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  • 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.

102 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.

    • | Permalink

      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

  5. | Permalink

    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

  7. | Permalink

    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!

    • | Permalink

      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)

  9. | Permalink

    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.

    • | Permalink

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

      • Richard Chonak
        | Permalink

        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
    | Permalink

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

  12. iereus.xavier
    | Permalink

    May I upload a scan of the original to a score in gregobase? How?

    • | Permalink

      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
    | Permalink

    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?

    • | Permalink

      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.

        • | Permalink

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

  20. phshannon
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    The Nocturnale scan is missing pp. LXXVI & LXXVII. Thanks.

    • | Permalink

      Indeed but unfortunately these were missing from the scan I got… If somebody could send them to me, I’d be happy to bring them in!

  21. Yolisuhijo
    | Permalink

    Hello everyone,

    How can I avoid the automatic custos? I’ve tried to use what “Custos control” says and it doesn’t work.

    Thanks in advance!

  22. dsm
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    Could we perhaps rename the “Praefationes in tono solemni” category into simply “Praefationes”? I intend to add a number of prefaces in near future, both solemn & simple and don’t really see a need for them to be that separate.

  23. edwardr42000@icloud.com
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    For ‘Jesu Dulcis Memoria’ I have a plainsong copy which has ‘Dans vera CORDI gaudia’. The versions on here have ‘Dans vera CORDIS gaudia’. Can anyone help with this reason and if I need to change it on my copy? Thanks

    • | Permalink

      IMHO “cordi” this is a mistake; I have too in this Gregorian Chant in the text “dans vera cordis gaudia” (Hymnus “Jesu dulcis memoria”, modus 1).

  24. antoine
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    Hello
    I discover to day an mistake in “Alleluia Sancti tui , Domine”
    The last three notes of Domine are not DO SI SI but RE DO DO

    Here is le modified text by me

    (f3) AL(e)le(f)lú(hi~)ia.(i_h/iggf.) *(,) ij.(hv./iji./ef/h_f//hv.ghe/hhh.f!gwhf.) V/.(::) San(f_e/f!gwh’)cti(i) tu(jiihi)i,(iv.hh/fgf.) (;) Dó(f!hh/ijHF’/ivH’GEf./hfhhf/ge)mi(fe)ne,(e.) (;) be(ffe/ffe/fc..,ef!hvvF’E/hhhi)ne(h)dí(h)cent(ivH’G/hf~) te:(f.) (:) gló(f!h’i)ri(jiihi)am(iv.hh/fgf.) (,) re(f!hh/ijHF’/ivH’GE/f./hfhhf/ge)gni(e.) tu(hh)i(hi) *(,) di(i_h/jij)cent.(jvvIH’GE/f!gwhf.) (::)

    Sincerely yours
    Antoine Phan

  25. edwardr42000@icloud.com
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    Illuminaire Score Editor seems to have vanished …

  26. Jerome
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    Hello,

    I was looking at the Hartker – Nocturnale Romanum and found that a couple of pages were missing: LXXVI (77), and LXXVII (78). Is there any chance these will be added any times soon?

    https://gregobase.selapa.net/source.php?id=23&images=1&index=3

    Thank you,
    -Jerome

  27. ivanmilicic
    | Permalink

    I have a question about TeX files. Is it possible to add packages using \usepackage{…}?

  28. ivanmilicic
    | Permalink

    What is the easiest way to find a chant which isn’t encoded? I suppose some books are all encoded so it would be good to know…

    • | Permalink

      I guess the easiest is to browse by source… If there’s only a limited amount of scores listed there, it might be useful to encode more of them…
      That said, they might be encoded already but missing the reference to that source…

  29. | Permalink

    I think there has on error in solesmes Graduel SCIANT GENTES at super omnem terram
    – In your version : o(fg/hg)mnem(h!jj/hjg)
    In GT 1973 – Solesmes : o(fg/hg/h!jj)mnem(hjg)

  30. Christophorus
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    Is there a way to get a ‘(‘ into the text. The Epistles of Sexagessima and Septuagessima?

    • SirPL
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      Text inside tag is displayed literally so you can use (.

      • SirPL
        | Permalink

        the tag is (without spaces inside) – so you should write ( (also without spaces)

  31. | Permalink

    Not sure where to post this, so of course delete if inappropriate, but: I recently created a new YouTube Channel dedicated to chant: Chants of a Lifetime, drawing all my source material from this site (so, so grateful!). I am very interested to hear from chant enthusiasts here which chants I should learn and share next (is there any notion of “most viewed”?) and any commentary you have on presentation or style. If anyone wants to collaborate more substantially, I can be reached at thechantsofalifetime (at) gmail.com .

