The four Gaffurius Codices of Milan’s Duomo are among the most significant sources of polyphony c.1500. At the conclusion of the research project ‘Polifonia Sforzesca/Sforza Polyphony: The Motet Cycles in the Milanese Libroni between Liturgy, Devotion, and Ducal Patronage’ (2018–2020, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation), we would like to share our experience in studying and cataloguing them, preparing open-access online resources and digital editions, and interacting with interdisciplinary scholars, conservators, restorers, and performers. The presentation also aims to open a discussion about the future of source studies: how to achieve a successful mix between digital initiatives and the enhancement of the sources’ materiality?Join us on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 18.00 for a Zoom presentationPlease register at https://www.musik-akademie.ch/schola-cantorum-basiliensis/de/home.html.Presented by Agnese Pavanello, Cristina Cassia, Daniele V. Filippi,and Rolf Wissmann (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / FHNW)Guest speaker: Thomas Schmidt (University of Huddersfield)…
During the lockdown, the Polifonia Sforzesca Team has been working (from three different countries!) on the Motet Cycles Edition: Agnese Pavanello, Cristina Cassia and Daniele Filippi prepared the scores, critical apparatuses, and commentaries (with the help of Eva…
On July 5, the Polifonia Sforzesca Research Team presented a panel session at the 47th MedRen Conference hosted by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, with papers by Martina Pantarotto, Daniele Filippi, Cristina Cassia, and Agnese Pavanello.
Our new book Motet Cycles Between Devotion and Liturgy has been published by Schwabe Verlag.
This book explores the corpus of motet cycles composed and disseminated in manuscript and printed sources of polyphony ca. 1470–ca. 1510, including works by Loyset Compère, Gaspar van Weerbeke, and Franchinus Gaffurius.
Our new book Codici per cantare: I Libroni del Duomo nella Milano sforzesca has been published by Libreria Musicale Italiana.
The Libroni (literally “big books”) prepared for the Duomo under chapel master Franchinus Gaffurius are among the most valuable cultural treasures from Renaissance Milan.