Cantus Netzwork - a semantically enriched digital edition of
Libri ordinarii of the Salzburg metropolitan province.

Liturgy and music in the medieval ecclesiastical province of Salzburg.

For many centuries, the metropolitan province of Salzburg with its episcopal and suffragan dioceses Passau, Säben-Brixen, Freising and Regensburg played a key role in the cultural history of Austria and Bavaria. It is thus all the more important that the many surviving liturgical musical sources which form an important part of this cultural heritage are made digitally accessible and subjected to scho­lar­ly analysis.

In scholarly studies of Libri ordinarii, critical transcriptions of the Latin texts need to be followed up with an in-depth analysis of the origins of the liturgy and the commentaries. This project’s main aim will be to translate the libri ordinarii into TEI. As part of a second point of focus, the secondary sour­ces – that is the liturgical and musical sources, such as graduals, missals, sequentiaries, anti­phonars and so on – will be analysed and edited for uploading onto the online platform. The concrete shape of a chant, for example, will appear in its complete form (and with musical notation, if appli­cable) behind the incipits of the libri ordinarii.

The digitized and enriched objects will be managed, published and long-time archived in GAMS, the Fedora Commons based Humanities Asset Management System of the Centre for Information Modelling, Graz (ZIM). The five years research project is part of the digital humanities initiative Long term projects of cultural heritage of the OeAW, funded by the Austrian National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development.