JF History of Music: Medieval and Renaissance

 

Week 2    Christian Liturgy and Chant


READING

Richard H. Hoppin, Medieval Music (New York and London, 1978) (library) (see chapters 3–6)

Giulio Cattin, Music of the Middle Ages I (Cambridge, 1984) (library) M5.1

David Hiley, Western Plainchant: A Handbook (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992) (library)

Andrew Hughes, Medieval Manuscripts for Mass and Office: A Guide to Their Organization and Terminology (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982) (library)

Leo Treitler, With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How It Was Made (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) (library)

Carl Parrish, The Notation of Medieval Music (London: Faber, 1958) (library) (see chapter 1)

John Harper, The Forms and Orders of Western Liturgy from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century: A Historical Introduction and Guide for Students and Musicians (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991) (library)

Peter Jeffery (ed.), The Study of Medieval Chant: Paths and Bridges, East And West (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2001) (library)

Kenneth Levy, ‘Charlemagne’s Archetype of Gregorian Chant’, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 40 (1987), 1–30 (jstor)

Kenneth Levy, ‘On Gregorian Orality’, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 43 (1990), 184–227 (jstor)

James Grier, ‘Adémar de Chabannes, Carolingian Musical Practices, and “Nota Romana”’, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 56 (2003), 43–98 (jstor)


EDITIONS OF MUSIC

Liber usualis (Tournai: Desclee, 1962) (library)

This and many other chant manuals may be freely downloaded here.

LISTENING

Department

236
767

Messe de Saint Marcel (Old Roman chant)
Mass for Christmas Day


Library

1674
675
1680
692

Messe de Saint Marcel (Old Roman chant)
Ambrosian chant
The office of St Kentigern
Hildegard of Bingen



ESSAY TITLES

Discuss the styles and forms of Gregorian chant and their association with particular varieties of liturgical text.

What factors caused Western chant to progress from oral to written tradition?