An introductory paper about some recent findings concerning the rhetorical functionalities of microtones as notated in five Romano-Frankish manuscripts written between 1030 and 1270.
In addition, words with syllables on microtones in tracts analysed, seem to re-appear as scenes in illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter (Reims 820-830).
In case members Musicologie Médiévale will attend the Cantus Planus conference in Dublin next week, I will be happy to discuss these preliminary findings of my doctoral thesis (in progress) with you, with documentation.
I had my decisive ‘Aha-Erlebnis’ on Christmas Eve last year (luckily after desert). That was long after the deadline agreed for submitting Cantus Planus conference papers, so you will not see my name or this subject in the program.
I will have a PowerPoint presentation with me about the assumed connection between the Utrecht Psalter and microtones as described above: The Soundtrack for an Illustrated Carolingian Psalter.
For comments or a chat in Dublin next week, please mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.