Volume 3, no. 1: Fall, 1996 / Editor: William Summers / Webmaster: Michael O'Connor

Editor's Note:

The Special Study Session of the International Hispanic Music Study Group that will take place on Friday, 8 November, 1996, at the Omni Hotel, Baltimore, will be in honor of Robert Snow. We will gather to celebrate the recent publication of his volume, A New-World Collection of Polyphony for Holy Week and the Salve Service, the announcement of a Festschrift in his honor, his seventieth birthday and his retirement from the Faculty of Music, University of Texas at Austin. This edition of the Newsletter will be devoted to a preview of this Special Study Session, its conveners and participants.

It is also the Editor's fond responsibility to take this opportunity to offer profound thanks to David Crawford, Grayson Wagstaff, José López-Calo, Bonnie Blackburn, Jane Hardie and Catherine Pickar for participating in this Special Session. The profession of musicology has rare enough moments to honor its members who have made lasting contributions, especially those who study Hispanic music.

During this particular Special Session, we will be presented with a rare moment not only to assess the state of research on Hispanic music and its worldwide dissemination from three very different vantage points, but we will also be able to ponder and savor the profound positive effects of cooperative collaboration across disciplines and across geographical boundaries .

The Baltimore Special Study Session marks a high water mark in the growing communication fostered through the auspices of the Study Group. It also demonstrates the far-reaching abilities of this community of scholars, which convened for the first time only in 1993 in Montreal, Canada. At that time it would have been virtually impossible for most of us to imagine a Study Session that would involve participants from three continents, a true diversity of scholarly generations, a celebration in honor of a remarkable scholarly career and a performance reconstruction of one of the most important and widely disseminated devotional services, performed by a leading university choral ensemble.

In the end, though, it is individuals and their dedication to scholarship and performance which make our profession exciting, rewarding and challenging. It is never enough to say thanks, but in the face of such unselfish dedication to the study of Hispanic music, one can only offer this simple gesture. My profound thanks to all who have contributed to the success of this Study Session, David Crawford, Grayson Wagstaff, José López-Calo, Bonnie Blackburn, Jane Hardie, Catherine Pickar, Susan Weiss and most importantly, Robert J. Snow.

[The reviews scheduled for publication in this issue will appear in a double review issue, Volume 3, no. 2.]

A New-World Collection of Polyphony for Holy Week and the Salve Service: Guatemala City, Cathedral Archive, Music MS 4.
Edited with an introduction by Robert J. Snow. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996. 1 score 

(xi, 475 p.): facsimiles; 32 cm.: Monuments of Renaissance Music ; volume. 9.


Special Study Session Program 
American Musicological Society National Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, Friday, November 6, 1996

The Co-Chairs for this Special Study Session of the IHMSG are Professor David Crawford, University of Michigan, and Professor Grayson Wagstaff, Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to being the Editor and Assistant Editor of the forthcoming Robert J. Snow Festschrift (see story below), both David and Grayson agreed to organize this Special Session, which they have done with consummate skill. Their labors have brought about a remarkable fusion of international scholarly contributions and an unprecedented musical performance.

Through David's kind offices we will have the opportunity to hear for the first time a performance of a Salve Service as it was celebrated in Guatemala Cathedral in the seventeenth century. Not only was this service a regular devotional undertaking in Spanish churches, but it also was a ubiquitous service found throughout the Spanish Colonial Empire.

Performing the Salve Service in Baltimore will be Professor Catherine Pickar and the George Washington University Lassus Singers. More can be found below about Professor Pikar and the Lassus Singers. Their appearance during the Study Session brings an important new dimension not only to the work of the Study Group and this Study Session, but also to the National Meeting of the American Musicological Society.

Working closely with Professor Snow, Professor Pickar will be able to present both polyphonic and monophonic music for this devotional service. This is the first time that a Salve Service has been undertaken at an AMS National Meeting during the seventy years of its existence. The performance represents a landmark of cooperation between scholars and performers, and may also turn out to be one of the shortest intervals separating a performance from the release of a scholarly edition.

In addition to the performance of the Salve Service, Professor Dr. José López-Calo, S. J., Dr. Bonnie Blackburn and Dr. Jane Hardie, will be making presentations during the meeting. Fr. López-Calo will speak on the current state of musicological research in Spain, Dr. Blackburn will discuss the role of editions and editing in musicology and Dr. Hardie will discuss regional chant dialects in Spanish settings of the Lamentations . The Special Session will conclude with a no-host cocktail reception. 

Dr. López-Calo's recent publications include:
·Historia de la música española .

·Los instrumentos del Portico de la Gloria : su
reconstruccíon y la música de su tiempo [Santiago de Compostela].

·La música en la Catedral de Segovia.
·Catalogo del Archivo de Música de la Capilla Real de Granada.
·Documentario musical de la Cátedral de Segovia.
·Obras musicales de Juan Montes.

