Chapter 4 Basics

Featured Pieces in the Anthology, with scores, analyses, and recordings

a) Anthology 4.1 and 4.2  “Ecce apparebit dominus” with Psalm 147 (146): 1-11) (Laudate dominum)

Intoned Office Psalm with Antiphon (late 8th century); English text for the Psalm from the Douay/Reims Bible; score for the antiphon from Antiphonale Monasticum, 196; Psalm text from Antiphonale Monasticum

A Medieval Version:
This image was found using the CANTUS database:

Sung in a monastic environment on the documentary Work and Pray: Living the Psalms with the Nuns of Regina Laudis (New Haven: Institute of Sacred Music, 2004), distributed by W. W. Norton

Also the complete psalm with antiphon recorded by Michael Anderson and a group of singers from the Eastman School of Music for the Study Space of Music in the Medieval West

b) Anthology 5 “Stirps Jesse,” Great Responsory for the Blessed Virgin Mary

Transcribed from a thirteenth-century Chartrain breviary: Rome, Vat. lat. 4756, 328v-329r
Attributed to Fulbert of Chartres (d. 1028)

Several on-line medieval versions can be found through CANTUS; here for example is a twelfth-century source from the Augustinian house of Klosterneuburg in Austria:

Proprius: Vox Silentii: Cantus Sororum: Medieval Brigittine Songs from Naantali Convent

On Naxos: Schola Hungarica: Gregorian and Polyphonic Chants– The Holy Lady of Chartres (sic: misspelled “Chartes” on the Naxos website).

c) Anthology 6.1 “Rex omnipotens” and 6.2 “Sancti Spiritus assit”

Two ninth-century sequences
Anonymous and Notker Balbulus
Transcribed by Richard Crocker (6.1) and Calvin Bower (6.2).  Major medieval manuscripts:

6.1 F-Pn lat. 1118, fol. 187

6.2 Ch-SGs 484, p. 281

“Rex Omnipotens”: Harmonia Mundi France: Anonymous 4: 1000: A Mass for the End of Time – Medieval Chant and Polyphony for the Ascension

“Sancti Spiritus Assit”: Naxos: Ensemble Giles Binchois, Music and Poetry in St Gallen

d) Anthology 7 Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor

Kyrie with prosula, tenth century, from the Notre Dame Gradual; Score from David Bjork, Aquitanian Kyrie Repertory of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, ed. Richard Crocker (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 221-223
F-Pn lat. 887, fol. 56r-v

On Naxos: Saydisc: Christmas Chant (Traditional Latin Plainchant for Christmas for the Monks of Prinknash and the Nuns of Stanbrook Abbeys)

e) ANTHOLOGY 8: Quem Quaeritis and other Tropes for “Resurrexi”

Anonymous and Adémar de Chabannes (c.988-1034), Early Eleventh Century
Tropes for Resurrexi,  from Paris, BN lat. 1121.  Introductory trope: Quem Quaeritis, and an inner-linear set, Ego Autem, etc.
Score from Paul Evans, The Early Trope Repertory of St. Martial (Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 1970): pp. 155-156.
F-Pn Lat. 1121, fol. 11v-12r; and 12v

On the Study Space for Music in the Medieval West: made by Michael Anderson, with singers from the Eastman School of Music

Select Terms and Names from Chapter 4

Rule of St Benedict

Adémar of Chabannes (c.988/9-c.1034)
Ekkehard IV (c.980-1060)
Fulbert of Chartres (d.1028)
Hroswitha (tenth century)
Hucbald of St-Amand (850-930)
Notker of St-Gall (c.840-912)