The liturgical cursus and repertory, differing from the Benedictine liturgy of the abbey church, probably reflect those of the household chapel of the abbots of Fulda, who maintained a community of clerks drawn from the neighbouring collegiate chapels of Rasdorf, Hünfeld and Salmünster.
Of particular interest are the historiae for the patron saints of Fulda, Boniface (88r) and Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrix (130v). (These are currently being edited for the series Historiae, published by the Institute of Mediaeval Music.) Also rare is the Office for Kilian and Companions (112v), seventh-century Irish missionaries to Franconia. Notable is the inclusion of chants for Januarius of Benevento. The position of these chants in the antiphoner suggests the feast of his Translation (Oct. 23).
The foliation for this index follows that given by a modern hand in the top right corner of the recto sides of the folios. The differentiae of each mode have been numbered with a two-digit system: an upper-case letter indicating the final pitch of the differentia and a sequentially-ordered numeral. Chants not found in CAO have been assigned arbitrary numbers prefixed by “ful.”
- Hettenhausen, Hansheinrich. “Die Choralhandschriften der Fuldaer Landesbibliothek,” 32-34. Ph.D. Diss., Marburg University, 1961.