The “Harpe de melodie” from a fourteenth-

century collection of music theory treatises

(Newberry Library, VAULT Case MS 54.1)

EMAIG Biennial Conference

Held virtually on June 19, 23, 26, & 30, 2020

Music, Theory, and Their Sources
The Early Music Analysis Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory is proud to announce their third biennial conference, co-sponsored with the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies.

Friday, June 19

PERFORMANCE-LECTURE

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Rediscovering the Renaissance Violin

David Douglass (Newberry Consort)

Live Presentation

COMPLEX COUNTERPOINT

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Mean Counterpoint and Temperamental Choices in the Early Baroque

Evan Campbell (SUNY Potsdam)

Live Presentation

[Additional Q&A]

Mensural Rhythm and Misaligned Lovers in Machauts Motet 5

Henry Burnam (Yale University)

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[Additional Q&A]

 

Tuesday, June 23

ON KINGS AND QUEENS

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Performing the Harp of King David: An Exegetical and Visual Study of Jacobus Senleches La harpe de melodie

Rachel McNellis (Library of Congress)

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Call to Swarms: Charles Butler’s Bee Song and Colonial Music Theory

Patrick Fitzgibbon (University of Chicago)

Live Presentation

 

Friday, June 26

(RE)TRANSMISSION

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The Spanish Lux aeterna

Miriam Wendling (KU Leuven)

Live Presentation

Re-Instrumentation in ‘Komm, süßes Kreuz’

Cella Westray (Northwestern University)

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[Additional Q&A]

 

 

THE DIATONIC ACCIDENTAL

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Una nota super A: hodie mi, sed heri fa

Liam Hynes-Tawa (Yale University)

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[Additional Q&A]

Gesualdo’s Transgressive Diatonicism

Kyle Adams (Indiana University)

Live Presentation

[Additional Q&A]

 

Tuesday, June 30

 

PRACTICAL THEORY, THEORETICAL PRACTICE

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Vitriacan Practice as Theory

Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University)

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(Re-)Reading Music Theory for Guidance on Tempo in the Josquin Generation

Brett Kostrzewski (Boston University)

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THEORETICAL DISCOURSE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND

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Seventeenth-Century Music Theory and Margaret Cavendish's Discourse on Materialism, 1650–1670

Yujin Jang (University of Pittsburgh)

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Complicating the Modal Paradigm with the Music of William Byrd

Megan Kaes Long (Oberlin Conservatory)

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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Back to the Source

Rob C. Wegman (Princeton University)

Live Presentation

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