Resources for medieval musicology and liturgy
Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music
All Souls College, Oxford
Hilary Term, 2021
18 February 2021, 5 p.m.
Charles M. Atkinson (The Ohio State University and Universität Würzburg)
On Modulation in Eastern and Western Chant: Techniques, Texts, and Rhetoric
Discussants: Calvin Bower (University of Notre Dame), Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge), Alexander Lingas (City, University of London, EHRC Oxford, and Cappella Romana)
Abstract: This paper will focus on the discussions of modulation in Regino of Prüm's Epistola de harmonica institutione (ca. 900 C.E.), Manuel Chrysaphes' On the Theory of the Art of Chanting (1458 C.E.), and the anonymous 9th-century Scolica enchiriadis, and will present musical examples illustrating the techniques described in these works...
4 March 2021, 5 p.m.
Cristina Alis Raurich (Schola Cantorum, Basel and Universität Würzburg)
Flos vernalis and Robertsbridge intabulation style: ornamentation, diminution and intabulation in the 14th century
Discussants: Karl Kügle (Universities of Oxford and Utrecht) and David Catalunya (University of Oxford)
Abstract: Until recently, only two sources of Flos vernalis were known: fragments of a vocal version in binding strips in All Souls College, Oxford (MS 56); and its ornamented intabulation in the so-called Robertsbridge MS...
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