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Music in Late Medieval English Cathedrals

The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
A day conference to be held at The Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford
Saturday, 6 May 2006, 10 am to 5 pm

The conference will explore the context of the cathedral institution,
institutional change at the time of the Reformation, the provision of Lady
Chapels for singers, the adoption of Sarum Use, issues of migration of
musicians and repertory, music education, the provenance of key polyphonic
sources, and the liturgical timetable of the new-foundation secular
cathedrals, with contributions from scholars currently active in this

.	Roger Bowers (Cambridge University)
.	Tim Tatton-Brown (Salisbury)
.	Magnus Williamson (Newcastle University)
.	Sally Harper (University of Wales, Bangor)
.	David Lepine (Dartford/Exeter University)
.	Jane Flynn (Leeds)
.	Anna Burson (Oxford University)
.	John Harper (RSCM/University of Wales, Bangor)

There is no charge for members of the society. Non-members will be asked
to pay a fee of 12 on arrival (students and senior citizens, 6).

Titles of papers and a timetable for the day appear below.

Music in Late Medieval English Cathedrals The Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford on Saturday, 6 May 2006, 10 am to 5 pm Timetable 10.00 Welcome 10.15 David Lepine: "Famous Colleges of Priests": English Secular Cathedrals c 1450-1560 10.45 Sally Harper: The spread of Sarum Use: the case of Wales, especially St Davids and St Asaph 11.15 Tim Tatton Brown: The provision of Lady Chapels for singers: the case of Salisbury 11.45 Short break 12.00 Anna Burson: Institutional change and music during the mid 16th century at Hereford Cathedral and Worcester Cathedral 12.30 John Harper: The pattern of liturgy and music in the 1540s: Nicholas Heath, the Statutes of the Cathedrals of the New Foundation and his Injunctions for Rochester Cathedral 2.30 Jane Flynn: The Mulliner Book as a record of the education of adolescents in Cathedrals 3.00 Roger Bowers: Caius 667: the choirbook of an early Tudor provincial cathedral? 3.30 Short break 3.45 Magnus Williamson: Issues of the migration of musicians and polyphonic repertory 4.15 Discussion leading on from afternoon papers 4.40 Tea 5.00 PMMS AGM 6.00 Evensong in Christ Church, including early 16th century repertory
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