Music, manuscripts and musicians at Toledo Cathedral in the Golden Age (1539-1603)
Dr Noone, Michael John (Principal investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
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and historical; to publish a thorough and complete study of the Toledo manuscripts; to provide editions of important, unpublished works by significant composers workingt Toledo.