Special studies include the origins of musical notations, the nuances of early chant performance (with accompanying CD), musical style and liturgical structure in the early Divine Office, and new sources for Old-Roman chant.
Taking up questions and issues in early chant studies, this volume of essays addresses some of the topics raised in James McKinnon's The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass, the last book before his untimely death in February 1999. A distinguished group of chant scholars examine the formation of the liturgy, issues of theory and notation, and Carolingian and post-Carolingian chant. Special studies include the origins of musical notations, nuances of early chant performance (with accompanying CD), musical style and liturgical structure in the early Divine Office, and new sources for Old-Roman chant. Western Plainchant in the First Millenium offers new information and new insights about a period of crucial importance in the growth of the liturgy and music of the Western Church.
ContentsThomas J. Talley; The desert, the city, and psalmody in the late 4th century, Joseph Dyer; Monastic reading and the emerging Roman chant repertory, Peter Jeffrey; Songs of exile, songs of pilgrimage, Nancy van Deusen; The geography of martinmass, Alejandro Enrique Planchart; Style and structure in early offices of the Sanctorale, David Hiley; From the advent project to the late Middle Ages: Some issues of transmission, David G. Hughes; Glosses on music and grammar and the advent of music writing in the west, Charles M. Atkinson; Concerning a chronology for chant, LA!szlA(3) Dobszay; Tollite portas: an Ante-Evangelium reclaimed?, Kenneth Levy; The diagrams interpolated into the Musica Isidori and the scale of old Hispanic chant, Michel Huglo; Old Roman votive-mass chants in Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MSS 299 and 300 and Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Archivio San Pietro F11: a source study, John Boe; Reading the melodies of the old Roman mass proper: a hypothesis defended, Edward Nowacki; 'Epulari autem et gaudere oportebat', Ruth Steiner; From alleluia to sequence: some definitions of relations, Calvin M. Bower; Some Notkerian sequences in Germanic print culture of the 15th & 16th centuries, Theodore Karp; Modal Neumes at Sens, Thomas Forrest Kelly; Singing the nuance in Communion antiphons, Richard Crocker; Bibliography; Indexes.