Music and Liturgical Reform,1611 – present:
A conference in honor of the death of San Juan de Ribera
Valencia, June 29 – July 2, 2011 University of Valencia – Estudi General
Abstract deadline: 15 January 2011
– the preservation of older music
– Tridentine reform, and rhetoric in sacred music composition
– the effects of Catholic reform on liturgical music 1600-1850
– the effects of liturgical music and reform in the modern period
The Valencian Institute of Music, a public agency promoting music in this Spanish region, is organizing a small international conference from June 29 to July 2, 2011 entitled “Music and Liturgical Reform,1611 – present: A conference in honor of the death of San Juan de Ribera” as part of the activities commemorating the fourth centenary of the death of San Juan de Ribera (1532-1611). San Juan de Ribera founded the Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi in Valencia, dedicating its church in 1605 in a service attended by King Philip III. The musical archive of the College and Seminary has an extensive collection of prints and manuscripts, and today houses one of the main music archives in Spain.
Primarily through his position as Archbishop of Valencia, Saint John de Ribera promoted many of the reforms of the Council of Trent among a multi-cultural, multi-religious community composed primarily of peoples of Christian or Muslim descent. In this context, the conference seeks to examine the intersections of music, liturgy, and liturgical reform in the years since the death of St. John de Ribera. Sessions will be held on the preservation of older music; Tridentine reform, rhetoric in sacred music composition; the effects of Catholic reform on liturgical music 1600-1850; and, the effects of liturgical music and reform in the modern period. Abstracts of approximately 300 words for papers or short reports (In Spanish: comunicaciones) on these topics should be submitted by the deadline of 15 January 2011. Submission of the abstracts should be made by one of three methods.
By email to:
produccion_ivm at gva.es
Certified mail to:
Congreso conmemorativo del cuarto centenario de la muerte de San Juan de Ribera
Instituto Valenciano de la Musica
Plaza de Viriato, s/n
46001 Valencia SPAIN
Papers or reports may be written in Valencian, Spanish, English. We plan to publish a selection of papers in a single volume in late 2012. The Program Committee for the conference consists of Professors Greta Olson (Chinese University of Hong Kong ) and Dr. Rosa Isusi (Valencia). Both are specialists in the religious music of Valencia and especially those works by composers linked to the Real Colegio de Corpus Christi. At this moment, they are also coordinating a team to catalogue the musical archive of the Colegio, and working with others in restoring some of the older music prints and manuscripts. The Program Committee will review the abstracts, informing participants of the results of their decisions by the end of February 2011.
Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length while the oral reports (comunicaciones) are expected to be 10 minutes. In both cases, the contents are understood to present new information, and in the case of the oral reports, present provision conclusions for the work-in-progress. Once accepted, the speakers and participants will pay the registration fee by the date stipulated in the registration materials.