Chapels Royal, Cathedrals and Colleges c1485-1688
The period 1485-1688 has been heralded as a ‘Golden Age’ for English church music, which equipped the Church of England with a rich musical repertory for its liturgy, still heard in churches and cathedrals today. Royal chapels, cathedrals, and collegiate institutions are acknowledged as unique sanctuaries which safeguarded English church music from a variety of socio-political events. Although their importance to the musical and religious development of the English ‘long Reformation’ has received considerable attention from historians and musicologists, interdisciplinary perspectives and discussions are vital for the future development of this field.
Organisers are inviting submissions of a 20-minute papers from contributors across all disciplinary backgrounds and career stages, no later that 10 Dec. Details and entries.