Below you find a small selection of the Fluxus-production since 1996.
This sheetmusic can be used freely for private purposes. For publications (in any form) the prior permission in writing of the maker is required.
The book Scores for Tenth-Century Chant can be ordered here.
5 of the 10 Hartker-responsoria for All Souls' Day in Fluxus-notation:
The liturgical festival of All Souls' Day (November the 2nd) is a late tenth-century extension of the festival of All Saints' Day (November the 1st). All Saints' Day has its origin in fourth-century eastern christianity and commemorated the different martyrs of faith. In end tenth-century Cluny gradually arose the idea to extend the commemoration of all martyrs to that of all deceased christians. All Souls' Day spread over Europe rapidly. The five responsoria below date around the year 1000 from Saint Gall (Hartker, Saint Gall, Stiftsbibliothek 390/391). The texts are mostly new ecclesiastical creations. To modern criteria in these texts people are rather belittled; hell and curse are a constant threat for human peccability. For these kind of texts many christians lost their religion in the twentieth century.
5 of the 10 Hartker-responsoria for Ascension Day in Fluxus-notation:
The liturgical festival of Ascension Day was also not known to the early Christians; it was considered to be the same as the festival of Easter. In the fourth century in accordance with Luke a start was made to celebrate the fourtieth day after Easter as Ascension Day. In the fifth century this use became general both in the west and in the east. Respect for the number 40 was one reason. In the seventh century the festival got its own Night Vigil. The next five responsoria are from the Night Office in Saint Gall around the year 1000 (Hartker, Saint Gall, Stiftsbibliothek 390/391). The texts are mostly variants of the gospels (Matthew 28:17-19; Mark 16.19; Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:4-11). These are also examples of non-psalmic text in gregorian chant that especially can be found in the Office repertory and in the communions of the Mass.
5 Einsiedeln-offertoria for different occasions in Fluxus-notation:
Although christian psalmsinging seems to become commom practice only in the fourth century, the oldest layer of gregorian chants exists mainly of psalm texts. The offertoria below have been preserved completely in the oldest known manuscripts with music notation: Laon 239 (early 10th century, Laon, bibliothèque municipale 239), Chartres 47 (10th century, preserved in facsimile but destroyed in WW II), "Mont-Renaud" (Noyon(?) 10th century, private collection, published in the Paléographie Musicale part 16), Einsiedeln 121 (10th century, Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek 121).