RMA Study Day: Music and the Seicento

Call for Papers

Saturday 20th October 2012

University of York Music Department

The RMA Study Day ‘Music and the Seicento’ is a collaborative project between the music departments of the University of Huddersfield and the University of York. The aim of the study day is to provide an environment for postgraduate research students, who have an interest in music from seventeenth-century Italy, to present their research and to provide a platform for discussion of related topics. In addition to student papers, the study day will include a performance from Four’s Company (Graham Cummings, John Bryan, David Milsom, and Duncan Druce) and a talk by Robert Hollingworth on his new recording of Gabrielli’s 1612 Italian Vespers. The study day will also include a workshop on overcoming the challenges faced when working with seicento texts.

Topics for consideration:

  • Italian composers of the seicento
  • Musical centres of patronage in Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice, Bologna, Naples, etc.
  • Dissemination of Italian music to other parts of Europe
  • Influence of Italian music, e.g. stile nuove in England
  • Music theory and analysis
  • Relevance of modal theory
  • Performance practice
  • Archival and bibliographical studies
  • Music printing and publishing

Proposals are welcomed from, but not restricted to, the topics listed above. We would like to invite proposals for 20 minute individual research or recital papers (followed by 10 minutes discussion). Proposals should not exceed 250 words and should be emailed to: seicento@gesualdo.co.uk. Please submit proposals as a MS Word or PDF document but please also include a plain-text version in the main email. The following details need to be included in your proposal: name, institution, postal address, email address, telephone number, and audio/visual requirements.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 31st July 2012.

Committee Members:

Andrew Cheetham (University of Huddersfield), Joseph Knowles (University of York), Prof. Jonathan Wainwright (University of York), Dr. Graham Cummings (University of Huddersfield).

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