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30/01/2016 - 21:55  Larry
Are you aware of any audio recording of any kind of the following: 1. Alleluia qui docti fuerint 2. Alleluia qui ad justitiam erudiant multos 3. Mihi autem adhaerere Deo bonum est (offertory) 4. Vos estis lux mundi: sic luceat lux vestra(communion)

28/03/2014 - 14:49  Adrian Mallia
I have been trying to find the organ accompaniment music sheets for the "Liber Usualis" of the Monks of Solesmes. The thing is, I am not even sure if these scores are even available or if they were ever produced. So, if you could at least confirm if they were infact produced or not will already be of great help. If they are available and you could help me with abtaining them, well, that would be really really appreciated. I thank you in advance for you interest and send my regards

24/01/2014 - 13:33  Christoph Dohrmann
Dear Ladies & Gentlemen, I would like to suggest a new online project for chant: a melody database which contains many different versions of chant from all chant traditions (Old Roman, Ambrosian, Beneventan, Old Spanish, Gregorian, Sarum). Many people could contribute to such a project, transcribing melodies from sources (which should always be given in the transcriptions). Many sources which are already online could be linked with the transcriptions. The project should also contain regional and temporal variants of chants, thereby documenting chant reforms etc.. The database should also contain introductions to the chant traditions and different chant centers, explaining how chant developed and describing the peculiarities of different chant centers and chant reforms. A bibliography for each chant tradition could also be added. The long-term aim could be to really document all extant variants of chant melodies. Audio files with recordings of chants could also be added - these

13/07/2013 - 14:44  Jay
What a find this is! Some time ago I saw a "The end is Nigh" movie, "2012 Mayan Prophecy". In one of the preambles there is a chant which I have been trying to identify. I have copied the short piece but have not been able to remove the voice over. Selective hearing is only a partial answer. Can you recommend any solutions?

11/07/2013 - 06:22  dalila
Estoy buscando letras de responsorios,¿pueden ayudarme?

25/12/2012 - 08:48  Hari Santosa Agustinus
Global Chant Database, really a great thing for me.

27/11/2012 - 23:50  Eve Beglarian
Dear Jan, thank you for this wonderful resource: I shared it on Facebook and many others are happy to know about it as well. Are you still working on this? I really hope so!!! all the very best to you.

05/11/2012 - 22:01  graham wright

22/08/2012 - 23:49  aco
I am trying to find the Gregorian chant O Solaris Hostia. Can anyone point me at a CD that I can listen to with this track? Thanks

20/08/2012 - 10:25  alice
I am used to solfeggio, having learned some of Kodaly's stuff this way and always learning motets etc like this (without the help of an instrument). Given that the Doh on the four-line staff in Gregorian Chant moves about, are the other notes the same as the modern octave: ray, me, fah etc or are some of these left out? I should like to go forward using my solfa confidently but somehow a fog of doubt descends as I sing with the four lines. Than you very much.

02/04/2012 - 14:34  EROCA
For simple understandable chants in English, i wish to initiate "chant in the park". What would you suggest as an easy chant to begin with? I follow Johnathan Goldman. But beginners need something to relate to easily.

02/04/2012 - 03:28  agustinus hari
Hopefully GCD could help me to learn and sing better the GC

21/03/2012 - 21:46  Sarah
What a wonderful resource. Could anyone help me locate any medieval examples of plain-chant written on a five-line staff? I'd be very grateful.

21/03/2012 - 21:17  Sarah
What a wonderful resource. Could anyone help me locate any medieval examples of plain-chant written on a five-line staff? I'd be very grateful.

24/01/2012 - 14:48  Martina
How can I recognize data from "An Index of Gregorian Chant" from the entire database? Thanks!

06/01/2012 - 19:33  Graham Wright
Where can I find good transcriptions of material by Leonin or affordable facsimilies of the original square notation?Any pointers would be much appreciated.

31/10/2011 - 03:02  Patrick McWade
Can you help me find a recording of DuMont's Mass of the Sixth tone? Thank you.

26/10/2011 - 08:04  Michael
Can anyone please help me identify this chant/theme? D-C-D-F-E-C-C-A-D-C-D the text sounds something like: "aye-go-ras-tau-beas-tie" Searched everywhere; cannot find it; I have a recording of it though. Thanks greatly! Michael

17/08/2011 - 04:17  Ann-marie
can anybody help me find the sheet music for "Regnantem Sempiterna" as sung by Anonymous 4 on their CD "1000-A Mass for the end of time" ?? Many thanks if you can help me.. we would like to perform this in Oct.

29/05/2011 - 00:58  Michael Scott Cuthbert
Dear Jan -- I just wanted to thank you for making this amazing resource. It's really become an important part of my research. Will you be attending the Med/Ren music conference in Barcelona? If so, maybe everyone who has benefited from what you've made can raise a glass of something in your honor. Cheers, Myke

18/05/2011 - 14:07  Catherine Bradley
Does anyone please know this melisma which appears as the tenor of a Notre-Dame clausula on the syllable 'DE': D-F-D-C-D-F-G-F-E-D-C-D-A-C-D-F-E-D-C-D-D-F-G-F-G-F-E-D-C-D-F-G-A-G-E-D-E-F-E-D I'd be so grateful for any suggestions.

