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Printed Sacred Music in Europe, 1500-1800: Switzerland and the Alpine Region as Crossroads of Production, Circulation and Reception of Catholic Musical Repertoire

English title Printed Sacred Music in Europe, 1500-1800: Switzerland and the Alpine Region as Crossroads of Production, Circulation and Reception of Catholic Musical Repertoire
Applicant Zoppelli Luca
Number 131767
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Dépt d'Histoire de l'art & de Musicologie Faculté des Lettres Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Musicology
Start/End 01.10.2010 - 30.09.2013
Approved amount 522'715.00
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Keywords (8)

Catholic sacred music; Music printing; Music inventories; Alpine region; Sacred music; Switzerland and the Alpine region; Interconfessionalism; Historical inventories

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
The present project seeks to highlight the production, circulation and reception of the Catholic musical repertoire in Switzerland and the Alpine region from the beginning of the print age until the end of the ancien régime (1500-1800). In doing so, methodological tools will be developed that may in future be extended to other areas of Europe.Printing entreprises in Switzerland showed a varied picture that had discontinuous but international impact. Music printing was often directly sponsored by the church authority. Switzerland and the Alpine region represented a privileged point of interchange between the repertoire of (Northern) Italy and the German-speaking world. Specific networks of exchange arose in connection with the study voyages of the clerics, and most importantly between different houses of the same order. The usage of the music depended on its adaptability to functional-liturgical contexts that often showed a markedly local character. Due to the proximity of different confessions in the Confederation, there was also a Protestant reception of Catholic sacred music. The present project is a contribution to recent revisions of music historiography, which had up to now uncritically reflected national and confessional differences.Particular stress is laid on methodology and on data exchange capabilities. The different research threads all start from the study of musical sources. Research will be extended to lost prints documented in historical inventories of music collections. Archival documents will also be examined concerning the printing presses and the modes of transmission and reception of the sacred repertoire. For data collection, two online databases are developed in collaboration with the Swiss office of the 'Répertoire International des Sources Musicales' (RISM, www.rism-ch.org). The first will provide a database of 'Printed Sacred Music in Europe, 1500-1800'. This will comprise the data collected in the still ongoing project 'Bibliografia della musica sacra pubblicata in Italia fra il 1500 e il 1725 circa' (Venice, Fondazione Cini). The second, already launched database, the 'Historical Music Inventory Database, 1500-1800', collects data from music inventories from church institutions of the Alpine region. Swiss music prints in Swiss libraries will be digitised. The music of some of the sources will be transcribed, applying and enhancing the performance of Aruspix, a new software application developed by the University of Geneva and McGill University (Montreal) that facilitates philological work on early typographical music prints.
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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Artistic Disobedience. Music and Confession in Switzerland, 1648–1762
Bacciagaluppi Claudio (2017), Artistic Disobedience. Music and Confession in Switzerland, 1648–1762, Brill, Leiden.
Going Digital: Finding the right path for critical music editions
Pugin Laurent (2013), Going Digital: Finding the right path for critical music editions, in Boccadoro Brenno (ed.), Peter Lang, Bern, 247-266.
Tutte le opere del Girolamo Frescovaldi». 1647: Roma – Lucerna, solo andata
Collarile Luigi, Bacciagaluppi Claudio (2013), Tutte le opere del Girolamo Frescovaldi». 1647: Roma – Lucerna, solo andata, in Boccadoro Brenno (ed.), Peter Lang, Bern, 69-88.
Dal manoscritto alla stampa. In margine ad alcune partiture autografe di Carlo Donato Cossoni (1623-1700)
Bacciagaluppi Claudio, Collarile Luigi (2012), Dal manoscritto alla stampa. In margine ad alcune partiture autografe di Carlo Donato Cossoni (1623-1700), in Alberto Colzani – Andrea Luppi – Maurizio Padoan (ed.), A.M.I.S., Como, 543-564.
Diva: A web-based high-resolution digital document viewer
Hankinson A., Liu W., Pugin Laurent, Fujinaga I. (2012), Diva: A web-based high-resolution digital document viewer, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries , PaphosSpringer, Berlin.
