NEW FILE: Assisi, Biblioteca comunale, 694 "about" file
NEW FILE: Assisi, Cattedrale San Rufino, Archivio e Biblioteca, 5 "about" file
NEW FILE: Chicago, Newberry Library, 24 "about" file
NEW FILE: Città del Vaticano (Roma), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, lat. 8737 "about" file
NEW FILE: Fribourg, Bibliothèque des Cordeliers, 2 "about" file
NEW FILE: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 12o Cmm 1 (St. Anna Kloster) "about" file
NEW FILE: Napoli, Biblioteca nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, vi. E. 20 "about" file

June 24, 2004
NEW FILE: Albi, Bibliothèque municipale Rochegude, 44
NEW FILE: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, n. acq. lat. 1411
NEW FILE: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, n. acq. lat. 1412
Significant edits to the differentiae of the Budapest manuscripts.
Minor editing in other files.

April 1, 2004 **Start of previous SSHRC grant period.**