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POSTPONED: Research Colloquium: Sanna Raninen

May 5 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

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.

Abstract:

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.

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Date:
May 5
Time:
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music
St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DB
Phone:
01865 276125
Website:
www.music.ox.ac.uk

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Faculty of Music
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01865 (2)76133
Email:
events@music.ox.ac.uk
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www.music.ox.ac.uk/events/
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