The texts of the fragments are edited so that the spelling as well as the punctuation have been retained, except for rubrics and personal names which have been capitalized. Latin abbreviations are expanded in the transcriptions. Texts within square brackets are my reconstructions. Rubrics are rendered in italics.
The original Latin texts of the Medieval liturgical fragments are rewritten in full when they are not taken from the Bible. In all other cases the liturgical texts are indicated according to Medieval practice by their incipits. Biblical references have been supplied for these. Deviations from the Vulgate's version will not be commented upon except in rare cases. Whenever the readings combine different parts of the Biblical texts, however, this is indicated.
The openings of the readings, such as Hec dicit dominus deus (at the O.T. lessons), Fratres (at the Epistles) or In illo tempore dixit Ihesus etc (at the Gospels), are not written out.
The Biblical references to the Vulgate are indicated within square brackets. When the Biblical references do not correspond with those of the English Bible - as is most often the case when dealing with the Psalms, for instance - the references are supplied with an additional reference within parenthesis.
The abbreviations of the names of the Biblical books are those indicated in the English Standard Version of the Bible. References to the Apocrypha, which do not belong to the Protestant Bibles, are indicated by the names of the books given in the list of Biblical books under "The Vulgate" in the left Menu. This link also offers you the possibility of reading the English version of the Bible.
Whenever music occurs in the sources, there will be a link at the bottom of the page in question. If you click here, the program will show a new window whith a copy of the original piece of music, rewritten in modern notation, and a new link giving you the possibility of hearing a recording of the music in question.
Knud Ottosen, 2002