  32. Théophane
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    would it be possible to add these ressources:
    I have these, and began to make a GABC file for a fiew parts. i do not know if it can be interesting for others to have these ressources (i still have more from various dioceses or religious orders…)…

    https://baseliturgie.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/liber-usualis-paris-1928.pdf
    https://baseliturgie.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/propre-notc3a9-du-diocc3a8se-dangers-mgr-costes.pdf

  33. | Permalink

    I own an ipad 3 with iOS 9.3. Is there a chance to run the Chant tool app with it?

  34. | Permalink

    p. 485 of Antiphonarium O.P. (Gillet), Dominican, 1933, is inaccessible. When one clicks on the blue arrows to advance from p. 484, the image jumps to p. 486.

  35. framp
    | Permalink

    Is it possible to add a source from the “Cantuale Romano-Seraphicum”, 1922.
    I can provide the scans if required.

  36. David Poon
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    Tried to register but never received an email. Wanted to report that Gloria Patri VII has the clef one line too high.

    • | Permalink

      the Gloria Patri VII clef on the 1961 Graduale Romanum is fine…

      or are you referring to another source?

  37. gsmisek
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    I updated Inclitus rector (pro episcopus) from the Liber Hymnarius (previously Inclytus rector), but I had two incomplete recorded changes that should be deleted, before the final complete change.

  38. fiat
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    I just added the Christmas Matins Invitatory to the database. I classified it as a Responsory, because there is no classification for an Invitatory. Could that category be added?

  39. Benjamin George
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    Please add the Offertoriale Triplex or the Offertoriale sive Versus (pdf here: https://gregorianbooks.com/gregorian/pdf/CMAA/1935_Offertoriale.pdf) as a source.

  40. | Permalink

    Hello!
    First of all, thank you very much for the great help we get through your website. I have sometimes noticed mistakes in certain scores. Who can I report these errors to?
    Kind regards, Br. Nikolai

  41. mortonsc
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    Can you add the Rituale Romanum 1816? It’s been digitized for google books; I can provide a link to a pdf.

    It’s necessary for the chants proper to the old blessing of water on Epiphany Eve, which as far as I know aren’t recorded in any later source.

  42. | Permalink

    For anyone interested I’m uploading Gregorian Chant PDF booklets of the current Liturgy of the Hours for Sundays and Solemnities (I & II Vespers, and Lauds), and Feasts, for the whole year here https://hermitagechant.blogspot.com/

    Practically everything comes from this Web.
    Thank you once again for this amazing Web and all those who contribute to it.

  43. hboesman
    | Permalink

    I am putting together a large print missal booklet. Many in our parish are older and cannot read the standard font size. Is there a way to alter your: (1) Font size (14pt or 26 pt) ; and (2) Font to something like Calibri or Arial (not narrow) so that they are legible to older pair of eyes? Illuminare editor has that feature, but unfortunately they have no PNG output, which is a huge bother. You’d have to PDF, screenshot, cut and paste to Word, resulting in blurriness. Please help.

    • Octavio
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      You could try pasting the gabc here:

      http://frmatthew.github.io/exsurge/chant.html

      Zoom it as needed, then screencapture it.

    • Methodista
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      The GABC Transcription Tool’s (https://bbloomf.github.io/jgabc/transcriber.html) PNG function works and produces clear results when pasted into Word.

      What I find to be easiest is to fiddle with the size settings in Illuminare, then copy the entire code into the transcription tool (make sure to select “show integrated GABC”). From there you can further manipulate the number on the “width” line if you want, then click download PNG.

  44. Revio
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    Good afternoon, and thank you so much for your excellent webpage. I fear there is an error when you try to download this version of hymn “Christe, qui splendor et dies”: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=4686. Thank you again.

  45. mimo38
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    How to add a source ? (La semaine sainte 1962 de Solesmes ?)

  46. Methodista
    | Permalink

    Hi, I just registered to add a score.
    Is there a way for me to add a new source to the list of sources?
    There are a few PDFs available at gregorianbooks.com that don’t seem to be on the source list here.

  47. Barbara Manson
    | Permalink

    I am not able to find Versicles and Responses for Office of Vespers on GregoBase. I’m using the 1934 Monastic Antiphonal, and finding everything else. Thank you so much!