30/04/2011 - 18:21  Christoph Dohrmann
It would be very helpful to really include all known chant melodies (over the centuries) and texts from all traditions (Old Roman, Franconian, Ambrosian etc.) with all variants - with links to transcriptions of the melodies, to original sources (scans), new editions, English translations of texts. The database could also be expanded by a documentation of all known information that we have about historical performance practices of chant - extracted from notational, theoretical, iconographical and other sources and arranged according to topic (e. g. ornamentation), time, place, author: This would then give us the best basis for practical and theoretical dealing with the great occidental chant tradition!

16/03/2011 - 23:08  vasco p
I would be most grateful if someone could give me a definitive answer on when the five-line staff began to be used for plainchant.

17/01/2011 - 22:08  Sara Davis
Just wanted to thank you and let you know I've been using your page ( or some research and I really loved it, especially was helpful since I'm a music student and I'm writing a paper on chant notation. As a thank you for your helpful page here is another : "Music for the Ages: The Influence of Gregorian Chant Through Today" ( ) that might be a good addition to your page. It was one of the most helpful sources I found about Gregorian chant. Let me know what you think!

30/11/2010 - 13:07  zzillla
Would anybody know which chant was used for the Credo from Bach's Mass in B minor? Thanks

17/07/2010 - 22:24  Jan Koláček
LMLO texts are available here. As for the melodies, no permission was granted to include them in this database and as far as I know, they are not online.

17/07/2010 - 20:29  Jerome F. Weber
I believe Hughes's Late Med Lit Offices is online. Can someone give me the URL?

20/05/2010 - 15:19  ollie
Am running a college module in modal music and wanted some chants in the dorian mode to use as models. Any advice?

13/03/2010 - 22:33  jerome
Hello, can anyone tell me the name of this melody : d e d b d b d d b b d d b d c# d... b... Thanks !

11/02/2010 - 12:51  Clinton R. LeFort
Hello I am working on an album for Holy Week and would like to use some of the chant melodies what credits will I need to give to use the melodies from the GCD database? Thank you Clinton R. LeFort

21/01/2010 - 23:23  Peter
Could you point me to a reference with the full text for "Patientiam muss ich han?"

26/11/2009 - 13:11  Barbora Sojkova
Honzo, fantastic!! Jen tak dál..Bára

02/11/2009 - 01:48  Jan Koláček
Robin: The antiphon Dilectus meus is sung on Friday after Passion Sunday, as you can see here. For the translation open the Bible: Cant 5.10 and 7.5

24/10/2009 - 19:43  Robin Currie
It is wonderful to have found this resource! Can anyone tell me where in the liturgy or mass the antiphon "Dilectus meus candidus et..." is sung and whether or not it is associated with any particular day, saint or other important event. I translate the first verse as "love the bright red hair of my head..." but could misunderstand. Thank You

28/09/2009 - 16:04  Jan Koláček
Thanks Christian. It is the sequence O Euchari in leta via ambulasti of Hildegard von Bingen. Listen here.

27/09/2009 - 18:22  Christianvs
Tor: The chant that you have asked about sounds like a composition of Hidergard Von bingen. I am unable to acertain the incipit, so I cant give you a name. Sorry.

19/09/2009 - 01:01  Jan Koláček
Download Officium Majoris Hebdomadæ Et Octavæ Paschæ (PDF file) from and go to page 139. Soon the incipits will be added to this database!

19/09/2009 - 00:19  Vladimir Prado
Wonderfull site! I'm searching the choral melodie of "De lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae" Where and how can I find it? Thanks a lot

26/08/2009 - 15:19  Kate Helsen
Thanks for such an informative paper on this incredibly useful project at Cantus Planus, Dobogoko!

26/07/2009 - 16:36  Jan Koláček
You can find the microfilm here. See also Antiphonale Romanum 1949, p.152*. Unfortunately, this database has not yet been connected with audio files.

26/07/2009 - 16:00  Gary Cramer
Where can I find/download/purchase the chant used in Gombert's Media Vita in Morte Sumus? Thanks.

07/07/2009 - 12:33  Pieter Mannaerts
Dear Jan, Your database seems a wonderful tool to me, I think it will really respond to the needs of many chant researchers, as well as other scholars of the music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. I wish you good luck with this project, and hope that many important sources will be added in the future! Best wishes, Pieter Mannaerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

26/06/2009 - 13:53  Tor
Can somebody tell me the the name of this chant ?

30/04/2009 - 01:43  Jan Koláček
A new result category was released (in addition to exact matches and transpositions). Now, when you enter any interval pattern, the database will display its occurrence inside melodies as well. You can search melodies even if you don’t know how they begin.

24/04/2009 - 23:03  Jan Koláček
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