Introduction, Diffusion and Composition of Franco-Roman Plainsong in the Iberian Peninsula

Océane Boudeau, Francisco José Diaz Marcilla (Editor/Coordinator), Jorge Tomás García (Editor/Coordinator), Yvette Santos (Editor/Coordinator)

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As from the late 11th century, the Franco-Roman rite and its musical repertoire were introduced in the Iberian Peninsula replacing the Hispanic rite. Important political issues were behind this change, in which the Clunisians played, in the same manner as the Holy See, an essential role. The drawing up of the Codex Calixtinus and the development of pilgrimage must also be understood through this prism. The second part of this article takes as its starting point the scanning of several repertoires of chants including Iberian sources in their corpus. The analysis of the dissemination of those repertoires reveals that, despite the model of Southern France is predominant, there were also influences from the North of France, from England, from the Italian Peninsula and the Germanic territories. Within the Iberian Peninsula, there were numerous musical centres in which composers were active.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal History, Visual Culture and Itineraries
Subtitle of host publicationChanges and Continuities
EditorsFrancisco José Díaz Marcilla, Jorge Tomás García, Yvette Sobral dos Santos
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-1-5275-6070-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Plainchant
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Cluny
  • Codex Calixtinus


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