University of Edinburgh

One-day Conference on
Instrumentalischer Bettlermantl
a 17th-century Musical Compendium
in the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections

University of Edinburgh
Sunday 24th August, 10am - 5pm

Web URL (please consult this for more up-to-date details than are provided here): http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/euchmi/manuscript/

This unpublished 17th century illustrated manuscript, written partly in Latin and partly in German, describes more than thirty instruments and how to play them. The author identifies himself only as "A.S. a native of Habach and a member of a minor reformed order of Fransiscans" but claims to have been responsible for translating Chiodino's theoretical texts from Latin into the vernacular German for the benefit of young students. A team of scholars from a variety of disciplines has been working for the past three years to produce a full transcription, translation and commentary on the text for publication. The results of this research form the basis of the conference. Short introductory papers on the form, content and language of this extensive and important manuscript will be given by Dr Patsy Campbell, Dr Malcolm Burnett and Dietrich Hakelberg. Specialists on 17th century instruments, and aspects of performance practice and music theory which are addressed in the manuscript will present sections of the text for discussion by conference participants.

The meeting follows the Colloquium on Historical Musical Instrument Acoustics and Technology: a meeting jointly organised by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments and the Galpin Society, Edinburgh, 22-23 August A general report on the progress of research on Instrumentalischer Bettlermantl will be given at this meeting.

To attend, contact: Dr J.P. Campbell,
Department of Fine Art,
University of Edinburgh,
19 George Square,
Edinburgh EH6 9LD.
Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 6638.
E-mail: J.P.Campbell@ed.ac.uk


The Venue

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful cities of Europe. The Conference takes place during the Edinburgh International Festival which runs from 10th to 30th August 1997. The sessions will take place in the Reid Concert Hall, built in 1859 as the University's Music Classroom. The building also houses the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments and is in the centre of the city.

The Conference and Colloquium have been timed to follow on from the International Musicological Society conference in London, August 14-20.

Accommodation

A limited number of rooms have been booked for Conference participants at very reasonable rates in Pollock Halls, picturesquely set at the foot of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags yet only a fifteen minute walk from the city centre. The rates for accommodation booked through the Conference organisers are:-
Single standard room: 21.50 pounds sterling per night bed & breakfast
Single en-suite room: 37.00 pounds sterling per night bed & breakfast
Double en-suite room: 59.75 pounds sterling per night bed & breakfasts

Participants wishing to book this accommodation must pay a deposit, (which will be deducted from their accounts with the Conference), as follows:-
Single standard room: 8.00 pounds sterling per room per night deposit
Single en-suite room: 12.00 pounds sterling per room per night deposit
Double en-suite room: 12.00 pounds sterling per room per night deposit

Deposits for accommodation must be paid by 31st May 1997. The balance must be paid with the Conference fee.

Participants who arrive before August 18th or who leave after August 25th, and who wish to use the same accommodation, will be responsible for making their own bookings with Pollock Halls:-
Reservations Office,
Accommodation Services,
St Leonard's Hall,
Pollock Halls,
18 Holyrood Park Road,
EDINBURGH EH16 5AY
Tel: +44 (131) 667 0662
Fax: +44 (131) 667 1971
Higher rates will apply to these bookings.

Participants requiring hotel acommodation or family room accommodation should make their own arrangements. The Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre (3 Princes Street, Edinburgh 2; Tel: +44 (0) 131-557 1700) will help.

Concerts

Details of concerts taking place at the time of the Conference will be available later. In addition, a programme for the Edinburgh International Festival and a programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be sent to all participants.

Conference Fee

The Conference Fee, to include attendance at all sessions, lunch, and session-break refreshments, is 25 pounds sterling.

The Conference Fee and the full payment for accommodation must be paid by 24th July 1997.

Booking

Please complete the booking form soon as possible if you wish to attend the Conference. This form can be used to book for ISMA '97, the Colloquium on Historical Musical Instrument Acoustics and Technology, the One-day Conference on Instrumentalischer Bettlermantl and accommodation for any of these.

Further Information

from the organiser, Dr J.P. Campbell,
Department of Fine Art,
University of Edinburgh,
19 George Square,
Edinburgh EH6 9LD.
Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 6638.
E-mail: J.P.Campbell@ed.ac.uk


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