  48. | Permalink

    Does anyone know melody for two of seven Praefaces permited by Quo Magis, febrary 22, 2020:
    – Præfatio de SS. Sacramento;
    – Præfatio de omnibus Sanctis et SS. Patronis?
    Thank you!

  49. rleduc
    | Permalink

    Looking to try my hand at a few transcriptions, starting with some simple antiphons in the Nocturnale Romanum of Hartker. I’m going slowly so as to learn without adding a lot of junk to the database that just needs fixing later.

    Is there a document laying out preferred style? For example, Hartker’s format for antiphons has the incipit and psalm tone marking at the start of the psalm and the full antiphon without psalm tone marking at the end.

    Do you want both of those pieces in the data base, corresponding to the manuscript, or would you prefer a single file containing the full antiphon with the end of the incipit marked with an asterisk and including the psalm tone (unlike Hartker’s notation).

    If style considerations like this are written down somewhere, I’m happy to read them to avoid swamping your database with junk.

  50. benyanke
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    Can the 1935 Offertoriale be added as a source? I’d love to start transcribing this.

  51. Federico C.
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    Thanks for this project !! I would like to contribute transcribing from a new source: Antiphonale Marcianum (Venetian)

    The long title of the source is:
    Antiphonale Officii Secundum Consuetudinem Ducalis Ecclesiae Sancti Marci Venetiarum

    It contains melodies from the XIII century, as performed according to the Venetian/Aquileian rite in the St Mark’s Basilica (Venice), some of which until year 1807.

    For more details you can refer to a related volume written by my uncle d. Giulio Cattin in 1990 and now online (https://archivio.fondazionelevi.it/record/57999/files/MLSM_Volume_III.pdf).

    Thank you very much

    • | Permalink

      Done!

      • Federico Castellan
        | Permalink

        Thank you! Maybe we could add 1990 as the year since it’s the first year these melodies where published? Happy new year.

        • | Permalink

          OK. I changed the wording and added the transcriptions scans. I also changed your record accordingly. Please tell me what you think about it.

  52. Sister Marie
    | Permalink

    i would like to register but its rejecting my email. What to do.

  53. | Permalink

    Please correct the SCORE page display after recent changes:

    With the numbers added for search, the alphabet line is longer and it overlaps with the box on the right side of the page. As a result I cannot search the U – V – W – Z letters no matter how I modify my screen or browser in size and position.
    Thanks.
    I’m posting this here because I can’t find a way of posting this with Fix It

  54. rleduc
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    I’ve been adding a few simple chants from the front of the Nocturnale Romanum, 2002. It would be nice, I think, to have tags for Invitatory Psalm and Invitatory (antiphon). I don’t know if some other tag is customary; I am a novice. But it seemed weird to just call them Varia and Antiphon. Perhaps Psalm and Antiphon would be better, but I think dedicated tags would be better still.

    • xmarteo
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      The way I see it, the tones for ps94 that do not include antiphons fall under the Psalmus _usage_ (not tag).
      (“Usage” being the more or less standardized field of a gabc header)

      Conversely, the invitatory antiphons by themselves (not intertwined with the verses of ps94) fall under the Antiphona usage.

      What we could do is have both in their proper usage (Antiphona and Psalmus) and tag them with “Ad invitatorium” – the tag already exists.

    • xmarteo
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      By the way, @rleduc, I see you add a lot of tags that are redundant with other fields (usage/office-part, mode, source).
      Please note that the gabc files will include in their headers the “office-part”, “mode” and “book” fields, taking them from the “usage”, “mode” and “source” fields of the database.
      So, adding those informations as tags is not useful in my opinion.
      In my view the tags should cover :
      – the hour (ad invitatorium/matutinum/officium lectionis/laudes/primam/tertiam/sextam/horam mediam/nonam/vesperas/completorium)
      – the season or feast (tempore adventus/nativitatis/quadragesimae/paschalis/per annum/post pentecosten ; in honore S. XYZ ; in festo XYZ)

  55. Norman Last
    | Permalink

    Do you have a table of contents or something like that based on the Sundays of the year? For example, I would like to see the chants for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time.
    Is there a page that I can go to in order to see those chants, or is it possible to type in the text, e.g. “Dominus secus mare..” for the Introit on the Third Sunday?

  56. rcarey
    | Permalink

    Can you add to the sources
    1895 – Solesmes – Liber Responsorialis
    Thanks!

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