By James Grier

ISBN-10: 0521856280

ISBN-13: 9780521856287

James Grier records the musical actions of Adémar de Chabannes, eleventh-century monk, historian, homilist and tireless polemicist for the apostolic prestige of Saint Martial, shopper saint of the abbey that bore his identify in Limoges. Adémar left in the back of a few 451 folios of song with notation in his autograph hand, a musical source the ultimate prior to the 17th century. He brought, at strategic moments, items standard from the traditional liturgy for an apostle and goods of his personal composition. those exhibit Adémar to be a supremely capable fashion designer of liturgies and a hugely unique composer. This examine analyses his accomplishments as a musical scribe, compiler of liturgies, editor of latest musical works and composer; it additionally bargains a speculative attention of his talents as a singer; and eventually, it areas Adémar's musical actions within the context of liturgical, musical and political advancements on the abbey of Saint Martial in Limoges.

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On the choice of Saint Cybard, see Landes, Relics, Apocalypse, and the Deceits, pp. 79–80. 46, ed. , pp. 2, ed. Lemaıˆtre, p. 47, ed. , p. 166, “Ipso anno . . millesimo X anno ab incarnatione ejus” (“In the same year . . AD 1010”). The principal evidence for these activities is the autograph portions of Pa 3784 and Lei 8 15. See Delisle, “Notice,” pp. 301–32; and Landes, Relics, Apocalypse, and the Deceits, pp. 349–62. Introduction: Ade´mar de Chabannes and Saint Martial de Limoges 19 His training proved its value to the abbey of Saint Cybard as he copied or supervised the copying of a number of important texts for the house after his return from Saint Martial.

See also Grier, “The Music is the Message,” pp. 7–13. Apostolic Office from Pa 909 fols. 62v-74v: Edition II. Episcopal Office from Pa 1085 fols. 1. Emerson, An Edition, pp. 45–62, prints the texts of both Offices. ” 32 The musical world of a medieval monk liturgy. Ade´mar sought to appease them by retaining as much of the older Office as was practicable. Nevertheless, the texts of many of these chants refer to Martial directly as a bishop, and that language was clearly not appropriate for Ade´mar’s new liturgy.

85 I believe it possible that the trope complex Christi discipulus and the Offertory verse Designatus a domino were designed by Ade´mar to be sung by himself at these two climactic moments of the Mass. A-J. See also Grier, “Ecce sanctum,” pp. 38–44; and “Editing Ade´mar de Chabannes’ Liturgy,” pp. 109–18. , without the procession), 2 November 1996, Marsh Chapel, Boston. I and J. See also, on Sanctus Marcialis fulgorus apostolus, Grier, “A New Voice,” pp. 1032–33; and, on Christi discipulus, idem, “Ecce sanctum,” pp.

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