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11 speakers from 6 countries participate in an ICS workshop on sacred music in Spanish and European cathedrals between the 16th and 19th centuries

The meeting has been organized by the researcher Albert Recasens, in the framework of a project financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

17 | 05 | 2023

11 speakers from universities in Belgium, Cuba, Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom took part in a workshop on sacred music in Spanish and European cathedrals between the 16th and 19th centuries, organized by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra. 

The activity is part of the project 'internship interpretative in the Spanish cathedrals (1563-1833): liturgy, musical styles and performance conditions', which seeks fill in some gaps on the internship musical in the Spanish cathedrals in the Modern Age focusing on the concept of internship interpretative. It is directed by Albert Recasens, researcher of the ICS and director of La Grande Chapelle, and María José de la Torre Molina, professor at the University of Málaga. It is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Bernard Dompnier, from the University of Clermont Auvergne, focused on the history of worship in French cathedrals between the 17th and 18th centuries. presentation Émilie Corswarem , from the University of Liège, made a presentation on the divine official document in the temples of Liège after the Council of Trent.

Likewise, two researchers from the Institut de Litúrgia ad instar facultatis-AUSP, Sergi Zauner and Gabriel Seguí i Trobat, spoke respectively about the experience of solemnity in the cathedral of Valencia in the mid-seventeenth century and the liturgy of Holy Week in the ceremonial of the cathedral of Mallorca between 1724 and 1725.

Miriam Esther Escudero Suástegui, from the University of Havana, spoke about the internship of mensural plainchant in the Cuban capital at the beginning of the 19th century. Félix María Arocena Solano, from the University of Navarra, spoke on the survival of medieval hymns and Noel O'Regan, from the University of Edinburgh, on polychoral practices in early Rome. 

Tobias C. Weißmann, from the University of Mainz-Johannes Gutenberg, spoke about the polycoral interpretative internship and architectural adaptations in Roman Baroque churches. And Pablo Ballesteros, from the University of Valladolid, focused on the music chapel of the Cathedral of Valladolid around 1605. 

The last two interventions were given by position by the principal investigators of project. Albert Recasens presented discussion paper on the devotion of the Forty Hours in the Hispanic cathedrals in the 17th century and María José de la Torre, from the University of Málaga, on the cathedrals of the kingdom of Castile as liturgical, ceremonial and interpretative spaces.