Edizioni musicali italiane in alcuni inventari storici svizzeri (1622-1761)
Bacciagaluppi Claudio (2012), Edizioni musicali italiane in alcuni inventari storici svizzeri (1622-1761), in Fonti musicali italiane, 17, 59-84.
Separating presentation and content in MEI
Pugin Laurent, Kepper J., Roland P., Hartwig M., Hankinson A. (2012), Separating presentation and content in MEI, in unknown (ed.), unknown, Porto, 505-510.
Two Motets and a Canzonetta (1660s)
Bacciagaluppi Claudio, Collarile Luigi (2012), Two Motets and a Canzonetta (1660s), Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, online.
Estienne Roger, Marino Silvani, Giuseppe Sala. Prime ricognizioni intorno a un’operazione editoriale complessa
Collarile Luigi (2011), Estienne Roger, Marino Silvani, Giuseppe Sala. Prime ricognizioni intorno a un’operazione editoriale complessa, in Affortunato (ed.), Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica, Roma, 99-113.
Legrenzi, Carissimi e la problematica paternità del mottetto O vere et care Jesu
Collarile Luigi (2011), Legrenzi, Carissimi e la problematica paternità del mottetto O vere et care Jesu, in Federica Nardacci (ed.), Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica, Roma, 53-82.
Milano – Einsiedeln via Bellinzona (1675-1852): circolazione e recezione di musica italiana nei monasteri benedettini della Svizzera interna
Collarile Luigi (2011), Milano – Einsiedeln via Bellinzona (1675-1852): circolazione e recezione di musica italiana nei monasteri benedettini della Svizzera interna, in Schweizer Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft, 30, 117-161.
More on Vivaldi in Switzerland
Bacciagaluppi Claudio (2011), More on Vivaldi in Switzerland, in Early Music, 39(4), 597-604.
Salue Regine del Sig. Claudio Monteuerde
Collarile Luigi (2011), Salue Regine del Sig. Claudio Monteuerde, Forni, Bologna.
The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) in cataloguing projects
Pugin Laurent, Geertinger Axel Teich (2011), The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) in cataloguing projects, in Die Tonkunst, 5(3), 289-294.
La musique prédomine trop dans nos abbaïes helvétiques: Einige Quellen zur Stellung der Figuralmusik in Schweizer Klöstern
Bacciagaluppi Claudio (2010), La musique prédomine trop dans nos abbaïes helvétiques: Einige Quellen zur Stellung der Figuralmusik in Schweizer Klöstern, in Castellani (ed.), Peter Lang, Berne, 139-176.
Das Repertoire an Vespermusik im Stift Beromünster: Zur Dramaturgie des liturgischen Kalenders
Bacciagaluppi Claudio, Das Repertoire an Vespermusik im Stift Beromünster: Zur Dramaturgie des liturgischen Kalenders, in Helen Geyer and Birgit J. Wertenson (ed.), Akademie-Verlag, Berlin.
Fioroni nel fondo dell’abbazia di Einsiedeln. Appunti di storia della trasmissione
Collarile Luigi, Fioroni nel fondo dell’abbazia di Einsiedeln. Appunti di storia della trasmissione, in Cesare Fertonani – Raffaele Mellace – Claudio Toscani (ed.), unknown, unknown.
Il repertorio sacro milanese in Svizzera attraverso gli inventari storici
Bacciagaluppi Claudio, Il repertorio sacro milanese in Svizzera attraverso gli inventari storici, in C. Fertonani R. Mellace and C. Toscani (ed.), unknown, unknown.
The Kapellmeisterbuch, Gall Morel’s Catalogues, and the Salzburg Repertoire in Einsiedeln
Bacciagaluppi Claudio, The Kapellmeisterbuch, Gall Morel’s Catalogues, and the Salzburg Repertoire in Einsiedeln, in Alessandro Lattanzi (ed.), unknown, unknown.
