Autopsie eines Gesamtkunstwerks: das Chorbuch der Münchner Jahrhunderthochzeit von 1568

Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 21–23 April 2016

troJa 2016: Kolloquium und Jahrbuch für Renaissancemusik is devoted to a monographic study of a sumptuously decorated choirbook of the Austrian National Library, Cod. Suppl. Mus. 2129. It will be investigated from a multidisciplinary perspective with a particular focus on the interplay of music, texts and images. As the only piece of music it contains the three-partite wedding motet “Gratia sola Dei” by Orlande de Lassus, which he composed for the spectacular wedding celebrations of the Wittelsbach crown prince William (V) of Bavaria to Renata of Lorraine in 1568.

Speakers: Martin Arneth, Dagmar Eichberger, Andrea Gottdang, Jürgen Heidrich, Andreas Pfisterer, Klaus Pietschmann, Harriet Rudolph, Katelijne Schiltz, Bernhold Schmid, Katja Schmitz-von Ledebur, Nicole Schwindt, Björn R. Tammen, Maria Theisen, Philipp Weiß.

For the first time organized in Austria, troJa 2016 is hosted by the Institute for History of Art and Musicology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Direction: Björn R. Tammen (Vienna) in cooperation with Nicole Schwindt (Trossingen). Conference venue: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna, Austria. The conference will open on April 21, 2016, at 17:00, and close on April 23, 2016, at 12:30. There is no registration fee. If you would like to attend, please email the local organizer at A final and detailed schedule  is published online at

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