Regenstein Library possesses a significant research collection for the study of western Christian liturgical chant. At the core of this collection are microfilms of some 250 medieval chant manuscripts, most of them from France or Italy. The bulk of this material was acquired for the library by Professor Anne Walters Robertson of the Music Department by means of a university grant.
The following bibliographic sources are cited in short form in the entries below:
Walter Howard Frere, ed., Bibliotheca musico-liturgica. A descriptive handlist of the musical and Latin-liturgical MSS. of the Middle Ages preserved in the libraries of Great Britain and Ireland (Hildesheim, 1967)
Le graduel romain (Solesmes, 1957)
Renato-Johanne Hesbert, ed., Corpus antiphonalium officii (Rome, 1963)
Helma Hofmann-Brandt, Die Tropen zu den Responsorien der Officiums (Erlangen, 1971)
Heinrich Husman, Die Tropen- und Sequenzenhandschriften (Munich, 1964)
Victor Leroquais, Les Bréviaires manuscrits des bibliothèques publique de France (Paris, 1934)
Alejandro Planchart, The Repertory of Tropes at Winchester (Princeton, N.J., 1977)
Index: this list is in order according to the city and library in which the manuscripts are found today.
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal
Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine
Paris, Bibliothéque Nationale, lat.
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, n.a.l.
Paris, Bibliothéque Sainte-Geneviève
James H. Moore, professor in the Music Department at the University of Chicago from 1976 to 1984, was one of the leading scholars researching seventeenth-century Venetian sacred music. After Professor Moore's premature death in 1984, his parents presented his papers and scholarly research materials to the University of Chicago Library. These included a major collection of primary and secondary sources on microfilm. The microfilms are not yet catalogued, but a handlist of their contents is available from this website. They are available in the Microform Reading Room on the third floor of Regenstein Library.
The microfilm research materials fall into the following categories:
Microfilms from the University of Chicago Music Collection
Note: This eclectic collection of microfilms was acquired for classroom use. The accompanying finding aid will provide users with access to the collection until it is fully cataloged. The inventory is organized according to the numbering system in Einzeldrücke vor 1800, RISM Series A I, or, where relevant, Recueils imprimés, XVIe-XVIIe siècles, RISM Series B I. Clicking on the links of the index below will take you to the entry for the reel in the microfilms list following the index. If the RISM number you are seeking is not immediately visible in your browser window, simply scroll down through the items on the reel until you come to the item you want. Some microfilms contain as many as nine items.
Copy indications can refer to duplicate films of the same source or to films of different copies in different libraries of the same RISM number.
These microfilms are available in the Microform Reading Room on the third floor of Regenstein Library.
RISM 15371 // RISM 15386 // RISM 15399 // RISM15426 // RISM 155424 // RISM 155520 // RISM 155521 // RISM 155810 // RISM 15597 //RISM 15968 // RISM 15991 // RISM 16014 // RISM 160410 // RISM 16055 // RISM 16325 // RISM D-Stuttg // RISM GB-Lob // RISM I-Pc17 // RISM [none] Livre septieme 1622 // RISM [none] 4° Mus. 43 c.1 // RISM [none] 4° Mus. 43 c.2 // RISM [none] 4° Mus. 118 c.1 // RISM [none] 4° Mus. 118 c.2 // RISM [none] 4° 142
Bennett, William Sterndale, Sir,
Hartknoch, Karl Eduard
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
La Grotte, Nicolas de
Le Jeune, Claude
RISM L1672 // RISM L1674 c. 1 // RISM L1674 c.2 // RISM L1675 // RISM L1676 c.1 // RISM L1676 c.2 // RISM L1676 c.3 // RISM L1676 c.4 // RISM L1677 // RISM L1679 // RISM L1700 c.1 // RISM L1700 c.2
Pixis, Johann Peter