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International Symposium of Ambrosian Chant - Milano&Lugano, 2017, September 8-10

The organizing board, together with Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di Musica Sacra, Milan (Italy), Res Musica and Associazione Internazionale Studi di Canto Gregoriano (AISCGRE Italia), is pleased to announce the International Symposium on Ambrosian Chant (I.S.A.C.) 2017


Call for Papers


The International Symposium on Ambrosian Chant (“Il canto ambrosiano. Convegno internazionale di studi”) will take place on September 8-10, 2017 at Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland). In the days of the conference, three celebrations will take place: Vespers in Ambrosian rite, Vespers according Breviarium Ambrosianum 1962, and Solemn Mass in Basilica di S. Ambrogio with Ensemble Organum. An exhibition of Milanese manuscripts will be set at Biblioteca Ambrosiana and others Milanese libraries.


Scientific board: Giacomo Baroffio, Giovanni Conti, Thomas F. Kelly, Claudio Magnoli, Marco Navoni, Nicola Zanini. Coordinator: Angelo Rusconi


The symposium’s program committee invites scholars to submit titles and abstracts for papers and short presentations related to four thematic areas:

1.      Sources and notation of Ambrosian chant

2.      Forms and style

3.      Ambrosian chant and other liturgical repertoires

4.      History and liturgy


Papers on liturgy should regard themes related to liturgical chant (e.g. the forms of the musical parts of the liturgy, their function and position etc.).


Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The presentation format will be a twenty-minute paper or a fifteen-minute short presentation; each thematic session will be followed by a discussion. Panels are accepted (format 30 min.)


Submissions should include:

1.      Name

2.      Institutional affiliation

3.      Email address

4.      Short biography (approx. 50 words)

5.      Audio-visual requirements

Items should be submitted electronically (Word preferred) to the following email address: with subject “Ambrosian chant symposium”.


The submission deadline is June 15, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 30, 2017.

Inquiries can be directed to Angelo Rusconi through the email address given above.


The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian.


Travels are on charge of participants; accommodation and meals will be covered by the organization. No conference  fee is required

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