Department of Music

Annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference
Glasgow, July 2004

The Royal Musical Association Med-Ren Music Conference
Glasgow Thursday 15 -- Sunday 18 July 2004

The annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference returns to Scotland in 2004. It
is hosted by the University of Glasgow, in association with the Royal Musical

Around sixty individual presentations are planned by delegates from Austria, Belgium,
Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, Russian Federation, South
Africa, Spain and USA, as well as from Scotland and the United Kingdom, all with
something new to say on medieval and Renaissance music.

The keynote address will be given by Mary Carruthers (New York University), author of
The Book of Memory, whose work is as well known to music historians as it is to
medievalists generally.

Conference topics range from early medieval chant repertories to 17th-century
chansons. There are sessions on memory and rhetoric, parody and identity, medieval
song culture, ritual motets, Obrecht, Petrucci, Byrd, national traditions, visual and
theoretical perspectives, to say nothing of recitals, concerts and social events.

Main concert event will be Burkard Wehner's acclaimed vocal ensemble Vox Nostra
Berlin, making its UK debut with a concert of medieval songs, chants and organa.

The conference happily coincides with the annual meeting in Glasgow of the New
Chaucer Society. There will be opportunities for delegates of both conferences to
meet at jointly arranged receptions and at the Saturday night Conference dinner and

To help us plan the conference effectively please send in your registration form as
soon as possible. Note that the earlier you register the less you pay - it's a bit
like the airlines really, save that at least we tell you the dates after which
discounts no longer apply!

For further details please see

Med-Ren Conference, Glasgow, 2004 - Provisional Programme

All events take place at the University of Glasgow unless otherwise stated. Events marked * take place jointly with the New Chaucer Society.

Thursday 15th July
Friday 16th July
Saturday 17th July
Sunday 18th July

Thursday 15th July
10.30-17.00 REGISTRATION (Coffee available at GU Visitor Centre, lunch available on campus 12.00-13.30)
14.00-15.30 MEMORY & RHETORIC Chair: Joshua Drake (UK)
Peter Woetmann Christoffersen (DK) Attention to text setting and sonority in simple 15th-century music (the MS Amiens, Bibl. Mun. 162)
Timothy R. McKinney (US) Music and Rhetoric in Vicentino's Solo e pensoso
Cristle Collins Judd (US) Text-Music Relationships in mid-16th Century Music: Learning from Gioseffo Zarlino's Theory and Practice.
15.30-16.00 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
16.00-17.00 HERMANNUS CONTRACTUS Chair: John Caldwell (UK)
David Hiley (D) Hermannus Contractus (1013-54) the composer: An anniversary assessment.
Stefan Morent (D) Hermannus Contractus: 'Cantilenae rationabiliter componere'.
Jennifer Thomas (US) Never Mind the Gap: Circumstantial Evidence for Josquin at the French Court.
Giovanni Zanovello (I) The Lover's Revenge: New Light on Heinrich Isaac's La mi la sol
17.00-18.00 RECEPTION (GU Hunterian Museum)
Evening GU College Club bar open till 0000; several restaurants and pubs nearby

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Friday 16 July
9.00-10.30 CHANT DIALECTS Chair:
Carol Steyn (ZA) The rite of the consecration of virgins in the Carthusian order
Matthew Peattie (US) Traces of Old Beneventan Chant in a South Italian Office for the Dedication of a Church
Anna Parsons (UK) The Use of Guisborough: The liturgy and chant of the Augustinian Canons of Medieval Yorkshire
Michael Noone (US) Alonso Gascon, Toledo Cathedral's Codex 8, and a rediscovered manuscript polyphonic choirbook (ToleBC 35).
Ralph Corrigan (UK) The Genesis of BU 2216: Structure and copying process in an early fifteenth-century choirbook.
Lenka Mráčková (CZ) Patrem Yaccen / Sanctus Elezanger: Two Unique Movements of an Unknown Mass Ordinary from the Speciálník Codex
10.30-11.00 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
11.00-12.30 MEDIEVAL SONG CULTURE Chair: Christopher Page (UK)
Judith A. Peraino (US) Delinquent Descorts
Kate Maxwell (UK) Authorship and Enigma in Fauvel
Christina Linklater (US) Making Manuscripts Marian: The Bern Chansonnier and its Organisation
AESTHETICS, CONTEXT, AND THE MUSIC OF OBRECHT Panel discussion with M. Jennifer Bloxam (US), Jacobijn Kiel (NL), Sean Gallagher (US), Joshua Drake (co-ordinator, UK). Chair:
12.30-14.30 Break & Exhibition (lunch available on campus up till 13.45)
14.30-16.00 MASSES ON POPULAR TUNES Chair: Fabrice Fitch (UK)
Francesco Rocco Rossi (I) Faugues and the two versions of the Missa L'Homme Armé: Authorial Revision
Jesse Rodin (US) Finishing Josquin's 'Unfinished' Mass: Issues of Traditionalism and Stylistic Imitation in the Cappella Sistina
William Mahrt (US) Affect and mode in Byrd's Cantiones Sacrae.
David Trendell (UK) Byrd, 1589 Cantiones Sacrae and Clemens non Papa
Kerry McCarthy (US) The origins of Tribue Domine
16.00-16.30 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
16.30-17.30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS Mary Carruthers (US) Notes, Places, and their Ways: A Shared Lexicon of Rhetorical Memory and Music. Chair: Warwick Edwards
17.30-18.00 Transfer GU to City Chambers
18.00-19.00 CIVIC RECEPTION* (City Chambers)
19.30-21.30 CONCERT* Vox Nostra Berlin: 'Medieval songs, chants and organa' (City Chambers - admission by ticket, special delegate rate £6)

