Gloria in excelsis Deo – Qui pater est matris als Nachtrag nach der Visitatio sepulchri in Cod. 300(439) der Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln?


  • Stephan Klarer
  • Andrea Stadelmann



Einsiedeln [Codex 300(439)], St. Gallen [Codex 376], Stiftsbibliothek, Easter play, Visitatio sepulchri, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Qui pater es(t) matris, Trope, Gregorian chant, plainsong, adiastematic neumes


Stephan Klarer, Andrea Stadelmann: Gloria in excelsis Deo – Qui pater est matris: an Addendum to the Visitatio sepulchri in Cod. 300(439) of the Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln

In Codex 300 of the Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln, an inserted leaf (pp. 93 – 94) from the middle of the twelfth century transmits a Latin Easter play – possibly the oldest Visitatio sepulchri of its kind – as well as a Gloria in excelsis Deo with tropes. This Gloria – Qui pater est matris was previously known only through a 13th century manuscript, Codex 376 of the Stiftsbibliothek in St. Gall. Unless an older, as yet unidentified original version actually exists, the Einsiedeln version could be the exemplar of the St. Gall copy. Apart from the text, the musical notation is also noteworthy, since it is a late form of neumatic notation, which gives an insight into the development of the Einsiedeln musical notation.