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Twelfth Annual Conference, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

La Jolla, California, 15-17 April 2004


Thursday, April 15

Session I. Music and Identity in England and Germany
Graydon Beeks (Pomona College), chair

Janet Pollack (University of Puget Sound), "Commendatory Verse as Music
Criticism in Early Modern English Music Books"

Stacey Jocoy Houck (University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign), "Tradition
as Sedition: Christmas Carols in Puritan England"

Alex Fisher (University of British Columbia), "Approaching Music and
Religious Identity in Early Modern Germany: Sacred Music in Augsburg
during the Thirty Years' War"

Friday, April 16 

Session II. Italian Music I: Analytical and Generic Studies
Robert Judd (University of Pennsylvania), chair 

YouYoung Kang (Scripps College), "Early Seventeenth-Century 'Harmonic

David Dolata (Eastern Washington University), "Bellerofonte Castaldi's
Extraordinary Capricci a due stromenti"

Michael R. Dodds (Southern Methodist University), "Plainchant at Florence
Cathedral in the Late Seicento: Unwritten Sharps and Shifting Concepts of
Tonal Space"

Gregory Barnett (Rice University), "Church Music, Musical Topoi, and the
Ethos of the Sonata da chiesa"

Session III. French Studies
Catherine Gordon-Seifert (Providence College), chair

Don Fader (Indiana University), "Marin Mersenne and the French View of
Musical Rhetoric"

Stuart Cheney (Goucher College), "Transcriptions for Solo Viol of the
Music of Jean-Baptiste Lully"

Antonia L. Banducci (University of Denver), "Staging Music: The Dramatic
Role of Preludes and Ritournelles in French Baroque Opera"

Michele Cabrini (Princeton University), "From the Visual to the
Aural: Tempête and the Power of Instrumental Sound in the French Cantata"

Saturday, April 17

Session IV. Italian Studies II: Song Serenata, and Opera 
Massimo Ossi (Indiana University), chair

Wendy Heller (Princeton University), "I pianti d'Apollo: Desire,
Melancholy, and the Power of Song"

Louise K. Stein (University of Michigan), "'Una música de noche, que
llaman aquí serenata': Spanish Patrons and the Serenata in Rome and

Paul Schleuse (CUNY Graduate Center), "Monteverdi's Operatic
Experiments: Finding Orfeo in the Continuo Madrigals of 1605"

John Walter Hill (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), "Ov'è il
decoro? Court Etiquette, Affective Expression, and Aria Treatment in the
Operas of Antonio Cesti and Beyond"

Session V. Lecture-Recital: Mexican Polyphony

Grey Brothers (Westmont College) and the Westmont Chamber Singers, "The
Polyphonic Passion in Mexico City: The Passio secundum Mattheum of Antonio
Rodríguez de Matta (d. 1643)"


Performance events

Thursday, April 15
Pre-conference Master Class for Lute, Guitar, Theorbo 
with Victor Coelho, David Dolata, John Schneiderman
La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla

Friday, April 16
Concert champêtre: An Evening of French Baroque Dance and Chamber Music
The SideRiver Baroque Dance Troupe, Linda J. Tomko, director, with Ondine
Young, violin; Laura Mitchell, soprano; John Schneiderman, lute; William
Skeen, viola da gamba. 
Shiley Theatre, University of San Diego, San Diego

Saturday, April 16
Antonio Rodríguez de Matta, Passio secundum Matthaeum
Westmont College Choir; Grey Brothers, director
La Jolla Congregational Church, La Jolla

2004 Program Committee Robert Shay, chair Rebecca Harris-Warrick Anne MacNeil Daniel Melamed
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