The Liber Ymnorum of Notker Balbulus. Edited by Calvin M.
Such is the story left by the ninth century Swiss monk Notker Balbulus (the "stutterer") about how, in his home monastery of Saint Gall, he worked to master a new type of liturgical chant he had recently discovered.
They sang an anthem by the ninth-century Benedictine monk Notker Balbulus
, the motet Singet dem Herrn by Heinrich Schutz, and a contemporary O magnum mysterium by the New Zealand-born composer David N.
Gallen neume notation begins the first chapter, which also introduces Notker Balbulus, a monk of St.
Gallen monks Tuotilo and Notker Balbulus, fill the second chapter.
Siegrist, Herrscherbild und Weltsicht bei Notker Balbulus
: Untersuchungen zu den Gesta Karoli (Geist und Werk der Zeiten, viii, Zurich, 1963), 71-108.
(41) Notker Balbulus
, a monk at St Gall in the ninth century, claimed to have adopted the sequence as a mnemonic device (Gustave Reese, Music in the Middle Ages (London: Dent, 1941), pp.
Ochsenbein, on the Assumption sequence Congaudent angelorum chori by Notker Balbulus
of St Gall.
Yet until very recently the specialist literature has neglected these works and the manuscripts containing them, choosing instead to concentrate on the sequences attributed to Notker Balbulus
and others of a similar type, notably those found in Western manuscripts with the same or similar melodies.
Also online is Einsiedeln Stiftsbibliothek (Codex 121(1151)), which is the oldest complete extant neumed mass antiphonary and is a primary source for sequences by Notker Balbulus
. Early modern additions to the virtual library include the Autographs of Jean Jacques Rousseau project featuring Rousseau's first handwritten edition of the Dictionnaire de musique.
40 Notker Balbulus
("the Stammerer"), Gesta Karoli Magni, ii.9, in Einhard and Notker the Stammerer: Two Lives of Charlemagne, trans.
This is apparent from the daseia notation used in Musica enchiriadis, Hucbald's combined use of ("pseudo-Alypian") letters and neumes, the letter of Notker Balbulus
to Lantpertus on the meaning of the litterae significativae, and especially from the correlation between Aurelian's description of notation and the Paleofrankish neumes (pp.