IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1003: The City and Music, I

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet & Danish National Research Foundation
Organiser:Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Paper 1003-aMonodic Conductus and Urban Preaching: A Collection of Philip the Chancellor in a Dominican Manuscript
(Language: English)
Anne-Zoé Rillon, Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Music, Religious Life
Paper 1003-bChants for Columba from 14th Century Dublin
(Language: English)
Frank Lawrence, School of Music, University College Dublin
Index terms: Music, Religious Life
Abstract

Music practices in the city are mainly linked to liturgy in the city during the early Middle Ages. The music of the city liturgy and monastic liturgy (including stational processions) represents the major musical practices known from that time. In the wake of the penitential movements of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries new repertories of religious songs in the vernacular entered the picture, lauda singing in Umbria and Tuscany supplemented liturgical music strictly speaking, first in monophony, later also in polyphony – just as in the liturgical music. From the late Middle Ages, also other genres of music and music making are common, and music production as such becomes marked also by civic interests.

The two sessions will reflect on and give individual contributions to a variety of music practices in the medieval city.