Mapping the post-Tridentine motet (ca. 1590–ca. 1610):
Test, style and performance

The programme is also available to download here (PDF).


Day 1 Friday 17 April 2015
Time Title  Presenter(s)
11.00 Welcome and opening remarks
11.30 Session 1: STYLE – Chair: Owen Rees (University of Oxford)

Jacob Regnart, ‘ein trefflich Kerll ... ein gutter Musicus’: His contribution to the post-Tridentine motet in the context of Orlando di Lasso’s recommendation Walter Kreyszig (University of Saskatchewan and Universität Wien)

On imitation and compositional process in Palestrina's Offertoria

Andreas Pfisterer (Universität Regensburg)

Where did the ‘proper’ style go? Polychoral motets and psalms by Tomás Luis de Victoria and his contemporaries

Sergi Zauner (Universität des Saarlandes)

Modality as orthodoxy and innovation: Strategies of tonal organisation in Victoria and Palestrina Daniele Sabaino (Università di Pavia) and Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara)
1.30 Lunch
2.45 Keynote address 1

A mid-life compositional summary? Palestrina's three motet books of 1569–1575 Noel O'Regan (The University of Edinburgh)
3.30 Session 2: CONFESSIONAL ISSUES – Chair: David Crook (University of Wisconsin at Madison)

Psalms for a city hall: Gregorius Wagener’s Deutzsche Psalmen in Augsburg and Regensburg, 1565 Megan Eagen (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
4.00-4.15 Break

The honey-sweet preacher: Setting St Bernard's poetry in a cross-confessional culture Barbara Eichner (Oxford Brookes University)

A case study: Nicolaus Zangius' Cantiones sacrae a 6 (Vienna, 1612) Vladimír Maňas (Masarykova univerzita)
5.15 Keynote address 2

Beyond the confessionalisation paradigm: The motet as denomination practice in the late 16th century Christian Leitmeir (Bangor University)
6.00 End of Day 1

Day 2 Saturday 18 April 2015
Time Title Presenter(s)
9.00 Keynote address 3

In search of the English motet Kerry McCarthy (Independent Scholar, Oregon)
9.45 Session 3: SPECIAL AND NEIGHBOURING GENRES – Chair: T. Frank Kennedy (Boston College–University of Oxford)

Vespers antiphons, motets and the performance of the post-Tridentine liturgy Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University in St. Louis)

Motets and liturgy for the dead in Italy, 1570–1650 Antonio Chemotti (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

The homophonic psalm-motet and late sixteenth-century liturgical psalmody Diane Temme (Bangor University)
11.15 Break
11.30 Session 4: CITIES – Chair: Egberto Bermúdez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

The motet as historiographic form in imperial Prague Erika Supria Honisch (Stony Brook University)

The development of the polychoral motet in Bologna between the 16th and 17th centuries Valeria Mannoia (Università di Pavia)

Mapping the motet in post-Tridentine Seville and Granada: Meaning, function and works Juan Ruiz Jiménez (Independent Scholar, Granada)

A cultural history of the motet in Milan Daniele V. Filippi (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis–Musik Akademie Basel)
1.30 Lunch
2.45  Session 5a and 5b: CASE STUDIES
(Participants will have a choice of two sessions which will run concurrently)

Session 5a – Chair: Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University in St. Louis)

Palestrina's choice of texts for motets Thomas Neal (Independent Scholar, Cambridge)

‘Oreque dulcisono dulcia verba tulit’: Orazio Colombano’s celebrative and liturgical motets Tommaso Maggiolo (Independent Scholar, Venice)

Canons regular in post-Tridentine musical landscape: Floriano Canale’s Sacrae cantiones of 1581 Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli (Palma choralis® Research Group & Early Music Ensemble; Università di Bologna)

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John sing a motet Todd Borgerding (Colby College)

Session 5b – Chair: Noel O'Regan (The University of Edinburgh)

The texts of the motets for six voices by Orfeo Vecchi Dario De Cicco (Université de Genève and Università di Pavia)

‘Noluit consolari’. Formal design and rhetorical aspects in two polyphonic laments by Bernardino de Ribera: Rex autem David and Vox in Rama Carlos Gutiérrez Cajaraville (Universidad de Valladolid)

Is Versa est in luctum by Victoria an ‘early motet’? Adriano Giardina (Freiburg Universität–Université de Lausanne)

Victoria and the motet in Genoa: Models and influence Peter Poulos (University of Cincinatti)
4.45 Break
5.00 Panel discussion 1: PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Performance locations and ritual contexts within the church, and implications for performance, also featuring a Concert-presentation by members of Galliarda and The Willoughby Consort: The performance of the motet in non-liturgical contexts in England Led by Owen Rees (University of Oxford)
6.30 End of day 2
Day 3 Sunday 19 April 2015
Time Title Presenter(s)
9.00 Keynote address 4

Proper to the day: Calendrical ordering in post-Tridentine motet books David Crook (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
9.45 Session 6: PRINTED COLLECTIONS – Chair: Kerry McCarthy (Independent Scholar, Oregon)

Readership for motet books: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Motecta festorum totius anni (1585) Esperanza Rodríguez-García (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, The University of Nottingham)

Lasso motet prints within the post-Tridentine era Philip Weller (The University of Nottingham)
10.45 Break
11.00 Panel discussion 2: THE COUNCIL OF TRENT AND THE MOTET Led by Christian Leitmeir and Noel O'Regan
12.30 General conclusions of the conference/Roadmap to publication
12.45 Lunch
1.30 End of day 3



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