Kremsmünster, Benediktiner-Stift Kremsmünster - Musikarchiv, Schachtel VI/258


A-KR VI 258
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Monastic order or cathedral
Differentia type
Information on differentiae

Differentiae in this manuscript are written in the margins of the manuscript and frequently include an indication of mode with Roman numerals. The cropping of some folios has made some differentiae incomplete, but the 'missing' part of each differentia can sometimes be inferred from what remains. In the original Cantus index, differentia were numbered arbitrarily for each mode. For the rationale of the transcription of adiastematic neumed differentiae into pitched notation, see Rebecca Shaw's thesis.


Czernin, Martin. Inventory of Kremsmünster, Benediktiner-Stift Kremsmünster - Musikarchiv, Schachtel VI/258. 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-).

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Indexing notes

Standardized manuscript tonary completed by Rebecca Shaw (Dalhousie University) on March 16, 2018. Edited by Jennifer Bain, Sister Ilaria Culshaw, Lucia Denk, Andrea Klassen, and Brayden Olson (Dalhousie University) on August 29, 2019.

Contains 14 unique differentiae

Diff. ID Melodic transcription Mode Old code
66r 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-g--4 Mode 1 1
72m 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gfed--4 Mode 1 2
152f 1--f-f-f-fe-cd-d--4 Mode 2 2
160a 1--j-j-k-h-k-jh--4 Mode 3 1
92d 1--k-k-k-hkJ-h-g--4 Mode 3 2
89g 1--k-k-k-hkJ-h-hG--4 Mode 3 4
27e 1--h-g-h-j-gF-e--4 Mode 4 1
28d 1--h-g-h-j-gF-ef--4 Mode 4 2
129o 1--k-k-l-j-kJ-h--4 Mode 5 1
7e 1--h-h-f-gh-gF-f--4 Mode 6 1
143b 1--l-l-m-l-k-jh--4 Mode 7 1
118h 1--k-k-j-kJ-h-g--4 Mode 8 1
120a 1--k-k-j-k-h-ghg--4 Mode 8 3
120j 1--k-k-j-kJ-h-ghgF--4 Mode 8 4