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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 104: Liturgical Chant of the Medieval Irish Church

Monday 10 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Research Group for Music of Medieval Celtic Regions (MMCR)
Organiser:Ann Buckley, Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Moderator/Chair:Jane Flynn, Notre Dame Sixth Form College, Leeds
Paper 104-aFrom West to East: An Overview of Liturgical Sources for the Veneration of Irish Saints in Medieval Europe
(Language: English)
Ann Buckley, Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Paper 104-bRelationships between Early Chant Manuscripts from the Vienna Schottenstift and other Manuscripts from Central Europe
(Language: English)
Martin Czernin, Musikarchiv, Schottenstift, Wien
Index terms: Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Paper 104-cThe Office for St Canice in Trinity College Dublin MS 78: A Reconsideration
(Language: English)
Patrick Brannon, Department of Music, University of St Francis, Illinois
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Music

The medieval Irish church reached far into continental Europe through its extensive missionary diaspora. Its legacy is still apparent in the large corpus of liturgical manuscripts which still survive from Irish foundations and those which came under their influence. They include materials for the veneration of over forty Irish saints in the forms of Mass and Office, as well as individual chants, liturgical prayers, and readings based on their vitae. Through an examination of some of these materials in the context of local and international chant culture, and in relation to known hagiographic traditions, the contributors to this session will discuss aspects of the sources, the liturgical repertory, and patterns of transmission.