Tropes and Sequences in the Liturgy of the Church in Piacenza in the Twelfth Century: An Analysis and an Edition of the Texts

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An impressive depth of knowledge informs this text, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the music and liturgy of the Church of Piacenza, Italy. Moller received the prestigious four-year grant from the Danish Research Council of the Humanities to work on the mid-12th- century manuscript that forms the basis of this study (which was the subject of his dissertation, in theology, at the U. of Copenhagen, Denmark). The huge manuscript; its music; the liturgy and accompanying chants used in Piacenza; the local ...
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An impressive depth of knowledge informs this text, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the music and liturgy of the Church of Piacenza, Italy. Moller received the prestigious four-year grant from the Danish Research Council of the Humanities to work on the mid-12th- century manuscript that forms the basis of this study (which was the subject of his dissertation, in theology, at the U. of Copenhagen, Denmark). The huge manuscript; its music; the liturgy and accompanying chants used in Piacenza; the local saints, their feasts, and the songs that accompanied them (the texts are reproduced here) are the main topics of a text that will be used by medievalists of religion, music, and Italy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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An impressive depth of knowledge informs this text, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the music and liturgy of the Church of Piacenza, Italy. Moller received the prestigious four-year grant from the Danish Research Council of the Humanities to work on the mid-12th- century manuscript that forms the basis of this study (which was the subject of his dissertation, in theology, at the U. of Copenhagen, Denmark). The huge manuscript; its music; the liturgy and accompanying chants used in Piacenza; the local saints, their feasts, and the songs that accompanied them (the texts are reproduced here) are the main topics of a text that will be used by medievalists of religion, music, and Italy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Commendatory preface
Foreword & Acknowledgements
Pt. I Analysis of the troper-sequentiary 1
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 The manuscript and its contexts 21
Ch. 3 Tropes in Liber Magistri 69
Ch. 4 Sequences in Liber Magistri 121
Ch. 5 Christmas - Easter - Ascension - Pentecost 161
Ch. 6 Saints in Piacenza 211
Ch. 7 God, saints and congregation 253
Ch. 8 Conclusions 273
Pt. II Text edition, Appendices, Indices 281
Edition of tropes, sequences and antiphons ante euangelium 283
App. 1 Edition of the Novum Sequentiarium 361
App. 2 Inventory of the troper-sequentiary in Liber Magistri 379
App. 3 Chronological calendar of saints and stable feasts 392
App. 4 Inventory of manuscripts 401
Bibliography 405
Indices 427
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