Tropes and Sequences in the Liturgy of the Church in Piacenza in the Twelfth Century: An Analysis and an Edition of the Texts (Texts & Studies in Reli

Tropes and Sequences in the Liturgy of the Church in Piacenza in the Twelfth Century: An Analysis and an Edition of the Texts (Texts & Studies in Reli

By: Brian Moller Jensen (author)Hardback

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This work concentrates on the tropes ans sequences of the "Liber Magistri" (codex 65 in the Biblioteca Capitolare in Piacenza), a complex manuscript unique in its genre. It contains the entire repertory of chants for the episcopal liturgy in the middle of the 12th century. It is the exemplar and "copia maestro" compiled and edited under the responsibility of "magister scholarum" Johannes Maiorscola in 1142. This analysis investigates the literary aspects, liturgical function and theological contents of the troper-sequentiary in order to identify the compiler's possible reasons for composing his selection of items.

Contents

Commendatory preface by Giacomo Baroffio I Foreword & Acknowledgements V Part I: Analysis of the troper-sequentiary 1 Chap. 1: Introduction 3 1.1: Background and intentions 3 1.2: Scholarly research on Piacenza, Bibl. Cap. c. 65 6 1.3: Methodological borderlines 9 1.4: Preliminary remarks to the analysis and the edition 14 Chap. 2: The manuscript and its contexts 17 2.1: The titles of the manuscript 17 2.2: Description of Piacenza, Bibl. Cap. c. 65 18 2.3: Date and provenance of Liber Magistri 24 2.4: Historical and cultural context of Liber Magistri 28 2.5: Liber Magistri and Ritus Placentinus 37 2.6: The liturgy of the Piacentinian mass 42 2.7: The troper-sequentiary in Pia 65 49 Chap. 3: Tropes in Liber Magistri 53 3.1: Proper and ordinary tropes 55 3.2: Liber Magistri compared to Italian trope manuscripts 58 3.3: The Christmas introit trope complex 62 3.4: Unique introit tropes 71 3.5: Imported introit tropes 82 3.6: Liturgical function of the introit tropes 87 3.7: Ordinary tropes 89 Chap. 4. Sequences in Liber Magistri 95 4.1: Sequentia et prosa 97 4.2: Notker Balbulus' sequences 99 4.3: Italian and Frankish sequences 105 4.4: Unique Piacentinian sequences 111 4.5: Textual and musical adaptations in Liber Magistri 115 4.6: Transitional and victorine sequences 120 4.7: Antiphonae ante euangelium 124 Chap. 5: Christmas - Easter - Ascension - Pentecost 127 5.1: The Christmas Cycle 129 5.2: The Eva-Maria typology 137 5.3: The Easter Cycle 142 5.4: Stational liturgy in Piacenza 151 5.5: Ascension and Pentecost 154 5.6: Trinity Sunday and the Dedication of the Church 158 5.7: Christological images in tropes and sequences 163 Chap. 6. Saints in Piacenza 167 6.1: The Sanctorale sections in Liber Magistri 169 6.2: The Marian feasts 172 6.3: Maria and the Church in Liber Magistri 179 6.4: Piacentinian patron saints 184 6.5: Other local saints 189 6.6: Universal saints 195 Chap. 7: God, saints and congregation 201 7.1: Creed and theology in the selected tropes and sequences 202 7.2: Sainthood in Liber Magistri 208 7.3: The self-esteem of the celebrating congregation 212 Chap. 8: Conclusions 217 Part II: Text edition. Appendices. Indices 223 Edition of tropes, sequences and antiphons ante euangelium 225 Appendix 1: Edition of the Novum Sequentiarium 291 Appendix 2: Inventory of the troper-sequentiary in Liber Magistri 307 Appendix 3: Chronological calendar of saints and stable feasts 319 Appendix 4: Inventory of manuscripts 327 Bibliography 331 Indices 349

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  • ISBN13: 9780773470736
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780773470736
  • ISBN10: 0773470735
  • edition: Illustrated edition

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