Zielenski e il contesto editoriale veneziano intorno al 1611: questioni e prospettive
Collarile Luigi, Zielenski e il contesto editoriale veneziano intorno al 1611: questioni e prospettive, in Tomasz Jeż – Marina Toffetti (ed.), Fondazione Levi, Venezia.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Fondazione Cini, Venezia Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
RISM, Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Celesti sirene. Musica e monachesimo dal medioevo all’Ottocento. Secondo seminario internazionale Talk given at a conference Stampare musica all’interno dei monasteri dell’antica Confederazione Svizzera (XVII-XVIII sec.): prime ricognizioni’ 11.10.2013 San Severo, Italy Collarile Luigi;
Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences « global – local » Talk given at a conference Ästhetische Grenzüberschreitungen: Beispiele für interkonfessionelle Kunstrezeption aus reformierten Musikgesellschaften 07.02.2013 Fribourg, Switzerland Bacciagaluppi Claudio;
Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences « global – local » Talk given at a conference Von den Opernbühnen Europas zum Altar. Ästhetische Überlegungen zum Phänomen der Kontrafaktur in den Klöstern der Alten Konföderation’ 07.02.2013 Fribourg, Switzerland Collarile Luigi;
«Alla schola del signor Giovanni Gabrieli». Giovanni Gabrieli tra passato e futuro: contesti, modelli e allievi italiani Talk given at a conference Giovanni Gabrieli e le edizioni postume di Andrea: nuove considerazioni 10.12.2012 Venice, Italy Collarile Luigi;
ISMIR 2012 Conference Talk given at a conference Separating presentation and content in MEI 08.10.2012 Oporto, Portugal Pugin Laurent Xavier;
15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music Talk given at a conference Sacred music, book trade, and religious toleration: The diaries of the Zurich Collegia musica 15.07.2012 Southampton, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bacciagaluppi Claudio;
IAML Annual Conference Talk given at a conference From Music Metadata Catalogues to Digital Editing in MEI 01.07.2012 Montreal, Canada Pugin Laurent Xavier;
L’Europa centro-orientale e la musica moderna italiana. Ricezione, adattamento, integrazione Talk given at a conference L’editoria musicale veneziana intorno al 1611: questioni e prospettive 12.10.2011 Warsaw, Poland Collarile Luigi;
XVIII annual congress of Società Italiana di Musicologia Talk given at a conference Gli inventari del 1660 e del 1722 nell’archivio del Musikkollegium Winterthur 01.10.2011 Genoa, Italy Bacciagaluppi Claudio;
Congresso internazionale di musica sacra Talk given at a conference Ad uso della Cappella Ducale di Venetia. Intorno a due inedite composizioni sacre di Francesco Cavalli 26.05.2011 Vatican City, Vatican State Collarile Luigi;
La musica sacra nella Milano del Settecento Talk given at a conference Il repertorio sacro milanese in Svizzera attraverso gli inventari storici 18.05.2011 Milan, Italy Bacciagaluppi Claudio;
La musica sacra nella Milano del Settecento Talk given at a conference Fioroni nel fondo dell’abbazia di Einsiedeln. Appunti di storia della trasmissione 18.05.2011 Milan, Italy Collarile Luigi;
Luigi Gatti, 1740–1817. La musica a Mantova e a Salisburgo nel Settecento Talk given at a conference The Kapellmeisterbuch, Gall Morel’s Catalogues, and the Salzburg Repertoire in Einsiedeln 09.10.2010 Mantua, Italy Bacciagaluppi Claudio;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Monteverdi ritrovato Talk 08.06.2012 Venice, Italy Collarile Luigi;
Salve, Regina. Découverte de trois motets de Claudio Monteverdi - Festival International d'orgue de Fribourg Talk 23.09.2011 Fribourg, Switzerland Collarile Luigi;
Valentin Molitor: Missa una cum tribus mottetis (St. Gallen 1681): zum Editionsprojekt Talk 03.09.2011 St. Gallen, Switzerland Collarile Luigi;
Une base-données des inventaires de musique, 1500–1800 Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 10.12.2010 Poitiers, France Bacciagaluppi Claudio;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: radio, television Interview with Luigi Collarile RSI2 Italian-speaking Switzerland 2013

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
124416 Musical Repertoire in Swiss Collegiate and Monastic Churches: the Beromünster ‘Bonus ordo’ and the Einsiedeln ‘Kapellmeisterbuch’ 01.04.2009 Project funding (Div. I-III)
63569 Musique baroque à Rome: étude historique, documentaire et philologique des sources. 01.11.2001 Project funding (Div. I-III)
