Question about Global Chant Database
  • rjawad
    Posts: 3
    Hello,

    On this website
    http://www.globalchant.org/about.php
    You can search for plainchants. Does anyone know what the number after 'hy' means?
    For example, if you search for Aeterna caeli gloria, you get:

    hy 4, am 72 ar 168
    hy 1, am 72
    hy 3, st 214
    etc.

    The am, ar, and st are page numbers for different sources where the chant can be found. These are defined on the home page. But what does 'hy 3' or 'hy 1' mean? Is that the mode?

    Thank you,

    --Ryan