The Christian West and It’s Singers: The First 1000 Years
A renowned scholar and musician presents a new and innovative exploration of the beginnings of Western musical art. Beginning in the time of the New Testament, when Christians began to develop an art of ritual singing with an African and Asian background, Christopher Page traces the history of music in Europe through the development of Gregorian chant – a music that has profoundly influenced the way Westerners hear – to the invention of the musical staff, regarded as the fundamental technology of Western music. (mais…)
Color in Medieval France
10th Annual Symposium of the IMS-Paris, 27-29 June 2013
The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 interdisciplinary symposium organized around the theme of Color in medieval France.
This symposium welcomes papers about color from all disciplines. Topics may include: color in music (notation, embellishment, use of mode); approaches to color in philosophy and theology; the symbolics and meaning(s) of color(s) in social history and literature; the economics of color, the lexis of color; and approaches to color and light in medieval science and art. (mais…)
This is a 30-minute documentary from channel BBC-Four entitled Illuminations: Treasures of the Middle Ages. Its a quite interesting documentary, which starts from an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge “which contains some of the world’s most important illuminated manuscripts which are highlighted and accessed for their place in the history of art and book production”. (mais…)
O manuscrito Iluminado : Da Medievalidade à Era Digital
São objetivos deste Seminário mostrar a importância, em contexto europeu, das colecções de manuscritos iluminados da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, nomeadamente códices Alcobacences e Iluminados; apresentar a base iconográfica Imago, destacando a sua relevância para a investigação e a divulgação cultural, e exemplificar a estrutura de manuscritos medievais em diversas tipologias (livros bíblicos, missais, livros de horas e livros de estudo).
Focando primeiramente a importância cultural e artística dos fundos da BNP, o programa aborda também o códice como objeto cultural e artístico, a relação entre texto e imagem, a tipologia dos manuscritos, a ornamentação e ciclos iconográficos na sua estrutura. O Seminário termina com um workshop sobre a cor na iluminura, apresentando trabalho desenvolvido no âmbito do projecto Beleza e significado da cor na iluminura medieval portuguesa. (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 12 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this folio there are some instructions for performance – at evangelium at vesperas – this is for the wednesday before Christmas. He also talks about some other liturgical instructions and the structure of monastic rite, comparing the Ms 15 with another 13th-century monastic chant source. (mais…)
International Colloquium Musical Exchanges 1100-1650:
The Circulation of Early Music in Europe and Overseas in Iberian and Iberian-Related Sources
The international colloquium “Musical Exchanges, 1100-1650: The Circulation of Early Music in Europe and Overseas in Iberian and Iberian-Related Sources” will be held at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Palácio Fronteira and Convento da Arrábida, from the 21st to the 23rd of June 2012.
More info HERE
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 11 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. This folio comprises the office of Lauds for Tuesday after the Third Sunday of Advent. The antiphons have the same melodies, using a transposing mode. (mais…)