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Music Manuscripts of Petrus Alamire
Leuven, November 1999

CONFERENCE THE BURGUNDIAN-HABSBURG COURT COMPLEX OF MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS (1500-1535) AND THE WORKSHOP OF PETRUS ALAMIRE K. U. Leuven Faculty of Arts 25-28 November 1999
In connection with the exhibition 'The Treasury of Alamire', the Alamire Foundation (Department of Musicology, K.U.Leuven) is organising an international conference that will focus specifically on the manuscripts from Petrus Alamire's workshop. During this conference scientists from different disciplines will bring together and exchange the results of their exchange the results of their research on this court complex of music manuscripts. Opening lecture by prof. dr. Herbert Kellman. Among the speakers: W. Elders, D. Fallows, B. Haggh, H. Meconi, R. Sherr, M. Staehelin, D. Thoss, F. Warmington and others. MORE INFORMATION: http://fuzzy.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/alamire OR, FOR THE CONFERENCE, CONTACT: Mariet Vriens, Alamire Foundation, Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, tel: 0032 16 324661, fax: 0032 16 324706, email: mvriens@arts.kuleuven.ac.be
EXHIBITION "THE TREASURY OF ALAMIRE" MUSIC AND MINIATURES IN THE TIME OF THE EMPEROR CHARLES, 1500-1535 Leuven, Predikherenkerk, 25 September - 5 December 1999
The "Treasury of Alamire" presents the culmination of polyphonic music in the Low Countries in all its aspects. For the first time, over 40 manuscripts of Petrus Alamire will be brought together. This musician and transcriber of musical scores was a remarkable character. In addition to being a composer and a copyist, he also was a merchant in musicalia, a ministrel, an ambassador, a spy and a counterspy, mostly in the service of the Burgundian-Habsburg court in Mechelen, where Charles V grew up. His music manuscripts were presented to the great of his day: the Emperors Maximilian and Charles, Frederick the Wise of Saxony, Henry VIII of England and even found their way into the papal chapel of Leo X. With their rich decoration and subtle finish they can be counted among the finest in Europe. This exceptional event (with concerts and workshops in addition to the exhibition) is highly recommended to anyone interested in the sixteenth-century Zeitgeist.