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How to participate?

In order to participate, you need to register or login.

What can I do?

  • Proofcheck. If there are no mistakes in a score, click the button “Proofread by Me”. If you spot some, edit the score and fix them or ask somebody to fix it for you. All changes can be undone so don’t be afraid of making mistakes, they all can be fixed losslessly.
  • Add scores. If you don’t know where to start, just go through the sources with images and start encoding.

Description of the fields

  • Score: the gabc code for the chant. If necessary you can add GABC or TeX sections (for some more complex chants – see exemples).
  • Hymn verses: for hymns where the music is exactly the same along the verses, only the first verse should be in the “Score” field. Following verses are to be put in this field (either GABC for music or TeX for textual version).
  • Incipit: speaks by itself.
  • Version: sometimes a chant exists in different versions. The versions currently used are “Vatican” and “Solesmes” according to the presence of rhythmic signs.
  • Usage: also called “office part”.
  • Mode: should be a number or “p” for the “Tonus Peregrinus”. The “ending” field is used to put the ending according to Solesmes classification.
  • Commentary: will be placed at the top right of the score (see Kyrie VIII or Tota pulchra es, for instance).
  • Initial style: choose whether to have a 1 or 2 lines initial or no initial at all. Warning: for 2-lines initial, you’ll need to specify the first 2 line breaks.
  • Original transcriber: use this field if you’re adding a file transcribed by somebody else.
  • Sources: “sequence” means the order on the page, “extent” on how many pages does it extend. If you want to add from a source that’s not in the list, just ask it to be added.

35 Comments

  1. cantator
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    I have many GABC files of antiphons from the recently published Antiphonale Romanum II however I was wondering if there would be any copyright issue with making these available on this website? If not, I would be happy to share them.

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      There have been lengthy discussions about the copyright questions (see this thread, for instance) and the general consensus is that the books are copyrighted but not the melodies, except for newly composed ones but there aren’t many of them.

  2. yankeedoodle44
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    What font is used for the text in the output scores?

  3. Skiold Niño
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    Hi, congratulations for this huge work. I would like to help.
    Kind regards.

  4. | Permalink

    Hello,
    I discovered recently your site. I am very delighted by it.
    It is very very usefull for us.
    Many thanks

    Antoine Phan

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    Hello,

    I’m new to GregoBase and I just pressed “Proofread by Me” by accident for “Pange Lingua … Certaminis”. Is there a way to roll back ?

    thanks,
    fr. Michele

  6. Peter Gerloff
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    Thanks for your great transcriptions, released in public domain! I uploaded “Adoro te devote” here:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adoro_te_devote_%28gregorian%29.png
    Greetings from Germany,
    Peter Gerloff

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    Hi!
    Thank you for this web-page. It’s really amazing.

    I want to contribute with the “Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae”, in a version of Dom Charpentier OSB, that you can hear in this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVqmlwamPsg

    I have the GABC code but I don’t have the source. ¿What can I do?
    My e-mail is sacramliturgiam (at) gmail.com if you can reply me.

    Best regards and thank you again for this web. I love it!

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      I guess your source is The Traditional Roman Hymnal (2000). No idea what their source was… There is a short essay on gregorian chant written by “Dom Louis Charpentier, moine bénédictin” in 1929. If that one is the author, it might be not public domain… One would have to investigate about the year of death of that person 😉

  8. Antonio Pessotti
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    Hi all!
    I added two files (Veni, veni, Emmanuel & Resonet in laudibus) today.
    I beg your pardon for possible mistakes, and, if possible, your help to review and your commentaries. I’m new with Gregorio Editor, but, very interested in give some help.
    Best regards!

    Antonio Pessotti
    Director of Schola Cantorum Sancte Michael Archangele (Brazil)

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    Is there any way to add In Nocte Nativitatis Domini 1936 as a source?

    Br Michael

  10. Richard Chonak
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    Is it possible to add the header “centering-scheme: latin;” as a default for each GABC file, or at least add that header when processing the GABC into PDF? That would improve the clarity of the PDFs, which some musicians use directly in choir materials.

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      As far as I know, this is the default behaviour… Where is it not working that way?

      • Richard Chonak
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        I was looking at a printed sheet made from a Gregobase PDF file. Perhaps it was made before the current centering rule was installed. Thank you!

  11. Richard Chonak
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    Would it be possible to make a list of the oldest pieces in the database that have not been proofread?

  12. iereus.xavier
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    May I upload a scan of the original to a score in gregobase? How?

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      Currently the only way is to send it to me so that I add it to the database…

  13. | Permalink

    There appears to be a problem with the ‘report a problem’ link.

    I have not been able to fix the error in the positioning of the vertical episema so used the remarks field.

    https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=487

  14. Locutus
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    Would it be possible to add Cantus Varii (1902) as a source? The full name is Cantus Varii In Usu Apud Nostrates Ab Origine Ordinis, Aliaque Carmina In Decursu Sæculorum Pie Usu Parta. I can provide a scan.

  15. benyanke
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    Where can one find the list of pages/images that have not been transcribed? I’ve been going through doing the “pleasefix” list as I am able, and I’d like to continue to move this forward. I made myself a commitment of doing at least one chant per day!

  16. benyanke
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    Feature suggestion: should the proofread flag be reset when there are edits to the chant?

  17. Locutus
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    Can you add the {multicols} package in your include section for TeX? That’ll really help for those multi-column texts that appear under certain chant scores.

  18. m.pauline
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    I’d like to add scores from the Cistercian Hymnarium and Antiphonale. Pictures of the books can be found on http://splendorveritatis.org so there shouldn’t be copyright issues, right? Can those two books be added to the sources list?

  19. m.pauline
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    Can you add the roman numbers i-viij to be chosen as mode?

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      You’re welcome 😉 what’s the difference between these and 1-8 ?

      • m.pauline
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        In the psalmodie the ending of the second line of each verse is different. E.g. vij. T. descends in the end, whereas 7. T. rises on the last note.

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          That’s going to get confusing since some books use Roman figures for the regular tones too…

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