IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1327: Experiencing Late Medieval Worship, II: Process and Experiment

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Experience of Worship Project, School of Music, Bangor University
Organiser:Paul Barnwell, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John Harper, International Centre for Sacred Music Studies, Bangor University
Paper 1327-aHow Did They Do Liturgy?: Preparing Late Medieval Text for Modern Enactment
(Language: English)
Sally Harper, School of Music, Bangor University
Index terms: Liturgy, Music
Paper 1327-bReconstructing the Sonority of Pre-Reformation Parish Worship
(Language: English)
Magnus Williamson, International Centre for Music Studies, School of Arts & Cultures, Newcastle University
Index terms: Liturgy, Music
Paper 1327-cHow to Do Without Rubrics: Experiments in Reconstructing Medieval Lay Experience
(Language: English)
Paul Barnwell, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy

Hands-on investigation of the physical, sensory and emotional has been 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 second of two, explores the challenges posed by the primary sources for the creation of medieval liturgy, music and lay participation, and discusses experiments in enactment and their interpretation. It draws 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.