IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1227: Experiencing Late Medieval Worship, I: Physical and Sensory Responses

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Experience of Worship Project, School of Music, Bangor University
Organiser:Paul Barnwell, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Paul Barnwell, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Paper 1227-aRitual and Ritual Artefacts: The Physical and the Sensory
(Language: English)
John Harper, International Centre for Sacred Music Studies, Bangor University
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Lay Piety, Liturgy
Paper 1227-bLiturgical Texts: Performance and Reception
(Language: English)
Christopher Hodkinson, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Liturgy, Music
Paper 1227-cMedieval Liturgical Space and the People
(Language: English)
Christopher Irvine, Canterbury Cathedral
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Music

Hands-on investigation of the physical, sensory and emotional is a key feature of the Experience of Worship research project, with enactments of medieval liturgies as a central point (rather than a culmination) of the research process – offering a markedly different and innovative approach to practice-led research. This session, the first of two, investigates physical and sensory responses, drawing on recent enactments of late medieval Masses, Offices and a Procession in both Salisbury Cathedral and the small parish church of St Teilo, Llandeilo Talybont, now situated in St Fagans National History Museum Wales.