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Extrait d'une partition conservée à KBR portant la référence KBR MS 5557, fol. 20v.

Script and Sound Seminar: Early Music Research at KBR

13 June 2024
13:00 - 17:00

The Script and Sound Seminar provides a platform for early music research at KBR – Royal Library of Belgium, with particular attention to the sources preserved there. It takes place in the context of the FED-tWIN programme From Script to Sound, which frames a long-term collaboration between KBR and Alamire Foundation, aimed at studying the musical heritage from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Antonio Chemotti (KBR / Alamire Foundation)



13.00–13.30 Pieter Mannaerts, Tracing the City with Chants and Holy Blood: Repertory and Itinerary in KBR MS IV.210


Miriam Wendling, Dutch-Language Collects in Late Medieval Women’s Death Rituals
14.00–14.15 Coffee break
14.15–15.15 Pawel Gancarczyk and Nicolò Ferrari, New Codicological Research on KBR MS 5557: A Preliminary Report

Pawel Gancarczyk, An Anonymous Agnus Dei from KBR MS 5557 and its Central European Connections

Nicolò Ferrari, The Relationship Between KBR MS 5557 and Napoli, Biblioteca Centrale, VI E 40: A Crusading Connection?

15.15–15.30 Coffee break
15.30–16.00 Henry Drummond, The Art of Persuasion in Early Modern Litany Collections
16.00–16.30 Lothar Peirsman, The Jesuits and Philippe de Monte’s Spiritual Madrigals: Exploring the Books from 1583 and 1590
16.30–17.00 Meet the sources: exposition of the KBR sources discussed.


Practical info

Date: 13 June 2024, 13:00-17:00

Venue: Atelier of KBR Museum (Mont des Arts 28, 1000 Bruxelles)

Language: English

Registrations required at nagbavb.purzbggv@xhyrhira.or (deadline 11 June 2024)


Image: © KBR MS 5557, fol. 20v.