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Music in Urban Societies, 1400-1600
Egham, April 1997

Conference on musical culture in English and Continental towns held at Royal Holloway, University of London, on 25th and 26th April 1997. Speakers included Andrew Kirkman (Oxford), Beat Kümin (Cambridge), Richard Lloyd (London), Anita Mayer-Hirzberger (Vienna), John McGavin (Southampton), John Milsom (Oxford), Kirin Nielsen (Illinois), Keith Polk (New Hampshire), Walter Salmen (Freiburg), James Saunders (Cambridge), Annelies Wouters (Leuven).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PROVISIONAL) MUSIC AND MUSICIANS IN URBAN SOCIETIES: CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND CHANGE, 1400-1600 Royal Holloway College, University of London, 25-26 April 1997
Friday 25 April Arts Building, Lecture Theatre 2 10.00-11.00 Arrival and Coffee 11.00-1.00 Public and Private Music Making in Urban Centres on the European Continent: a Renaissance Soundscape of Money, Power and Influence Chair: Dr John Kmetz 11.00-11.20 Lorenz Welker, University of Munich German Towns 11.20 - 11.40 Keith Polk, University of New Hampshire Netherlandish Towns 11.40- 12.00 Ken Kreitner, University of Memphis The Funeral of Juan II of Aragon as a Case-study for Late-Medieval Urban Music 12.00-12.20 Frank Dobbins, Goldsmiths College, London Music in Sixteentb Century France: Paris, Lyons and Rouen 12.20-12.40 questions 12.45-2.00 LUNCH 2.00-3.30 NETHERLANDS AND NORTHERN FRANCE Chair: Dr Barbara Haggh 2.00-2.20 Bruno Bouckaert, Alamire Foundation, Leuven 2.20-2.40 Annelies Wouters, Alamire Foundation, Leuven The Music Brotherhood in Antwerp and its Patronage of Music at the end of the Fifteenth Century 2.40-3.00 Kaat Van Wonterghem, Alamire Foundation, Leuven The Relationship Between Church and City in Sixteenth-Century Brussels 3.00-3.20 Andrew Kirkman, Jesus College Oxford Music and Musical Life at the Collegiate Church of Saint-Omer, Northern France in the Later Fifteenth Century 3.20- 3.30 questions 3.30 -4.00 TEA 4.00-5.30 ITALY AND AUSTRIA Chair: Tim Carter 4.00-4.20 Kirin Nielsen, University of Illinois, Urbana Popes, Princes, Poets and Pilgrims: Palestrina and Music in Roman Confraternities 4.20 4.40 Susan Weiss Peabody Conservatory, U.S.A. The Bentivoglios: Music, Money and Power in Renaissance Bologna 4.40-5.00 Anita Mayer-Hirzberger, Institut für Musikgeschichte, Wien, Austria Catholic Reaction to the Protestant Publication of Songs in Sixteenth-Century Vienna and Graz // Music as a Means of Religious Policy in Austrian Reformation and Counter-Reformation 5.00 -5.20 Reinhard Strohm, Heather Professor of Music, Oxford Music in Late Medieval Austrian Cities 5.20-5.30 questions 5.30 Wine CD-ROM audio-visual presentation by Professor Susan Weiss 6.30 - 7.30 GERMANY Chair: Keith Polk 6.30-6.50 Joachim Kremer, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover Musical culture in northern Germany in the Time of the Reformation // Wandel und Kontinuität im Zeitalter der Reformation: Der Strukturelle Rahmen der Kirchenmusik in norddeutschen Städten 1500-1600 6.50-7.10 Prof Walter Salmen Urban Dance-houses and Dance: Musicians in Middle Europe, 1400-1600 7.10-7.20 questions 8.00 Conference Dinner SATURDAY 26 APRIL Arts Lecture Theatre 2 GREAT BRITAIN 10.00-11.00 Arrival / Coffee 11.00-1.00 PRE-REFORMATION ENGLAND: THGE PROVINCES Chair: Dr Roger Bowers, Jesus College Cambridge 11.00-11.20 Beat Kumin, Magdalene College Cambridge: The Rise and Reformation of the English Parish 11.20-11.40 Ken Farnhill, Trinity College Cambridge: The Gild and the Parish as Patrons of Music in Late Medieval East Anglian Towns 11.40-12.00 John McGavin, English Dpt, University of Southampton Music in the Haddington Burgh Records (Scotland) 12-00-12.20 Jane Cowling, Visiting Research Fellow, Wessex Medieval Centre, University of Southampton Visiting Musicians to Winchester College, 1396-1642 12.20-12.40 questions 12.45-2.00 LUNCH 2.00 - 3.30 LONDON Chair: Fiona Kisby, RHC, London 2.00-2.20 Jeremy Barlow Thomas Whythorne ... a Gentleman Professional in London Thomas Whythorne and the Status of the Music Tutor in English Towns 2.20-2.40 Dr Andrew Wathey, RHC London Dunstable in London 2.40-3.00 Richard Lloyd, RHC London St Mary at Hill / St Dunstan in the East... 3.00-3.20 John Milsom, Christ Church, Oxford: Songs and Society in Early Tudor London 3.20-3.30 questions 3.30-4.00 TEA 4.00-5.00 MUSIC AND RELIGIOUS REFORMS Chair: 4.00-4.20 James Saunders, St John's College Cambridge When is a Choirman not a Choirman? Music and Moonlighting among the Cathedral Choirmen of Early Modern England 4.20-4.40 Dr Charles Knighton, Public Record Office, London Westminster Abbey and its Music, 1540-1570 4.40-5.00 questions 5.00- 5.30 wine 5.30- 6.30 Chair: 5.30-5.50 Dr Barra Boydell, Maynooth College, Co. Kildare Music and Reformation Change at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 5.50-6.10 Nick Hartshorn, Uuiversity of Liverpool Lute Lyrics and Religious Reform 6.20 questions / final conclusions 6.45 Conference Ends