Call for Proposals: Series Historiae
(Musicological Studies, Vol. LXV; Institute for Mediaeval Music,
Historiae, a series of editions of medieval offices, was inaugurated
by the IMS Study Group 'Cantus Planus' in 1993. The series makes
available the music and texts of historiae to be sung on the feast
day or commemoration day of a saint. Such cycles of chant were
commonly known as historiae. Many of their Latin texts have been
published (above all in Analecta Hymnica), but their music is
Proposals should take previous editions as models. (The list
of available editions may be found at the website of the Institute
of Mediaeval Music: a link is at www.cantusplanus.org.) Each edition
in the series is preceded by a short life of the saint and a history
of the cult and its cultural context, a brief introduction to
the historia, its manuscript sources, and the texts of the chants
and lessons, including their relationship to the vita of the saint.
The edition of the complete historia includes the tone to Ps.
94 Venite exultemus Domino and the Te Deum, but only incipits
for the psalms. Proper prayers and lessons are included. Translations
of the Latin texts are optional. Introductory matter may be submitted
in any of the five official languages of the International Musicological
Society: English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Please send both the introduction and transcription for consideration
by the editorial board to Roman Hankeln, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dragvoll, Department of History and Classical Studies, NO-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY, email: roman.hankeln'at'hf.ntnu.no.
submissions are encouraged. We would be especially interested
in editions of early offices, offices for the Fathers of the Church,
the Apostles or the Virgin Mary.
László Dobszay and Barbara Haggh Editorial Board,