PMMS 125th Anniversary

pmms logoThere’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.

More info HERE

Christopher Page – The Christian West and It’s Singers

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…)

“Illuminations: Treasures of the Middle Ages”

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…)

Call for Papers: MedRen 2012

Medieval and Renaissance Conference 2012

8-11 July 2012

In 2012 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a return to the venue of the first ever Med Ren, held at Nottingham in 1972.

Call for Papers

The organisers and the Programme Committee invite proposals for 20-minute papers, joint papers/paired papers, and poster presentations on any topic relating to the study of Medieval and/or Renaissance music. Proposals of any kind should consist of a title and an abstract of c.200 words, together with the proposer’s name, institutional affiliation (if any) and email address. (mais…)