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Les réseaux d'Alcuin et la formation d'une culture européenne

De Tours à Rome : le corpus musical martinien au temps d’Alcuin

Jean-François Goudesenne
p. 371-385

Abstracts

Although a treatise De Musica now lost could have been written by him, Alcuin is not so directly associated with musical composition and not easily involved for musicologists in History of music in the Carolingian era, as could be authors from the next generation, for example Amalaire of Metz or Hilduin. The magister wrote mainly and first of all works strictly devoted to Liturgy. Nevertheless, one of his hagiographical works concerning the patron saint of the major Monastery where Charlemagne placed him abbot at the end of his life, yet discussed for its authenticity, offers mostly important points about datation of the St. Martin’s Office and overall, gives an interessant point of view concerning what Willy Apel called “the central problem of Gregorian chant”: romanisation of liturgical chant traditions through the Empire during the 8th century and the role of Carolingian kings in the complex dialectic between Rome and Gaul during High Middle Ages.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Jean-François Goudesenne, « De Tours à Rome : le corpus musical martinien au temps d’Alcuin », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 111-3 | 2004, 371-385.

Electronic reference

Jean-François Goudesenne, « De Tours à Rome : le corpus musical martinien au temps d’Alcuin », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest [Online], 111-3 | 2004, Online since 20 September 2006, connection on 20 September 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abpo/1259 ; DOI : 10.4000/abpo.1259

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Jean-François Goudesenne

Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Section de musicologie

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© Presses universitaires de Rennes

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