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Title: Ancient Rigor with a little Modern Delight: Romano Micheli and The Psalms of the Office of Vespers (1610)
Contributor(s): Lesueur, Brenda May  (author); Blackburn, Alana Jane  (supervisor)orcid ; Stoessel, Jason  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2024-05-09
Copyright Date: 2023
Thesis Restriction Date until: 2026-05-09
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This work presents a first modern edition of the premier opus of the prominent seventeenthcentury contrapuntist and polemicist, Romano Micheli. Several pieces in original notation, a collection of options for different voicings, and editions for male and female voices are presented. The Roman context and the personal, social and religious factors impacting the composer are investigated. The inclusion of instructions for the use of Micheli’s psalmi by nuns demands investigation of nuns and their music. The analysis of compositional techniques reveals a gradual adaptation of traditional musical language. This sophisticated work uses complex compositional techniques built on the foundations of the ‘Ancient Rigor’ of Renaissance modal counterpoint with added elements of ‘Modern Delight’.

Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 360306 Musicology and ethnomusicology
430308 European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
500405 Religion, society and culture
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130102 Music
130103 The creative arts
130704 Understanding Europe’s past
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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Appears in Collections:School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
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