Season 2 Episode 5 of Cambridge PhDcasts with PhDcaster Eleanor Giraud.
Eleanor Giraud is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Music. Her research examines how certain Dominican books were made and notated in Paris in the mid-thirteenth century.
- Unfortunately none of the exemplar manuscripts I discussed are available to view online. However, certain pages of a Dominican notated Missal (a mass book) made in Paris shortly after the production of the exemplars, now held in Philadelphia (Free Library, Lewis E 158), is available to view online.
- Dominican Liturgy blog: a blog with lots of downloadable resources related to the Dominican Order and its liturgy.
- Nota quadrata: the website of a research project on music writing, dealing with square chant notation, square mensural (rhythmic) notation and neumatic notation.
On square notation and music writing
- Haines, John, ‘From Point to Square: Graphic Changes in Medieval Music Script’, Textual Cultures: Texts Contexts Interpretation, 3/2 (2008), pp. 30-53. An article tracing the emergence of square notation over the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
- Huglo, Michel, ‘Règlements du XIIIe siècle pour la transcription des livres notés’, in Festschrift Bruno Stäblein zum 70. Geburtstag, Martin Ruhnke (ed.), (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1967), pp. 121-133. An article on the different rules and practices for musical notation in the Franciscan, Dominican, Cistercian and Carthusian Orders.
- Haines, John (ed.), The Calligraphy of Medieval Music, Musicalia Medii Aevi, 1 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011). A collection of essays on the music writing and music book making, covering various notational styles across Europe from the tenth to the sixteenth century.
On book production in Paris
- Rouse, Richard H. and Mary A. Rouse, Manuscripts and their Makers: Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris 1200-1500, 2 vols. (Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2000). This book uses manuscript evidence as well as information gathered from censuses, payment records, etc. to shed light on the Parisian book trade. It explores the organisation of book making through case studies of the artisans, customers and manuscripts involved.
- Branner, Robert, Manuscript Painting in Paris during the Reign of Saint Louis: A Study of Styles, California Studies in the History of Art, 18 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977). A posthumously published monograph on the groups of artists working in thirteenth-century Paris and the manuscripts they decorated.
On the Dominican liturgy and the exemplar manuscripts
- Bonniwell, William R., A History of the Dominican Liturgy, 1215-1945, 2nd edn (New York: Joseph F. Wagner Inc., 1945). A useful reference book for the history of the Dominican Order and its liturgy, available online.
- Boyle, Leonard E. and Pierre-Marie Gy, Aux origines de la liturgie dominicaine : le manuscrit Santa Sabina XIV L 1, Collection de l’École française de Rome, 327 (Rome, Paris: École française de Rome, CNRS, 2004). A book devoted to the Dominican exemplar now held in Rome. See especially the chapter by Michel Huglo, which deals with notation and also looks at the British Library exemplar.
- Fueyo Suárez OP, Bernardo, ‘El exemplar de la liturgia dominicana de Salamanca (manuscrito San Esteban SAL.-CL.01)’, Archivo Dominicano, 28 (2007), pp. 81-118. The first article to discuss the Salamanca exemplar in detail.
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