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Les sources du plain-chant et de la musique médiévale

1st Edition

By Michel Huglo


304 pages

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Hardback: 9780860789475
pub: 2004-10-05

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The origin and development of Western plainchant, and of the genres of liturgical book in which it is recorded, have occupied Michel Huglo throughout his long career, which has taken him to libraries in every corner of Europe and the United States. This volume, the first in a set of four to appear in the Variorum series, brings together analyses of manuscripts dating from the 9th to the 13th century, including Huglo's pathbreaking studies of the antiphoner of Compiègne, the first troper-prosers, and of alleluia lists as clues to place of origin. The consequences of the Treaty of Verdun (843) for the diffusion of the plainchant repertory, research in medieval musicology in the 20th century, the utility of codicology for musicological manuscript studies, and the critical edition of the Gregorian antiphoner are addressed in other studies included here. Les origines et le développement du plain-chant en Occident et l'étude des genres de livres liturgiques qui le contiennent ont occupé Michel Huglo durant sa longue carrière et l'ont conduit à visiter des bibliothèques partout en Europe et aux Etats-Unis. Ce volume, le premier d'une série de quatre dans la collection Variorum, comprend des analyses de manuscrits du neuvième au treizième siècle, notamment des études novatrices relançant les recherches sur l'antiphonaire de Compiègne, les premiers tropaires-prosaires et les listes d'alleluias comme moyen d'identification des manuscrits de chant. Les conséquences du traité de Verdun (843) pour la diffusion du répertoire de plain-chant, les recherches en musicologie médiévale au XXe siècle, l'application des méthodes de la codicologie à l'étude des manuscrits notés, et l'édition critique de l'Antiphonaire grégorien forment les sujets d'autres études réunies dans ce volume.


'The reproduction is to a high standard throughout, and there can be no doubt that these volumes will quickly prove themselves indispensable to the diverse range of scholars for whom Michel Huglo continues to be a guiding light.' The Library 'Huglo published three books and over two hundred articles on the history and manuscripts of Eastern and Western plainchant, late antique and medieval music theory, and early organum. Eighty of these have been reprinted as a four-volume set in Ashgate’s Variorum Collected Studies series, a dazzling display of scholarship on almost all aspects of early medieval music.' AMS Newsletter

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Entrée en Matière: La recherche en musicologie médiévale au XXe siècle; Codicologie et musicologie; Division de la tradition monodique en deux groupes 'est' et 'ouest'. Graduel et Missel: Les listes alléluiatiques dans les témoins du Graduel Grégorien; Le graduel palimpsest de Plaisance (Paris, B.N. lat. 7102); Un missel noté de Fleury; Un missel de Saint-Riquier (Wien, Österr. N.B. 1933); Un missel d'Annet Régin, chantre de la cathédrale de Clermont. Antiphonaire et Bréviaire: L'antiphonaire: archétype ou répertoire originel?; L'édition critique de l'antiphonaire grégorien; Les remaniements de l'antiphonaire grégorien au IXe siècle: Hélisachar, Agobard, Amalaire; Observations codicologiques sur l'antiphonaire de Compiègne (Paris, B.N. lat. 17436); Remarques sur la notation musicale du bréviaire de Saint-Victor-sur-Rhins. Autres Livres: Un évangéliaire de la cathédrale d'Amiens; Les 'Libelli' de tropes et les premiers Tropaires-Prosaires; Les fragments d'Echternach (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 9488); Trois anciens manuscrits liturgiques d'Auvergne; Les anciens manuscrits du fonds Fétis; Un rituel de Gemona conservé en Californie; Addenda et corrigenda; Indexes.

About the Author

Michel Huglo is Emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS, Paris, France.

About the Series

Variorum Collected Studies

The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then well over 1000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history.

The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality, but the range of titles extends from Hellenistic philosophy and the history of the Roman empire and early Christianity, through the Renaissance and Reformation, up to the 20th century. Islamic Studies forms another major strand as do the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They make available research that is scattered, even inaccessible in all but the largest and most specialized libraries. With a new introduction and index, and often with new notes and previously unpublished material, they constitute an essential resource. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General