Explanation of conventions in the listings
The general reference format for chants is "b-p-n" where b is the book number, "p"is the page number and "n" the chant number (in the book). The chant number may have a prefix and/or a suffix,
depending on the particular chant book. If the chant number is followed by the diamond symbol (♦) the editor of the chant book claims explicitly that this is the first publication of the chant.
Note: This has not yet been entered for all books, it will be checked in the near future.
Hover the cursor over a book number for the full title of the book, click for additional information and a table of contents for that specific chant book.
Click on the chant number to play the midi (if your browser supports it).
NEW: All chants in the database are numbered when they are entered. This unique reference number is also used as the filename for the midi files (visible in the lower lefthand corner of the screen when the cursor is hovered over the chant number n in the b-p-n notation). The reference number is now added to the information that is displayed when the cursor is hovered over the chant number.
The reference number can be of use to recall a particular chant. For this purpose a search function based on these reference numbers is provided. The search result points to the fingerprint pages where the reference number is listed with each chant.
Click on a composer name (in any listing) to go to the detail page for that composer.
If the composer is actually the arranger of a chant or theme by another composer, the name of the original composer is added in square brackets.
The column "T" or "Type" indicates the type of chant (S=Single, etc - refer to the page Types)
Chants that are explicitly labeled "Changeable" (or marked "or in the minor/major mode") in a chant book are identified by the addition (Ch) to the key.
If the chant number is the same for both the Major and Minor setting, a suffix M (for Major) or m (for Minor) is added to the chant number.
If the chant in the parallel key was not printed in the chant book, it is nevertheless included in the index for completeness of the fingerprints.
These additional chants are marked with an asterisk added to the m/M suffix (e.g. M*)
Click on an entry in the fingerprint column to go to an overview page for that fingerprint.
If a fingerprint is followed by two numbers in parentheses these numbers are essentially a summary of the overview page. They have the following meaning:
- the first number is the number of books in which this fingerprint by this composer was published
- the second number indicates how many other composers composed a chant starting with the same fingerprint
- (5, -) means that this fingerprint was published in five books, but no other composer wrote a chant with this fingerprint.
- (42, 3) means that this fingerprint by this composer was published in fourty-two books and three other composers composed a chant with the same fingerprint.
If no numbers follow the fingerprint it means that this fingerprint was published in only one book and there is no other composer for the same fingerprint
(this would result in the combination (1, -) which is not printed.)