Klosterneuburg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift - Bibliothek, 589

A-KN 589
Differentiae type
Information on differentia

Differentiae in the Klosterneuburg manuscripts are written in the margins of the manuscripts, but staff lines (usually just the F and/or C line) are extended into the margins to clarify the pitched content of each differentia. The original Cantus index for this manuscript coded the differentiae with a two-digit system: an upper-case letter to indicate the final pitch of the differentia within each mode followed by a sequentially-ordered numeral. The coding system was consistent throughout the eight Klosterneuburg manuscripts.


Lacoste, Debra. Inventory of Klosterneuburg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift - Bibliothek, 589. In: Cantus Manuscript 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-). Lacoste, Debra. “The Earliest Klosterneuburg Antiphoners.” Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Western Ontario, 1999.

Images: Klosterneuburg, Augustinian Monastery, Cod. 589, Handschriftensammlungen, Manuscripta, Austrian National Library

Contains 28 unique differentiae
Diff. ID Melodic transcription Mode Old code
70b 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gfd--4 Mode 1 D1
52a 1--h-h-h-g-h-g--4 Mode 1 G3
66b 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-ghg--4 Mode 1 A1
66r 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-g--4 Mode 1 G1
67a 1--h-h-hg-gf-gh-gh--4 Mode 1 A2
66b 1--h-h-hg-gf-g-ghg--4 Mode 1 G2
150e 1--f-f-f-f-cd-d--4 Mode 2 D1
T150eA 1--k-k-k-k-gh-h--4 Mode 2 D1
92a 1--k-k-k-hk-h-gF--4 Mode 3 F1
96h 1--k-k-k-h-k-jH--4 Mode 3 A1
109c 1--k-k-j-h-k-jH--4 Mode 3 A2
T41f 1--l-k-l-n-k-hG--4 Mode 4 D1
45a 1--h-g-h-k-g-eg--4 Mode 4 G1
41f 1--h-g-h-k-g-eD--4 Mode 4 D1
41a 1--h-g-h-k-g-e--4 Mode 4 E1
129a 1--k-k-l-j-k-h--4 Mode 5 A1
129t 1--k-k-l-j-k-hG--4 Mode 5 G1
7a 1--h-h-f-gh-g-f--4 Mode 6 F1
T7aA 1--m-m-k-lm-l-k--4 Mode 6 F1
142a 1--l-l-m-l-k-j--4 Mode 7 B2
147c 1--l-l-m-l-lk-l--4 Mode 7 D1
144a 1--l-l-m-l-k-jk--4 Mode 7 C1
141e 1--l-l-m-l-k-kJ--4 Mode 7 B1
147z 1--l-l-m-l-k-lK--4 Mode 7 C2
118a 1--k-k-j-k-h-g--4 Mode 8 G1
119a 1--k-k-j-k-h-gh--4 Mode 8 A1
120a 1--k-k-j-k-h-ghg--4 Mode 8 G2
135b 1--k-k-k-k-kl-k--4 Mode 8 C1