The Gottschalk Antiphonary

The Gottschalk Antiphonary

3 The Gottschalk Antiphonary I. THE HISTORY OF THE MANUSCRIPT The Gottschalk Antiphonary was produced in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century at the Lambach abbey . Fifteenth - century marginal additions indicate that the ...

Author: Lisa Fagin Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521592496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Photographic reconstruction and analysis of a twelfth-century liturgical manuscript from the Austrian monastery in Lambach.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The St Gall Passion Play

The St Gall Passion Play

Passau manuscript Gottschalk Antiphonary, originally Abbey of Lambach, twelfth century, fragments now dispersed (Lisa Fagin Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary: Music and Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Lambach, Cambridge, 2000).

Author: Peter MacArdle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401205443

Category: Drama

Page: 460

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The early-fourteenth-century St Gall Passion Play comes from the Central Rhineland. Unfortunately its music (over one hundred Latin and German chants) is given in the manuscript only as brief incipits, without any musical notation. This interdisciplinary study reconstructs the musical stratum of the play. It is the first full-scale musical reconstruction of a large German Passion play in recent times, using the latest available scholarly data in drama, liturgy and music. It draws conclusions about performance practice and forces, and offers a sound basis for an authentic performance of the play. The study applies musical and liturgical data to the problem of localizing the play (the first time this has been systematically attempted), and assesses how applicable this might be to other plays. It presents a detailed study of the distinctive medieval liturgical uses of three German dioceses, Mainz, Speyer and Worms. The comparative approach suggests how the music of other plays might be reconstructed and understood, and shows that a better understanding of the music of medieval drama has much to teach us about other aspects of the genre. The book should be of interest to literary scholars, theatre historians, musicologists, liturgical scholars, and those involved in the performance of early drama.
Categories: Drama

Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire

Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire

These sinful, heretical corruptions made the Rheims antiphonary unusable as it was, since it would endanger the souls of any monks singing its prayers, and Gottschalk gave careful instructions on how it must be amended.

Author: Matthew Bryan Gillis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198797586

Category: History

Page: 288

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Recounts the history of an exceptional ninth-century religious outlaw, Gottschalk of Orbais-a priest who developed a controversial, Augustinian-based theology of predestination that directly contradicted Carolingian beliefs, showing how the Carolingian Empire preserved order within the Frankish Christian church through coercive reform.
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The Musical World of a Medieval Monk

The Musical World of a Medieval Monk

Accents: ppo 1⁄4 proparoxytone (accent on the antepenultimate syllable); po 1⁄4 paroxytone (accent on the penultimate syllable). 121 Wagner, Einfu ̈hrung, 3: Gregorianische Formenlehre, pp. 210–11. 122 Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary, ...

Author: James Grier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460163

Category: Music

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James Grier documents the musical activities of Adémar de Chabannes, eleventh-century monk, historian, homilist and tireless polemicist for the apostolic status of Saint Martial, patron saint of the abbey that bore his name in Limoges. Adémar left behind some 451 folios of music with notation in his autograph hand, a musical resource without equal before the seventeenth century. He introduced, at strategic moments, pieces familiar from the standard liturgy for an apostle and items of his own composition. These reveal Adémar to be a supremely able designer of liturgies and a highly original composer. This study analyses his accomplishments as a musical scribe, compiler of liturgies, editor of existing musical works and composer; it also offers a speculative consideration of his abilities as a singer; and finally, it places Adémar's musical activities in the context of liturgical, musical and political developments at the abbey of Saint Martial in Limoges.
Categories: Music

Musical Notation in the West

Musical Notation in the West

Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary, p. 51 and Figure 16, p. 53. 83. Treitler, “Reading and Singing,” p. 198. The bibliography on litterae significatiuae is extensive. Notker Balbulus offers a catalogue with definitions that apply to the ...

Author: James Grier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038232

Category: Music

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Musical notation is a powerful system of communication between musicians, using sophisticated symbolic, primarily non-verbal means to express musical events in visual symbols. Many musicians take the system for granted, having internalized it and their strategies for reading it and translating it into sound over long years of study and practice. This book traces the development of that system by combining chronological and thematic approaches to show the historical and musical context in which these developments took place. Simultaneously, the book considers the way in which this symbolic language communicates to those literate in it, discussing how its features facilitate or hinder fluent comprehension in the real-time environment of performance. Moreover, the topic of musical as opposed to notational innovation forms another thread of the treatment, as the author investigates instances where musical developments stimulated notational attributes, or notational innovations made practicable advances in musical style.
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Manuscripts and Monastic Culture

Manuscripts and Monastic Culture

176 ( Tempe : Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript , 2004 ) ; Lisa Fagin Davis , Epiphany at Lambach : The Evidence of the Gottschalk Antiphonary ( unpublished doctoral dissertation , Yale University , 1993 ) ...

