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 Ferro for the treatment of Latin texts), while Rolf Wissmann encoded the music in MEI and designed the layout. The first cycles by Loyset Compère and Gaspar van Weerbeke are already in the pipeline, and more will follow!…
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.