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POSTPONED: Research Colloquium: Sanna Raninen
May 5 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Sanna Raninen (Uppsala, Sweden) | The Musical, Material and Social Networks of Post-Reformation Swedish Clergy: A Case Study of a Sixteenth-Century Music Manuscript
The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Annabelle Page and George Haggett organise the series. Presentations are followed by discussion and a drinks reception. Students, staff, and the general public are warmly encouraged to attend.
The gradual implementation of religious Reformation in the kingdom of Sweden is evident in the liturgical music books from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; although new Lutheran music required some new books, the clergy continued to create and circulate their own music manuscripts, often with repertory familiar from the pre-Reformation era. Each liturgical music manuscript is a unique composite in terms of format and content, reflecting the materials available and skills possessed by each clergyman-scribe, who occasionally left his signature on pages to signify ownership of the book. The surviving books offer an invaluable insight into the development of music, liturgy and linguistics; in addition, their physical properties provide an interesting case study for the material culture of books in Sweden, as is the case with the liturgical music manuscript S 110, held in the National Library of Sweden. Prior to ending up in the library the book had gone through a process of production that extends from Stockholm to continental Europe, followed by an intriguing chain of ownership and authorship, which illustrates the varied and flexible material relations a book of music had in post-Reformation Sweden during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.