About

This website is test case for a software I’m developing for creating chant booklets. The code of which can be found on GitHub.

All chant transcriptions are released under CC0 (a.k.a. Public Domain) license.

Software

  • Gregorio version 2.4.2
  • LuaTeX, Version beta-0.80.0 (TeX Live 2015/Debian) (rev 5238)
  • ImageMagick 6.8.9-9 Q16 x86_64 2016-04-18
  • Ghostscript 9.18 (2015-10-05)
  • PDFCROP 1.38, 2012/11/02

Acknowledgements

  • Andrew Hinkley for his amazing work of typesetting most of the Graduale Romanum (1908 and 1961) as well as the Liber Usualis in GABC format.
  • The Church Music Association of America for offering many chant sources.
  • The Solesmes Abbey for reviving and making accessible that repertoire.

The monks image in the header comes from a 15th century olivetan gradual.

33 Comments

  1. yankeedoodle44
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    I have some gabc from the Antiphonale Romanum, 1912. Could that be added to the sources list?

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    LICh!
    There is an error in the Kyrie XI jpg
    http://test.selapa.net/gregobase/chant.php?id=2982

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    I’m not sufficiently adept at using Gregorio to contribute, but I did want to share my attempt at the first three verses of “O Nata Lux” (for the Feast of the Transfiguration) from the Liber Hymnarius, in case someone would like to complete the GABC for the rest of the hymn.

    name:O Nata Lux;
    office-part:Hymnus;
    mode:2;
    %%
    (c4)O(h) na(h_g)ta(ed) lux(g) de(h) lú(hi)mi(hg)ne,(h_’) (;)
    Ie(e)su,(eh) re(g)dém(gf)tor(d) sæ(e!fg)cu(fe)li(e.) (:)
    dig(ed)na(c)re(e) cle(g)mens(h) súp(hi)pli(hg)cum(h_’) (;)
    lau(e)des(eh) pre(g)cés(gf)que(d) sú(e!fg)me(fe)re.(e.) (::) 2. Præ(h) so(h_g)le(ed) vul(g)tu(h) flam(hi)me(hg)us,(h_’) (;)
    ut(e) nix(eh) a(g)mic(gf)tu(d) can(e!fg)di(fe)dus(e.) (:)
    in(ed) mon(c)te(e) dig(g)nis(h) tes(hi)ti(hg)bus(h_’) (;)
    ap(e)pa(eh)ru(g)is(gf)ti(d) con(e!fg)di(fe)tor.(e.) (::) 3. Va(h)tes(h_g) a(ed)lum(g)nis(h) ab(hi)di(hg)tos,(h_’) (;)
    no(e)vis(eh) ve(g)tus(gf)tos(d) con(e!fg)fe(fe)rens,(e.) (:)
    ut(ed)ris(c)que(e) te(g) di(h)vi(hi)ni(hg)tus(h_’) (;)
    De(e)um(eh) de(g)dis(gf)ti(d) cre(e!fg)de(fe)re.(e.) (::)

    A(efe)men.(d.e.) (::)

  4. Travis Yeager
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    I just want to say, this is a SPECTACULAR site. Thank you for your work on this. I can already envision this being very useful to not only to practicing church musicians but to researchers as well. Kudos!

  5. MarkM
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    If you add a few more scores in the “missing scores” section I will have some time the next few weeks to do a few

  6. MarkM
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    Olivier,
    I have added a few more from your suggestion of the 1957 Cantus. A couple of problems. O salutaris Hostia VI…did not reneder correctly I am not sure how to fix it other then deleting the entire thing and redoing it. I also notice the first letter does not offset as extra large letter in the ones that I have done. They show up correctly on my system but when I copy and paste in to yours the first letter is not correct?
    Peace,
    M

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      Well… I expect the GABC field to contain “pure” gabc… i.e. without headers. Headers are automatically generated from the metadata.
      I removed these headers from the O salutaris Hostia VI and I guess removing headers from the other chants will also fix the big initial problem.

      • Mark
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        Thanks 🙂 they are all fixed.

  7. Patricia Warren
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    This is a most helpful site–gracias tibi ago!

    I just noticed a mistake in the first verse of Panis angelicus III from Cantus Selecti: second line, syllable “-nis” should be the same as the second verse, i.e., the note before the quilisma should be la, not sol.

    Is it possible to add editorial comments? For instance, this particular Panis melody is also used for the hymn in honor of the Most Precious Blood, Festivis resonent, which makes sense.

    Again, thank you.
    JMJ

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      I just added a “Remarks” field so you can add comments by editing the chant.
      (and Mark fixed the note in the Panis Angelicus)

  8. Mark
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    Oliver,
    I started to look at the 1934 Ant Mont. to add additional scores, but I notice that most are the same as the 1961 liber with the exception of a note or three. I was wondering if you still wanted them added even though they were almost the same. I am not sure what you had in mind for scores that were different only by a few notes? I guess the question is do you want them added anyway?

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      I think it’s interesting to have both versions, unless the difference is clearly a mistake. In which case, you would write a word about it in the “Remarks” field.

  9. AJD1
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    Hi – this is absolutely excellent!

    However, I’m not that great with technology but I’ve had a go and am struggling to add scores.

    I’ve started small – as I couldn’t find the ‘Mortem tuam’ or the ‘Quia tuum’ in the database and I use them every week on my Mass sheet.

