Cantus Index is a catalogue of chant texts and melodies for the liturgical Office and Mass. Through the use of unique "Cantus ID numbers," multiple online medieval music databases have been networked together in order that chant texts and melodies can be searched on this Cantus Index website and matches in all of the partner databases will be returned.
Online projects integrated in the Cantus Index Network:
- 2012: Cantus Database (Debra Lacoste, University of Waterloo, Canada)
- 2012: Portuguese Early Music Database (Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Lisboa, Portugal)
- 2012: Slovakian Early Music Database (Eva Veselovská, Bratislava, Slovakia)
- 2012: Hungarian Chant Database (Zsuzsa Czágany, Gábor Kiss, Budapest, Hungary)
- 2013: Fontes Cantus Bohemiae (Jan Koláček, David Eben, Praha, Czech Republic)
- 2013: Cantus Planus in Polonia (Irina Chachulska, Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
- 2014: Cantus Ultimus (Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, Montréal, Canada)
- 2014: Comparatio (Claire Maître, CNRS, Paris, France)
- 2015: Musica Hispanica (Carmen Julia Gutiérrez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
- 2016: Gregorien.info (Inga Behrendt, Gerald Messiaen, Bernhard Schmid)
- 2016: Antiphonale Synopticum (Harald Buchinger, Universität Regensburg)
- 2018: Medieval Music Manuscripts Online (Dominique Gatté, Strasbourg, France)
- 2020: Codicologica et Hymnologica Bohemica Liturgica (Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Prague CZ / Basel CH)
- 2021: Fragmenta Manuscriptorum Musicalium Hungariae Mediaevalis (Zsuzsa Czagány, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Access to the database is free, in accordance with the aims of the International Musicological Society’s Study Group Cantus Planus, which include the exchange of data in electronic form.
Following the Tri-Agency Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) the Cantus Database, while committed to excellence in research and research training, recognizes that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges. The Cantus Database will work with those involved in the research system to develop the inclusive culture needed for research excellence and to achieve outcomes that are rigorous, relevant and accessible to diverse populations.