Explanation of conventions in the listings
The general reference format for chants is "b-p-n" where b is the book number, "p"is the page number and "n" the chant number. The chant number may have a prefix and/or a suffix, depending on the particular chant book. Hover the cursor over a book number for the full title of the book, click for additional information and a table of contents for that specific chant book. Click on the chant number to play the midi (if your browser supports it).
The column "T" or "Type" indicates the type of chant (S=Single, etc - refer to the page Types)
Chants that are explicitly labeled "Changeable" in a chant book are identified by the addition (Ch) to the key. If the chant number is the same for both the Major and Minor setting, a suffix M (for Major) or m (for Minor) is added to the chant number. If the chant in the parallel key was not printed in the chant book, it is nevertheless included in the index for completeness of the fingerprints. These additional chants are marked with an asterisk added to the m/M suffix (e.g. M*)
Click on an entry in the fingerprint column to go to an overview page for that fingerprint.
NEW: If a fingerprint is followed by two numbers in parentheses these numbers are essentially a summary of the overview page. They have the following meaning:
- the first number is the number of books in which this fingerprint by this composer was published
- the second number indicates how many other composers composed a chant starting with the same fingerprint
- (5, -) means that this fingerprint was published in five books, but no other composer wrote a chant with this fingerprint.
- (42, 3) means that this fingerprint by this composer was published in fourty-two books and three other composers composed a chant with the same fingerprint.
If no numbers follow the fingerprint it means that this fingerprint was published in only one book and there is no other composer for the same fingerprint (this would result in the combination (1, -) which is not printed.)
Click on a composer name to go to the detail page for that composer. If the composer is actually the arranger of a chant or theme by another composer, the name of the original composer is added in square brackets.