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Many things newly composed for the Church

Many things newly composed for the Church
121 St. Joseph Street, Alumni Hall, Room 100
Time: Mar 18th, 4:10 pm End: Mar 18th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), 400-1200
Talk by Felix Heinzer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents:

Many things newly composed for the Church

2015-2016 W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar

PROF. DR. FELIX HEINZER, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (website)

 

"‘Many things newly composed for the Church,' Walahfrid Strabo († 849) and Notker Balbulus († 912) between Biblical Tradition and Poetical Innovation"

If in the late 8th and early 9th century the so-called "Gregorian" chant gained general acceptance in western Liturgy, the following decades were marked by discussions about the legitimacy of poetical embellishment of this repertory mostly shaped of biblical texts. In this context, the paradigmatic figures of Walahfrid Strabo of Reichenau and Notker I. of Saint Gall tag the beginnings of a controversy on worship and esthetics which was to rumble on during centuries.

Reception to follow.

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4884.

 

 


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