Middle Ages/Geistliche Kultur#
Kyrie fons bonitatis with 'ropus Divinitatis amator#
Codex 9 of the University Library in Graz was written in the first half
of the 15th century and probably comes from the Cistercian monastery of
Neuberg an der Muerz. The bottom voice of the Kyrie was taken from
the chant but the newly-composed upper voice has been given a new text
(Divinitatis amator) which is known as a trope. It is also
possible to not only add a new text as here but to also expand the
chant melodies. This was an obvious means of bringing secular music
into the church. (E. Stadler)
© Sound: Schallplatte zur Landesausstellung 1980 Musik in der Steiermark.
© Pictures: Universitätsbibliothek Graz - Handschriftenabteilung.