Author: Alison I. Beach

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030103434

Category: History

Page: 347

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Each of the studies in this volume draws upon a manuscript, or a group of manuscripts, that shed light on the practice of monastic life during this period of reform. Many, but not all, of the papers focus on the monastery of Admont in central Austria. Admont was one of the most important spiritual, cultural, and intellectual centres in the high Middle Ages, and its magnificent library still houses an extensive collection of manuscripts - a rich resource both for the history of the monastery and for the broader history of medieval religious life. The book brings together the work of an international group of scholars whose work touches on various aspects of twelfth-century Admont, and the broader movement for reform and renewal in Germany and Austria. With the publication of Charles Homer Haskin's important work, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (1933), came a new way of looking at the civilization of the high Middle Ages. Scholars have since investigated many aspects of this revival: the rise of the universities, the development of canon law, the emergence (or re-emergence) of a heightened sense of human individuality, and the revival of religious fervour that has been labelled a reformation before the Reformation. Much of this scholarly work has focused on north-central Italy, France and England. Germany, however, has been little studied in this context, in part because the nature and trajectory of the reform there differed from that seen elsewhere in Europe. The essays in the book both explore connections between Germanic lands and the wider western European context, and consider the unique spiritual and intellectual climate of Germany's monasteries.
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Sixteenth Century Readers Fifteenth Century Books

Sixteenth Century Readers  Fifteenth Century Books

... in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus Francis Newton The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino, 1058–1105 Lisa Fagin Davis The Gottschalk Antiphonary: Music and Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Lambach Albert Derolez The Palaeography ...

Author: Margaret Connolly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108652209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This innovative study investigates the reception of medieval manuscripts over a long century, 1470–1585, spanning the reigns of Edward IV to Elizabeth I. Members of the Tudor gentry family who owned these manuscripts had properties in Willesden and professional affiliations in London. These men marked the leaves of their books with signs of use, allowing their engagement with the texts contained there to be reconstructed. Through detailed research Margaret Connolly reveals the various uses of these old books: as a repository for family records; as a place to preserve other texts of a favourite or important nature; as a source of practical information for the household; and as a professional manual for the practising lawyer. Investigation of these family owned books reveals an unexpectedly strong interest in works of the past and the continuing intellectual and domestic importance of medieval manuscripts in an age of print.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater

Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater

The Gottschalk Antiphonary: Music and Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Lambach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Davril, Anselm. “Johann Drumbl and the Origins of the Quem Quaeritis: A Review Article.” Comparative Drama 20 (1986): ...

Author: Michael Norton

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781580442633

Category: History

Page: 288

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The expression "liturgical drama" was formulated in 1834 as a metaphor and hardened into formal category only later in the nineteenth century. Prior to this invention, the medieval rites and representations that would forge the category were understood as distinct and unrelated classes: as liturgical rites no longer celebrated or as theatrical works of dubious quality. This ground-breaking work examines "liturgical drama" according to the contexts of their presentations within the manuscripts and books that preserve them.
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The Bobbio Missal

The Bobbio Missal

... Byzantium Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus LESLIE BRUBAKER The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino 1058-1105 FRANCIS NEWTON The Gottschalk Antiphonary Music and Liturgy in Twelfth - Century Lambach LISA ...

Author: Yitzhak Hen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521823935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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The Bobbio Missal is highly regarded by liturgists; but, additionally, medieval historians welcome the information to be derived from the codex providing valuable data about the role and education of priests in Francia at that time, and indeed on their cultural and ideological background. The essays presented here allow the manuscript to be viewed as a whole: its contents, its language, and the cultural context in which it was written.
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Writing Sounds in Carolingian Europe

Writing Sounds in Carolingian Europe

... 1058–1105 Lisa Fagin Davis The Gottschalk Antiphonary: Music and Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Lambach Albert Derolez The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century Alison I.

Author: Susan Rankin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421409

Category: History

Page: 429

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This comprehensive study of musical notation from early medieval Europe provides a crucial new foundational model for understanding later Western notations.
Categories: History