Next friday I’ll be presenting the paper “Matins for the Feast of St. Bernard” at the “Residência Cisterciense” at the Monastery of S. Bento de Cástris, Évora. As the title suggests, the paper revolves around the chants of Matins for the feast of Saint Bernard, following my transcription of several responsories from the Arouca Convent manuscript 25, of cistercian origin, probably made at the Alcobaça Abbey. During the presentation I will sung several excerpts from these responsories. (mais…)
What is Gregorian chant, and where does it come from? What purpose does it serve, and how did it take on the form and features which make it instantly recognizable? Designed to guide students through this key topic, this book answers these questions and many more. David Hiley describes the church services in which chant is performed, takes the reader through the church year, explains what Latin texts were used, and, taking Worcester Cathedral as an example, describes the buildings in which it was sung. The history of chant is traced from its beginnings in the early centuries of Christianity, through the Middle Ages, the revisions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the restoration in the nineteenth and twentieth. (mais…)
There’s no place like Rome: Centres of music and liturgy before 1550
PMMS members are warmly invited to the AGM study day on 10 July 2013, held at Bedern in the city of York. The day will celebrate the Society’s 125th anniversary with a wine reception and free evening concert of conductus by candlelight, two public lectures and a series of papers held in medieval venues in York city centre. The theme of the day is the exploration of centres of music and liturgy before 1550, and will have a good balance of talks on plainchant and polyphony. Speakers include Roger Bowers, Emma Hornby, Rebecca Maloy, Andrew Kirkman, Jim Borders, Thomas Schmidt, Matthew Ward and Hannah Vlhova.
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Hoje, irei participar nas exéquias solenes, a terem lugar na Sé Catedral de Angra, de D. Aurélio Granada Escudeiro, Bispo de Angra entre 1974 e 1996.
Para além de cantar com o Coro da Sé de Angra, terei duas intervenções em cantochão, com o Offertorium da Missa pro Defunctis e o responsório Libera me, Domine. (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 6 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. The end of Matins at the Second Sunday of Advent. Vanden Abeele talks about several of the responsories and other related particularities.
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 5 verso of the 1481 Ghent Antiphonary. This folio correspond to the middle of Matins at the Second Sunday of Advent. The third, fourth an fifth responsories with some sixteenth-century alterations. (mais…)
24 March 2012 | 15h00 | FCSH – UNL (Lisbon)
«O Canto Gregoriano no Ensino Musical: Abordagem Prática»
Oficina orientada por Elena Sorban, com a participação de Gabriel Sorban.
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