IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1103: The City and Music, II

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

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 1103-aThe Importance of Being First: Liturgy as Propaganda in Medieval Tours
(Language: English)
Yossi Maurey, Department of Musicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Local History, Music
Paper 1103-bBourgeois Music Collecting in Bruges: Zeghere van Male’s Songbook (Cambrai, Médiathèque Municipale MS 125-128) and Its Civic Context
(Language: English)
Nele Gabriëls, Departement Archeologie, Kunstwetenschap en Musicologie / Alamire Foundation, KU Leuven
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Paper 1103-cLiturgy in the City - Music in the City
(Language: English)
Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Liturgy, Music
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 12th and 13th 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.