Cantus is a database of the Latin chants found in over 140 manuscripts and early printed books. This searchable digital archive holds inventories of primarily antiphoners and breviaries from medieval Europe; these are the main sources for the music sung in the Latin liturgical Office.

New phases of the project include adding chant melodies to existing records and indexing manuscripts for the Mass, including those sources that contain sequences.


For our catalogue of chants as well as a connection to our growing network of partner chant databases, see Cantus Index (Catalogue of Chant Texts and Melodies).