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Saturday 17 July
9.00-10.30 INSTITUTIONS Chair:
Alexandra Buckle (UK) Music in the household of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
Svetlana Zvereva (Russia) The structure of Russian choirs in the late Middle Ages
Benjamin Brand (US) The Office of the Magiscolus at the Cathedral of Lucca.
Ute Evers (D) A Schwenkfelder Manuscript Hymnbook as Source for Lost Tenorlied-Settings by Sixtus Dietrich?
Christian Thomas Leitmeir (UK) Two Enigmatic Motets from a Fragmentary Source: What the Motetti (Rome: 1557) can tell us about the early career of Jacobus de Kerle (c.1531-1591).
Bernhard Bleibinger (D) At the End of the Renaissance Era: Peter Guetfreund (1570-1624) and his choirbook in the Stiftsarchiv Laufen
10.30-11.00 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
11.00-12.30 16TH-CENTURY FLEMISH Chair:
Stephen Rice (UK) Aspects of dissonance treatment in five-part motets by Gombert
Katelijne Schiltz (B) Luigi Nono on Sixteenth-Century Polyphony: A New Analytical Perspective
Martin Ham (UK) Some Madrigal Society MSS and the light they throw on earlier material.
ANGLO-DANISH Chair: Ian Harwood (UK)
Arne Keller (DK) The Identification of 'Bendictus Lutenslaaer'
Kirsten Gibson (UK) Between Subjection and Autonomy: Reading Authorial 'Self-Fashioning' in Dowland's First Booke of Songs or Ayres (1597)
Tracey M. Kirk (US) 'To any pleasant tune': The Sidney Psalms as Song.
12.30-14.30 Break & Exhibition (several restaurants nearby)
14.30-15.30 OBRECHT AND AGRICOLA Chair: Andrew Bayly
M. Jennifer Bloxam (US) The Mass for St. Donatian by Obrecht: Composition as Theological Exegesis
Fabrice Fitch (UK) Agricola and the Rhizome
FRANCE & SPAIN Chair: Frank Dobbins
Marie-Alexis Colin (F) The French Text Music by Eustache Du Caurroy.
Greta J. Olson (China) A Seventeenth-Century Valencian Lamentations Chant
16.00-16.30 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
16.30-18.00 PETRUCCI Chair: Bonnie Blackburn (UK)
Jeffrey Dean (UK) Huc omnes pariter: An anonymous contrafactum on a borrowed tune.
Julie E. Cumming (CA) Petrucci's Motet Prints: Crucible of the New Style
Peter Scott (UK) Extreme borrowing in a late fifteenth-century Lamentation setting.
19.00- CONFERENCE DINNER AND CEILIDH* (Bute Hall, admission by ticket £32)

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Sunday 18 July
9.30-10.30 MAGNUS LIBER Chair:
Pascale Duhamel (CA) Specificity, Identity and Variation Degrees in the Magnus Liber Organi
Beatriz Montes (E) Is a specific analysis for clausulae needed.
9.30-10.30 VISUAL Chair:
Jane Alden (US) The visual play of music as art in fifteenth-century chansonniers.
Michael Friebel (A) Taking the Measurement of Silence - Johannes Ockeghem and Isabella d'Este.
10.30-11.00 Break & Exhibition (Foyer)
11.00-12.30 PARODY & IDENTITY Chair: Leofranc Holford-Strevens (UK)
Burkard Wehner (D) The neumatic structure of the contrafactum 'Victimae novali zynke ses' (from the medieval song collection 'Carmina Burna' in comparison to the neumatic variants of the Easter sequence 'Victimae paschali laudes'.
Oliver Huck (D) Proportio - eloquentia - imitatio: The change of concepts in 14th-century Italian music
Jan Bata (CZ) 'Credo in Wyclif': Some Notes on Liturgical Parody in Late Medieval Bohemia
Evan A. Mac Carthy (US) Whose Le serviteur? Chanson Reworkings, Mode and Matters of Attribution in Tinctoris's Liber de natura et proprietate tonorum
Gianluca D'Agostino (I) Reading Theorists for Recovering 'Ghost' Repertories
Peter Schubert (CA) Cerone's Commonplaces: A Look Inside Points of Imitation
12.30-14.30 Break & Exhibition (several restaurants nearby)
14.30-16.00 RITUAL MOTETS Chair:
James Vincent Maiello (US) Music, Ritual, & the Asperges
Ted Dumitrescu (US) Intertextuality, Refrains, and the Litany of the Saints in a Renaissance Motet Tradition
Franz Körndle (D) 'Die Vigilie auf Römisch': Lasso's second set of Hiob-Lessons and its liturgical use'.
16.00-16.30 TEA (GU Visitor Centre?)/DEPART

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Dr Warwick Edwards
Department of Music
University of Glasgow
G12 8QH, UK
Tel: +44-141-330 5288
Fax: +44-141-330 3518