The Cantigas de Santa Maria are one of the most imposing corpus of medieval European song. The status of the notation in the 13th-century MSS is however ambiguous, and there are very few direct clues concerning performance. This paper will examine a few songs where conflict between text layout and notated melody, or contradictory decisions by the copyist, illuminate the musical context, allowing the modern performer to construct a meaningful interpretation, faithful yet free from strict literalism.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Bilateral International Conference Portugal/Italy, Performance Analysis: A bridge Between Theory and Interpretation - Casa da Música e Fundação Eng. de Almeida, Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 4 Oct 2016 → 6 Oct 2016
|Conference||Bilateral International Conference Portugal/Italy, Performance Analysis: A bridge Between Theory and Interpretation|
|Period||4/10/16 → 6/10/16|
- Cantigas de Santa Maria
- corpus of medieval European song
- notational sense
Ferreira, M. P. R. (2016). Hermeneutics of the Cantigas: recovering notational sense. Abstract from Bilateral International Conference Portugal/Italy, Performance Analysis: A bridge Between Theory and Interpretation, Porto, Portugal.