Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 390

Siglum

CH-SGs 390
Century
Date range
980-1000
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 that provides the adiastematic neumes for each of the tonary letters. The tonary is split between CH-SGs 390 and http://differentiaedatabase.com/manuscript/sankt-gallen-stiftsbibliothe… 391, with some pages missing. Reconstructed in their original order, the tonary is as follows: pp. 1-2, 195-202 (1-8 of CH-SGs 391), 457-458 (263-264 of CH-SGs 391), 3-4, 193-194, 187-188, 455-456 (261-262 of CH-SGs 391), 5-6. An outline of the distribution of the tonary between the two volumes is handwritten on the inside fly-leaf of CH-SGs 390. The twelfth-century tonary from http://differentiaedatabase.com/manuscript/sankt-gallen-stiftsbibliothe… 388 was used to fill in any missing tonary letters in the 390 and 391 tonary.

Only differentiae that are referenced in CH-SGs 390 are shown in the tonary here. Images are from the tonary split between CH-SGs 390 and http://differentiaedatabase.com/manuscript/sankt-gallen-stiftsbibliothe… 391.

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

Helsen, Kate. Inventory of Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 390. Edited by Andrew Mitchell and Debra Lacoste. 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. 390, pp. 1-6, 187-188, 193-194 ; Cod. Sang. 391, pp. 1-8, 261-264 (https://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 39 unique differentiae

Diff. ID Example Melodic transcription Mode Old code
66iii Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gg--4 Mode 1 a
70b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gfd--4 Mode 1 ab
57c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-h-g--4 Mode 1 ac
63b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-g--4 Mode 1 ad
67a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gh--4 Mode 1 ag
64i Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-gh--4 Mode 1 ah
64i Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-gh--4 Mode 1 ak
52a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-h-g-h-g--4 Mode 1 ap
66h Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-ghgF--4 Mode 1 aq
153c Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--f-f-e-ed-cd-d--4 Mode 2 e
150e Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--f-f-f-f-cd-d--4 Mode 2 eb
160a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--j-j-k-h-k-jh--4 Mode 3 i
163a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--j-j-k-h-k-j--4 Mode 3 ib
172a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--j-j-k-h-k-k--4 Mode 3 ic
86b 1--k-k-k-h-k-k--4 Mode 3 id
205a Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--j-j-k-hkJ-h-gE--4 Mode 3 ih
92o 1--k-k-k-hk-h-gE--4 Mode 3 ik
28g Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-hg-h-hjH-g-ef--4 Mode 4 o
27k Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-hg-h-j-g-e--4 Mode 4 ob
27h 1--h-g-h-jH-gg-e--4 Mode 4 oc
28b 1--h-g-h-jH-g-ef--4 Mode 4 od
34i 1--h-g-h-j-gf-eD--4 Mode 4 og
25d 1--h-g-h-jH-g-ghG--4 Mode 4 oh
25b 1--h-g-h-j-g-gh--4 Mode 4 ok
27a 1--h-g-h-j-g-e--4 Mode 4 op
129a 1--k-k-l-j-k-h--4 Mode 5 v
131a 1--k-k-l-j-k-hg--4 Mode 5 vb
7a 1--h-h-f-gh-g-f--4 Mode 6 H
8b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--h-h-f-ghG-g-fg--4 Mode 6 Hb
147bb Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--l-l-lm-l-lk-ll--4 Mode 7 y
143b 1--l-l-m-l-k-jh--4 Mode 7 yb
144c 1--l-l-lm-l-k-jk--4 Mode 7 yc
148d 1--l-l-lm-l-k-lk--4 Mode 7 yd
142b 1--l-l-lm-l-k-j--4 Mode 7 yg
141h 1--l-l-lm-l-k-k--4 Mode 7 yh
113e 1--k-k-k-kj-h-g--4 Mode 8 w, wc
114c 1--k-k-k-kj-h-gh--4 Mode 8 wb
159a 1--k-k-k-kj-h-ghg--4 Mode 8 wd
135b Example of differentia in manuscript. 1--k-k-k-k-kl-k--4 Mode 8 wg, wh