Music, manuscripts and musicians at Toledo Cathedral in the Golden Age (1539-1603)


Grant Data
Project Title
Music, manuscripts and musicians at Toledo Cathedral in the Golden Age (1539-1603)
Principal Investigator
Dr Noone, Michael John   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
1996-09-01
Completion Date
1998-08-31
Amount
484000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 401/96H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1996/1997
Status
Completed
Objectives
To construct, from primary sources, biographies of composers and musicians for whom very little information is currently available; to answer specific questions about the ways and contexts within which Spanish Renaissance polyphony was performed at Toledo and elsewhere; to document every significant aspect of the 26 polyphonic manuscript choirbooks at Toledo; to compile a data-base comprising transcriptions of primary source material concerned with the commissioning, copying and production of this set of manuscript choirbooks; to document all known primary source material, both manuscript and printed, relating to the composition and practice of music at Toledo Cathedral; to reconstruct the ways and contexts within whcih music was composed and performed at the Cathedral through close scrutiny of the primary source material, both musical and historical; to publish a thorough and complete study of the Toledo manuscripts; to provide editions of important, unpublished works by significant composers workingt Toledo.