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IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 730: Music and Literature: Medieval and Early Modern German Literature

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Cantus Planus Group / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft / Kunstuniversität Graz
Organiser:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Engels, Institut für Kirchenmusik und Orgel, Kunstuniversität Graz
Paper 730-aBemerkungen zu Musik und musikalischen Eindrücken in deutschsprachigen Jerusalem-Pilgerberichten des Spätmittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit
(Language: Deutsch)
Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Music, Religious Life
Paper 730-bDeutsche Texte in Spielen und dramatischen Gestaltungen der mittelalterlichen Liturgie
(Language: Deutsch)
Stefan Engels, Institut für Kirchenmusik und Orgel, Kunstuniversität Graz
Index terms: Liturgy, Music, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 730-cOswald von Wolkenstein übersetzen: Fragestellungen, Problematiken und mögliche Lösungen
(Language: Deutsch)
Patrizia Mazzadi, Università degli Studi di Urbino 'Carlo Bo'
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Music

Transmitted also by 'singen and sagen' in medieval literature, various relations to music can be found in diverse genres. The intention of the papers is to catch a glimpse of this diversity in (Jerusalem-) pilgrim reports, liturgical drama, and lyrics. The members of pilgrim groups could experience music in different ways, as remarks show, in music exercised by themselves, as in church services or pilgrim songs, and by the perception of music exercised by foreign religious groups or nations in the Holy Land. Music plays a major part in liturgical drama or in additions to special liturgies, as the depositio crucis and the elevatio crucis show. They were completed by German songs and vocals, like 'Christ ist erstanden' in 'visitatio sepulchri'. A special focus will be given to this specific medieval phenomenon. The relation of (German) lyrics to music is taken for granted. In the late middle ages; Oswald von Wolkenstein, as a prominent poet, has to be mentioned here. He used known melodies, and even composed a few himself. The designing impact of music can even be shown in his lyrics.