The organizers of the third MEDyREN Congress encourage to all reserchers in Medieval and Early Modern (also Early Baroque) Iberian music to participate in the new congress that will took place via online beteen may 21 and 22. It
To participate,researchers must send their proporsal to the official e-mail of the Conress ( address firstname.lastname@example.org) that should include: title, abstract (about 300 words) and a brief curriculum of about 200 words before April 18.
The fundation "Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno" (specifically the agency Ávila 1131), has allready published its first album, focused on Francisco Guerrero and Tomás Luis de Victoria's music. It is not the first time that the foundation has promove the music of this two musicians, but it is the first time that it has materialized in a CD. Surge Propera is the title of this disc, which contains the homonymous mass of Guerrero as well as some Victoria's motets published in 1572.
Owen. Rees's book The Requiem of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1603) (Cambridge University Press, 2019) has recently been awarded by the American Musicology Society (AMS). It is a book that not only analyzes the requiem in detail, but also places the requiem and Tomás Luis de Victoria in their european context.
We join in the congratulations for this well-deserved recognition to the professor Rees, who is also a pride for all those interested in the abulense.
The Center Culturel de Rencontre d'Ambronay, in collaboration with the ensemble Correspondance, as well as the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Sorbonne Unviersité and the Louvre Museum, have organize a new MOOC, inttitled "Musical Travel arround the France of the 17th century". According to the organizers, it is a free course organized in seven sessions that will begin from February 2021. The course will offer some tutorials, as well as interactive exercises, musical pieces and concert recordings mong others.
Albert Recasens and Juan Carlos Asensio, in collaboration with the 'Grand Chapelle' ensamble and the specialized choir 'Schola Antiqua' brig us the first comprehensive recording of Vitoria's Officium Defunctorum. This musical masterpiece, composed to María of Habsurg's funeral is one ot the most representative musics of Tomás Luis de Victoria. Nevertheless it has not been recorder completely until now. These two music directors have investigated in the musical and historical sources triying to underestand and to restore the complete ceremonie.
The PEM, a research group located in the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, led by Manuel Pedro Ferreira and cohesived arround the project "Musical exchanges, 1100-1650: The circulation of early music in Europe and overseas in Iberian and Iberian-related sources" , has compiled over many years a large number of musical sources in both the Portuguese and Iberian archives that are accessible on its webpage. It is a database with just under 20,000 pieces of music, drawn from 250 different sources.
Polyphonic music has interesetd to scholars not only for its sound complexity but also for being an expression of power of its constituents. This is the case of the PRoMs research project that is dedicated to the sound study, but also material (of the rich codices) of polyphonic music between the years 1480-1530. It is a project based in England, with the participation of the universities of York, Bargor and Manchester, as well as King College London, the Warburg Institute, the Capella Pratensis and the European Research Council.
Tomás Luis de Victoria's music is basically polyphonic and religious. Precisely for this second feature, to study Victoria's masterpieces we must take into accont the use the monodic music during the divine services in Victoria's life. To know this repertory we would like to highlith the efforts of the Cantus Manuscript Database. It is a webpage organized by group of researchers (around seventy), mainly based in Anglo-Saxon universities, although not only.
Since several years, but especially in the last months -due to the covid pandemie- the internet has become an essencial ressource for musicological researchs. An example of these resources is the DIAMM platform (an acronym for The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music).