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Chant and Polyphony since the Middle Ages
Leuven, November 1998

Dear Miss, dear Sir,

In November 1998 the Alamire Foundation will hold a congress on chant and
polyphony. 

The main topic for her 5th International Colloquium is the relation
between chant and polyphony (Middle Ages - 20th C.). 

Possible items include:
-chant as a basis of polyphonic composition/improvisation (e.g. cantare
	super librum)
-notated performance practices in manuscripts and prints (e.g. ornaments in
	chant under influence of polyphony)
-performance praxis of chant and polyphony (e.g. alternatim praxis
	organ-chant and polyphony-chant; the use (accompaniment) of
	instruments like organ, serpent, ophicleide, double bass)
-the relation between chant and liturgy
-historiography of chant
-...

This congress will take place at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven
(Belgium) on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November 1998. 

Proposals (abstracts: max. 40 lines) are due by May 1, 1998 and should be
send to
	Christophe Libberecht, Congress Coordinator, 
	Alamire Foundation, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
	Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, 3000 Leuven (Belgium).

A definitive program will be sent by September 1, 1998.

Yours sincerely,

Christophe Libberecht
Alamire Foundation

(via e-mail-address of my colleague Jo Santy)

Jo Santy
Holsbeeksesteenweg 122
3010 Kessel-Lo
016/25 34 02
jsanty@onyx.arts.kuleuven.ac.be
fax 016 32 46 91