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With a plan to include processionals in the database in the near future, Debra Lacoste and Barbara Swanson are in Sydney, Australia at the symposium "A Celebration of Music Manuscripts," organized by Jane Hardie (Medieval and Early Modern Centre) and Julie Sommerfeldt (Rare Books and Special Collections). Barbara's topic is the manuscript "Fisher Library Add. MS 376," one of a growing collection of Spanish manuscripts being acquired by the University of Sydney.

If you cannot be in Rochester today, please join us on the Live Stream: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/live/hatch/
The programme begins at 9:00 am EDT.

Join us at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY this Thursday (26 October 2017) for a symposium on crowdsourcing and digital projects in medieval musicology.

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After a period of testing, we have closed our old site (cantusdatabase.org) and are redirecting everyone to this new site at the University of Waterloo. Please edit any bookmarks you have. We hope you enjoy the updates, new sources, and new analysis programmes!

The Cantus Database will be at the Annual Meeting of the Hymn Society of America tomorrow! Sectional IV, Session 23: A Live Tour of the Cantus Database.(http://www.thehymnsociety.org/2017-waterloo)

Thanks to Jan Kolacek for representing the Cantus Database and Cantus Index last week with a poster at the 45th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Prague. If you have any questions about either of our databases, or if you would like more information about the Cantus Analysis Tool, please write to us.

Cantus Index and Cantus Analysis Tool Poster at MedRen 2017

The series 'Historiae' is devoted to the edition of medieval saints' offices. It is published for the Study Group 'Cantus Planus' of the International Musicological Society and appears as part of the series 'Musicological Studies' at the Institute of Mediæval Music (Kitchener Ontario) under the supervision of Debra Lacoste. 'Historiae' was created by David Hiley. Its first volume was published in 1995; today the series comprises of 27 volumes. Present series editors are Zsuzsa Czagany, Barbara Haggh, and Roman Hankeln.

We began an inventory of the antiphoner copied by Jacobellus of Salerno, now held by the Art Institute of Chicago! Our willing participants learned about the layout of manuscript pages, the expected order of chants throughout the offices, how to navigate through the Cantus input screens (some automated and some manual), and more.

Session participants at work creating Cantus records.

Try our new app that works in your browser (https://abbot.uwaterloo.ca/). Search while online, then save your results and access them offline! Look for the Cantus Web App in the "Resources" menu. Find a brief description here: https://abbot.uwaterloo.ca/#/offline. (Note: Safari users may have difficulty, as it is not optimized for offline use - try Chrome or Firefox!)

Riesencodex (D-WI1 2) and the Dendermonde (B-DEa 9) sources have been published!