    I attach them here in the hope that someone may kindly give me an idiot’s guide to addidng scores!

    Also just a note the Ad Lib Agnus Dei II has a typo each time the word Agnus appears and it comes out as Agus. I’ve tried to edit but it’s nt playing – sorry!

    Mortem tuam
    name: ;
    office-part: Kyriale;
    mode: 5;
    book: Graduale Romanum, 1974, p. 810
    transcriber: Anthony Dickinson;
    commentary: ;
    %font: OFLSortsMillGoudy;
    %width: 9;
    %height: 9;
    %spacing: ;
    %fontsize: 11;
    %%
    (c3) Mor(c)-tem (e) tu-(ef) am(f_’) an-n(f)un-(f)ti(f)á(f)-mus,(e) Dó-(f!gwh) mi(f)-ne,(f.)(;) et(c) tu(ef)-am(f) re-(f)sur-(f)recti-(f)(f)ó-(f)nem(f) con-(g)fi-(f)té-(ef)mur,(e.) (,) do-(fd)nec(ee) vé-(c)ni(bc)as.(c.)(::)

    Embolism
    name: Embolism;
    office-part: Kyriale;
    mode: ;
    book: Graduale Romanum, 1974, p. 815;
    transcriber: Anthony Dickinson;
    commentary: ;
    %font: OFLSortsMillGoudy;
    %width: 9;
    %height: 9;
    %spacing: ;
    %fontsize: 12;
    %%
    (c3) Qui-(c) a(ef) tu(f)um(f) est(f) reg-(f)num,(f) et(f) po-(e)té-(gh) tas,(gf__) (,) et(f) gló-(f)ri(e)a(f) in(g) sáe(e)-cu-(e)la.(c.)(::)

  10. Diego de la Texera
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    Im searching the Aurora lucis rutilat ( easter laud’s hymn) score, if You can help me i’ll be grateful to you. Thanks

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    Bonjour,
    Je pourrais établir des liens depuis chaque pièce de mon site vers la page correspondante de GregoBase, si vous me fournissiez un tableau excel avec à chaque ligne la pièce et l’ID correspondant :

    Par exemple, à ma page
    http://gregorien.info/title/pkey/3564/0/fr
    je pourrais ajouter : Partition sur le site GregoBase avec un lien vers
    http://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=1850
    si j’avais : Ant. Cum venerit Paraclitus 1850

    Merci de me signaler si cela vous parait faisable et intéressant.

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    Thank you for the corrections to “O spem miram.” In particular, I had no idea how to encode a “Greek Cross”.

    Could you add the Dominican Processionale to the list of sources? It has some interesting chants not easily found elsewhere, particularly for the Officium Defunctorum such as the antiphon Clementissime?
    You can download it at http://www.musicasacra.com/dominican/processionarium-1913-Cormier.pdf (as you probably know.)

  13. InNomine
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    I’m preparing big music sheet with scores from gregobase for liturgical workshop, but I also must rewrite some scores on my own.

    I want to have the same design (size of fonts etc.) my scores as gregobase. I can’r manage with tex file. Could you add preview .tex file, which I can use to prepare my sheets?

    /I apologize for the somewhat poor English

  14. Patricia Warren
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    Salve. I have a question about the format of the pdfs that can be downloaded. What page size are they preformatted to be? I am wanting to use them in US Letter format, but they appear to be elongated (A5, perhaps?). Is there anyway of changing the default page size?

    I have been downloading the png files and pasting them into my publishing program in lieu of using the pdf download.

    Thank you for this most useful resource!
    JMJ
    Patricia

  15. Renate
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    Hi!

    Since the time is nearing when we sing the great O-antiphones; I found a typo in the new Solesmes version lyrics (http://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=4459): on the second row it should read ‘flammae rubi apparuisti’ (not lammae rubi..).

    Could somebody more knowledgeble than me fix it, please?

  16. Johannes Arnold
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    What a great database, thank you very much!

    One question: There are some scores with additional verses below (e.g. Hymnus “O filii et filiae”). Would it be possible to upload the tex file, too? The pdf/eps/png contain all verses, but the gabc-file just the first one (of course…). Otherwise I would had to re-type the verses for a clean insert… Thanks!

  17. benyanke
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    fyi: when I added the tag “Office Hymn,” I got the following SQL error.

    http://imgur.com/a/T4kMy

  18. bbloomf
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    There are a bunch of scores (at least 1000) that have torculi followed by only 2 underscores, even though I have never seen a torculus in a gregorian chant that only has the second and third notes marked with an episema. I added a simple regex replace for these chants when I use them within my propers tool:
    gabc.replace(/(aba|[a-b]c[a-b]|[a-c]d[a-c]|[a-d]e[a-d]|[a-e]f[a-e]|[a-f]g[a-f]|[a-g]h[a-g]|[a-h]i[a-h]|[a-i]j[a-i]|[a-j]k[a-j]|[a-k]l[a-k]|[a-l]m[a-l])\.*__(?!_)/g, "$&_")
    I was wondering whether there is any way you could run a regex replace on the whole database, since this situation occurs 1839 times across 1078 GABC files that are referenced by my propers tool.

  19. Pier
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    I write a comment just in order to thank You for this awesome website. This is one of the most useful one for us catholics. Keep on with this great work. God bless you. 🙂

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