IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 228: Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in Late Medieval England

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Magnus Williamson, International Centre for Music Studies, School of Arts & Cultures, Newcastle University
Paper 228-aWhat Does it Mean to Worship the Holy Name of Jesus in the Late Middle Ages?: Theory, Belief, and Practice
(Language: English)
Judith Aveling, Experience of Worship Project, School of Music, Bangor University
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 228-bSinging Devotions to the Holy Name: The Roles and Responsibilities of Choristers and Their Masters
(Language: English)
Jane Flynn, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Liturgy, Music
Paper 228-cThe Dissemination of Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in the English Parish Church, c. 1450-c. 1547
(Language: English)
Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life

The session is wholly focussed on devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in 15th- and early 16th-century England. It is linked to the ‘Experience of Worship in Late Medieval Cathedral and Parish Church’ project sessions. Paper -a explores the accumulated meaning of the Holy Name for believers on the eve of the Reformation, making reference to scripture, and early and medieval Christian theology and practice. Paper -b examines the documentary evidence relating to, and music provided for, devotions to the Holy Name in Tudor England, including consideration of how plainchant can be elaborated through improvisation practices typically taught to choristers. Paper -c investigates the dissemination of the Mass and Feast of the Holy Name and analyses the appeal of the cult in the broader context of lay piety.