Music in Early Franciscan Thought (The Medieval Franciscans 9)

Music in Early Franciscan Thought (The Medieval Franciscans 9)

By: Peter Loewen (author)Paperback

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Music in Early Franciscan Thought is an interdisciplinary study exploring the broad relevance of music in Franciscan hagiography, art, theology, philosophy, and preaching between the founding of the Order in 1210 and 1300-a period covering their rapid ascendancy in medieval society as an Order of clerics. The book covers representations of music in visual and literary hagiography, the inspiration of Pope Innocent III, and the formative writings of William of Middleton and David von Augsburg. Later chapters examine the science and practice of music and its relevance to the ministry of preaching through the writings of Robert Grosseteste, Roger Bacon, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, and Juan Gil de Zamora.

About Author

Peter V. Loewen, Ph.D. (2000) is Associate Professor of Musicology at Rice University. He has published several articles concerning music, drama, and the Franciscans, including "Portrayals of the Vita Christi in the Medieval German Marienklage: Signs of Franciscan Exegesis and Rhetoric in Drama and Music" (Comparative Drama, 2008).

Contents

List of Illustrations ... xi Abbreviations ... xiii Introduction ... 1 I. Music and Preaching in the Life of St. Francis of Assisi ... 17 Hagiographical Sources ... 19 Music in the Life of a Wanton Youth ... 25 Fiddle Sticks, Dancing for Joy, and the Heavenly Cithara ... 28 Music and Preaching in the Rule of St. Francis ... 35 The Nativity Play and Mass at Greccio ... 42 Francis and his Joculatores Domini ... 56 II. Music and the Narrative of Penance in Lotario dei Segni's De missarum mysteriis ... 61 Pope Innocent III (Lotario dei Conti di Segni) ... 62 De missarum mysteriis ... 64 Prologue ... 68 Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia, and Gospel ... 70 The Epistle ... 70 The Gradual ... 70 The Alleluia ... 75 The Gospel ... 80 Conclusion ... 81 III. William of Middleton's Opusculum super missam: Musical Instruction for Simple Priests and Clerics ... 83 De opusculum super missam ... 85 The Epistle ... 87 The Gradual ... 87 The Alleluia ... 89 The Gospel ... 91 Conclusion ... 92 IV. David von Ausburg: Music for the Outer and Inner Human ... 93 Musical Comportment ... 94 Vocal Prayer ... 96 Scribal Reception of De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione ... 99 De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione in Augsburg, Universitatsbibliothek, cod. II.1.2o 5 ... 101 De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione in Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm. 16072 ... 103 Conclusion ... 113 V. Robert Grosseteste on Music, Science, and the Cura animarum ... 115 De artibus liberalibus and Templum Dei ... 117 Septenary Virtue ... 119 Music as Motion ... 121 The Ministry of Music ... 123 Conclusion ... 126 VI. Roger Bacon on the Science of Music and Preaching ... 129 Scholarship and Controversy ... 131 The Opus maius ... 136 Grammar and Logic Through the Measurement of Music ... 137 Bodily Motion, and Music as a Universal Science ... 140 Music and Moral Philosophy ... 143 The Opus Tertium ... 145 Musica Mundana ... 146 Music and Bodily Motion ... 147 Singing and Preaching ... 149 "The Modus of All Church Music was Established as Enharmonic" ... 151 Music and Preaching ... 158 Conclusion ... 164 VII. Bartholomaeus Anglicus on Music and Preaching in De proprietatibus rerum ... 167 Sensual Perception of Music in De proprietatibus rerum ... 177 Concord in Music and Relationships ... 179 Vocal Timbre and the Voice of the Preacher ... 184 Concord in Music and Among Religious ... 190 Universal Concord and the Music of Preaching ... 193 Conclusion ... 195 VIII. The Ars musica of Juan Gil de Zamora: Musical Expression and Instruments of the Reconquista ... 197 Historia naturalis, Dictaminis Epithalamium, and Ars musica ... 200 Who Commissioned Ars musica? ... 201 St. Cecilia, the Music of the Bees, and Preaching in Historia naturalis ... 204 Ars musica as a Primer for Singing Chant ... 206 Ars musica ... 208 The Ethos of the Church Modes ... 211 The Ethos of Mode Five ... 214 "Musicalia instrumenta inventa fuerunt secundum diversitatem temporum a diversis" ... 217 Conclusion ... 230 Conclusion ... 233 Bibliography ... 243 Index ... 257

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789004248175
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9789004248175
  • weight: 551
  • ISBN10: 900424817X

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