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Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music | Richard Dudas (Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea) and Lawrence M. Earp (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Speakers: Richard Dudas (Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea) and Lawrence M. Earp (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Four early Ars nova motets: a new source

The seminar will address issues regarding the discovery of musical fragments in BnF NAF 934, fols. 79–80 (reported on https://www.diamm.ac.uk/search/?q=934; images on Gallica). Two three-voice and two four-voice motets survive, all of them unica. On the basis of notation and style, the repertory slightly postdates Fauvel. Each motet has a different form. The first utilizes a notational trick that prefigures Machaut’s M6. The second is the only isoperiodic motet, with an early, special use of red coloration in the lower voice pair. A third combines two chants, a freely rhythmized Kyrie tenor with an ostinato contratenor. The final motet is based on a Fauvel ballade.

The seminars this year will be held on Zoom. We have seized the opportunity to bring together people in a way not geographically feasible, even in normal times. A larger online attendance will make our usual free-for-all discussion impossible; the format will consequently differ from the live seminars. Apart from the first one, in dialogue, individual presentations will be slightly shorter than usual, about half an hour, and followed by invited discussants who will engage the speaker in conversation about the paper before the floor is opened for comments and questions by others. Everyone who would like to attend a seminar in Michaelmas should register with the following form: Click here for form.

Please make sure to register at least a week in advance of the seminar you wish to attend. To help our planning, please only register if you plan to attend.

One week before each seminar, those who have registered will receive an email with the Zoom invitation, instructions for joining the call, and further materials for the seminar.



October 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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