Session Title

Fragments and the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (A Panel Discussion)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant

Organizer Name

Debra Lacoste

Organizer Affiliation

Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant

Presider Name

Michael L. Norton

Presider Affiliation

James Madison Univ.

Paper Title 1

Panelist

Presenter 1 Name

Jennifer Bain

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Dalhousie Univ.

Paper Title 2

Panelist

Presenter 2 Name

Lisa Fagin Davis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Medieval Academy of America

Paper Title 3

Panelist

Presenter 3 Name

Alison Altstatt

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Northern Iowa

Paper Title 4

Panelist

Presenter 4 Name

Debra Lacoste

Start Date

7-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Sangren 1710

Description

After much work on complete chant manuscripts, the scholarly community has recently shifted focus to the wealth of information that can be gleaned from books that have been disassembled. The “Fragmentarium” website directed by Christoph Flüeler of ecodices is now in its second phase of development, and important discoveries have been made on the leaves dispersed by Otto Ege in the mid-1900s. In chant studies, the newly founded Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission project aims to trace transmission of chant by cataloguing manuscript fragments in a central digital location on the Cantus Database, partnering with Fragmentarium in a variety of ways.

A panel of experts in manuscript fragments and chant inventories will give short presentations on topics related to manuscript fragments from liturgical books that include musical notation, followed by time for discussion. The remodelled version of the inventory for the late-twelfth-century antiphoner from Lambach Abbey now known as the “Gottschalk antiphoner” and available in the Cantus Database will be demonstrated, including links to Lisa Fagan Davis's new digital reconstruction of the leaves on Fragmentarium (https://fragmentarium.ms/view/page/F-75ud/). It will also be shown how digital media has enabled both research into isolated leaves and the presentation online of disassembled leaves that are geographically widespread. Debra S. Lacoste

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May 7th, 1:30 PM

Fragments and the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (A Panel Discussion)

Sangren 1710

After much work on complete chant manuscripts, the scholarly community has recently shifted focus to the wealth of information that can be gleaned from books that have been disassembled. The “Fragmentarium” website directed by Christoph Flüeler of ecodices is now in its second phase of development, and important discoveries have been made on the leaves dispersed by Otto Ege in the mid-1900s. In chant studies, the newly founded Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission project aims to trace transmission of chant by cataloguing manuscript fragments in a central digital location on the Cantus Database, partnering with Fragmentarium in a variety of ways.

A panel of experts in manuscript fragments and chant inventories will give short presentations on topics related to manuscript fragments from liturgical books that include musical notation, followed by time for discussion. The remodelled version of the inventory for the late-twelfth-century antiphoner from Lambach Abbey now known as the “Gottschalk antiphoner” and available in the Cantus Database will be demonstrated, including links to Lisa Fagan Davis's new digital reconstruction of the leaves on Fragmentarium (https://fragmentarium.ms/view/page/F-75ud/). It will also be shown how digital media has enabled both research into isolated leaves and the presentation online of disassembled leaves that are geographically widespread. Debra S. Lacoste