Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 388 (14th century tonary)

Siglum

CH-SGs 388 (14th)
Century
Provenance
Monastic order or cathedral
Male/Female
Notation
Differentia type
Information on differentiae

Differentiae are indicated throughout the manuscript by tonary letters in the margins that refer to a tonary (pp. 2-5), which provides the adiastematic neumes for each of the tonary letters. See http://differentiaedatabase.com/manuscript/sankt-gallen-stiftsbibliothe… 388. This page is based on the second tonary, which was added in the fourteenth century (pp. 495-497) and provides slightly different differentiae but references the same tonary letters.

Two differentiae are notated on staff lines in the margins of the manuscript in a later hand for the following antiphons: Laetare Gallia quae tantum virum (p. 480) and Hic est ille Leonardus qui (p. 480). The differentia for Laetare Gallia (mode 4, differentia 41a), does not match the mode 4 antiphons included in either tonary, as transcribed by P. Ephrem Omlin (it rises to a C rather than a B). The differentia for Hic est ille, a mode 5 antiphon, matches the differentia "v" in the manuscript's tonary (differentia 129a).

For the rationale of the transcription of adiastematic neumed differentiae into pitched notation, see Rebecca Shaw's thesis. The differentiae in this tonary are also transcribed into pitched notation in P. Ephrem Omlin's Die Sankt-Gallischen Tonarbuchstaben(Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, 1934).

Sources

Hammond, Susanne. Inventory of Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 388. Edited by Andrew Mitchell. In: Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant: Inventories of Chant Sources. Directed by Debra Lacoste (2011-), Terence Bailey (1997-2010), and Ruth Steiner (1987-1996). Web developer, Jan Kolácek (2011-).

Omlin, P. Ephrem. Die Sankt-Gallischen Tonarbuchstaben. Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, 1934.

Images: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 388, pp. 495-497 (www.e-codices.ch)

Indexing notes

Standardized manuscript tonary completed by Rebecca Shaw (Dalhousie University) on May 6, 2018. Edited by Jennifer Bain, Sister Ilaria Culshaw, Lucia Denk, Andrea Klassen, and Brayden Olson (Dalhousie University) on August 29, 2019.

Contains 34 unique differentiae

Diff. ID Example Melodic transcription Mode Old code
66r Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-g--4 Mode 1 a
75l Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-gfed--4 Mode 1 ab
66lll Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gF--4 Mode 1 ac
69c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gf--4 Mode 1 ad
67h Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-ghG--4 Mode 1 ag
64d Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-ghG--4 Mode 1 ah
64i Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-gh--4 Mode 1 ak
57c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-h-g--4 Mode 1 ap
66b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-ghg--4 Mode 1 aq
150e Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--f-f-f-f-cd-d--4 Mode 2 e
256a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--f-f-f-f-cd-df--4 Mode 2 eb
97a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-k-h-k-jh--4 Mode 3 i
86b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-k-h-k-k--4 Mode 3 ib, ic, id
93c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-k-hk-h-gh--4 Mode 3 ig
92o Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-k-hk-h-gE--4 Mode 3 ih, ik
41a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-k-g-e--4 Mode 4 E1
45a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-k-g-eg--4 Mode 4 o
41a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-k-g-e--4 Mode 4 ob, oc
41n Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-k-g-ee--4 Mode 4 od
158a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-k-hG-efed--4 Mode 4 og
25b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-j-g-gh--4 Mode 4 oh, ok
27a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-g-h-j-g-e--4 Mode 4 op
129a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-l-j-k-h--4 Mode 5 v
131a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-l-j-k-hg--4 Mode 5 vb
7a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-f-gh-g-f--4 Mode 6 H
8a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-f-gh-g-fg--4 Mode 6 Hb
147c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--l-l-m-l-lk-l--4 Mode 7 y
143b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--l-l-m-l-k-jh--4 Mode 7 yb, yg
142f Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--l-l-m-l-k-jj--4 Mode 7 yc
148b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--l-l-m-l-k-lk--4 Mode 7 yd
123a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-j-kj-h-g--4 Mode 8 w
233b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-j-kj-h-gh--4 Mode 8 wb, wc
211a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-j-kj-h-ghg--4 Mode 8 wd, wg
99e Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-h-k-kl-k--4 Mode 8 wh