139521 Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) - Arbeitsstelle Schweiz des RISM 01.01.2012 Research Infrastructure
122191 Musique des Monastères Suisses - Musik aus Schweizer Klöstern 01.10.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)
143566 Liedflugschriften in der Alten Eidgenossenschaft, 1500-1800: Ein musikalisches Massenkommunikationsmittel 01.11.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)
140542 Klingendes Selbstbild und "Schweizer Töne": Musik als Mittel schweizerischer Identitätsstiftung im 19. Jahrhundert 01.01.2013 Project funding (Div. I-III)
146492 A Musical Pathway to Toleration. The Sacred Repertoire of Music Societies in Seventeenth-Century Switzerland 01.04.2013 International short research visits
137451 Musica nelle istituzioni religiose femminili a Napoli (1650-1750) 01.11.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The present project seeks to highlight the production, circulation and reception of the Catholic musical repertoire in Switzerland and the Alpine region from the beginning of the print age until the end of the ancien régime (1500-1800). In doing so, methodological tools will be developed that may in future be extended to other areas of Europe.The following hypotheses are at the core of the project. Private printing entreprises in Switzerland showed a varied picture that had discontinuous but international impact. Music printing was, on the other hand, often directly sponsored by the church authority. Switzerland and the Alpine region represented a privileged point of interchange between the repertoire of (Northern) Italy and the German-speaking world. Specific networks of exchange arose in connection with the study voyages of the clerics, and most importantly between different houses of the same order. In Protestant circles, private ownership and librarian trade were the principal means of transmission. The usage of the music depended on its adaptability to functional-liturgical contexts that often showed a markedly local character. Due to the proximity of different confessions in the Confederation, there was also a Protestant reception of Catholic sacred music. The present project is a contribution to recent revisions of music historiography, which had up to now uncritically reflected national and confessional differences.Particular stress is laid on methodology and on data exchange capabilities. The different research threads all start from the study of musical sources. Research will not be limited to extant sources, however, but extended to lost prints documented in historical inventories of music collections. Archival documents will also be examined concerning the modes of transmission and reception of the sacred repertoire. For data collection, two databases will be developed in collaboration with the Swiss office of the ‘Répertoire International des Sources Musicales’ (RISM). The first will provide a database of ‘Printed Sacred Music in Europe, 1500-1800’. This will comprise the data collected in the still ongoing project ‘Bibliografia della musica sacra pubblicata in Italia fra il 1500 e il 1725 circa’ (Venice, Fondazione Cini). The 34 editions now preserved with Catholic music, published in Switzerland up to 1800, and the 174 editions with comparable repertoire circulated in the Alpine region, will be inserted in the database. The second database, the ‘Music inventories’ database, already extant as a prototype (see SNSF project 100012_124415), will collect data from other music inventories from church institutions of the Alpine region, e.g. St. Urban (CH), Feldkrich (A) and Meran (I). Swiss music prints in Swiss libraries will be digitised. The music of some of the sources will be transcribed, applying and enhancing the performance of Aruspix, a new software application developed by the University of Geneva and McGill University (Montreal) that facilitates philological work on early typographical music prints. Two monographs (the first on the production, circulation and reception of Catholic repertoire, the second with case studies on Swiss music printers) will present the results of research. The collected data will be published online. The two databases and all transcriptions will be published in collaboration with the Swiss RISM Office (www.rism-ch.ch). As for the digitised music prints, the aim is to publish the images on the e-rara platform (www.e-rara.ch).
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