The purpose of CANTUS is to assemble and publish indices of the chants found in manuscript and early printed sources for the liturgical Office. Each record in the database represents one chant from a particular source. Details of the data formatting are listed in various places on this website.
Includes almost five hundred streamable recordings of instrumental, sacred and choral music from the medieval period.
Maintained by Peter Jeffrey; contains links to a wide variety of chant-related websites.
Enhanced online version of the 29-volume print edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition, also comprising the complete New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Contains scholarly articles on all aspects of music and includes links to images, digital sound, and related sites. Updated quarterly.
Basic introduction to Gregorian chant including links to chant resources and a page of chant texts with English translation and music notation
Photographs and simple descriptions of Medieval and Renaissance instruments with some recorded examples of music being played..
Streaming audio recordings of music composed before 1450.
NB: See also the cross-linked 'Collections' page.
Digitized manuscripts providing examples of medieval music notation.
"The Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) is an evolving database that will eventually contain the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It complements but does not duplicate the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL), and similar projects such as the Center for Computer Analysis of Texts (CCAT)."