Dr. Bonnie Blackburn is the Editor of the University of Chicago's Monuments of Renaissance Music Series. Her publications include:

·A Correspondence of Renaissance musicians..
·Musica e cultura nel Settecento europeo. [Music & culture in eighteenth-century Europe]: a source book.
·The Lupus problem .

·Music for Treviso Cathedral in the late sixteenth century : a reconstruction of the lost manuscripts 29 and 30.

·Nuper rosarum flores / Guillaume Dufay.
·Johannis Lupi opera omnia.

Dr. Jane Hardie is a member of the Faculty of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her publications include:

·The motets of Francisco De Peñalosa and their manuscript sources.
·Collected works of Francisco de Peñalosa.

Professor Catherine Pickar, a native of Harlan County, Kentucky, is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She joined the GWU faculty in 1982. Her post-graduate studies include the Carnegie Professional Training Program at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the baton of Robert Shaw, as well as private score study with Margaret Hillis, and further conducting studies with Sara Holroyd, Joseph Flummerfelt and Lorna Cooke da Varon.

Professor Pickar has toured throughout the United States and Europe with her choral ensembles, one of which was selected to perform a concert in the 1994 Florence Summer Music Festival in Palazzo Vecchio's Hall of 500 in Florence, Italy. Another was selected to perform for the Eastern Regional American Choral Directors Convention in 1984. In addition to her choral conducting, Catherine Pickar is Editor of WOMEN AND MUSIC: A JOURNAL OF GENDER AND CULTURE, the refereed journal of the International Alliance for Women and Music. She has received grants from The American Association of University Women and The Center for Washington Area Studies. In addition, she received a Junior Scholar Incentive Grant for a cycle of five choral arrangements, APPALACHIAN WINDOW. Professor Pickar is a

member of The American Musicological Society, The American Choral Directors Association, International Alliance for Women in Music, the Sonneck Society, and the College Music Society. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, David, and their two daughters, Bess and Cryssie.

The George Washington University Lassus Singers, Catherine Pickar, Director
 Sasha Kennison  Angela Aki
 Kerry Barnhart  Hisano Kajiwara
Vickey Maier  Steve Honley
 Danny Reed  Rachel Kaufman
 Alyssa Long  Gideon Zelermyer
 Adam Hall  Antonio de Guzman*
 Heath Einstein  John Hetherington
 Jason Gambach  Stephen Hellman
 Marc Kaplan  [*student director]

Encomium musicae: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Snow

David Crawford, Editor
G. Grayson Wagstaff, Assistant Editor



The Expanding Latin American Musicological Horizon
Robert Stevenson

Renaissance, Post-Renaissance, and Progressive: Some Issues of Style in the Sacred Polyphony of Seventeenth-Century Mexico
Lester D. Brothers

Cross-Cultural Repertoires and the Politics of Music in Renaissance Goa
Victor Anand Coelho

Rediscovered Works of Philippe Rogier in Spanish and Mexican Instrumental Manuscripts
Douglas Kirk

Cristóbal de Morales' Circumdederunt me, an Alternate Invitatory for Matins for the Dead, and Music for 
Charles V

G. Grayson Wagstaff

Manuel de Sumaya: Reexamining the a Cappella Choral Music of a Mexican Master
Craig Russell

The Misa Viscaína: An Eighteenth-century Musical Odyssey to Alta California
William J. Summers

A propósito de los cincueta años de la Revista Musical Chilena: algunas reflexiones sobrelos horizontes musicológico de Chile y América Latina
Luis Merino


Early Cistercian Polyphony: A Newly-Discovered Source
Manuel Pedro Ferreira

Two Twelfth-Century Fragments in Zamora: Representatives of a Period of Transition
Kathleen E. Nelson

Organería Medieval en Aragón
Pedro Calahorra

The Church Music of Fifteenth-Century Spain: A Handlist
Kenneth Kreitner

Juan de Anchieta (ca. 1462-1523) y los Salmos de 'CMV'
Dionisio Preciado

Francesco de Peñalosa: New Works Lost and Found
Tess Knighton

Phantom Attributions or new Works by Antoine Brumel in an Iberian Manuscript
Emilio Ros-Fábregas

Mudarra's Instrumental Glosas: Imitation and Homage in a Spanish Style
Deborah Lawrence

The Transmission of Secular Polyphony in Renaissance Spain, Estaban Daza, and Rodrigo de Ceballos
John Griffiths

"Wanted, one Maestro de Capilla:" A Sixteenth-Century Job Description
Jane Hardie

Music in the Holy Week Liturgy in the Sixteenth Century: A Study of the Single-Composer Prints
Eugene Casjen Cramer

Music in the House of the Third Duke of Béjar: ca. 1520-1544
Eleanor Russell (posthumous)

·A Northern Choirbook in Portugal: The Provenance of Coimbra, Biblioteca Geral de Universidade, MM2
Owen Rees

Patronazago Musical en la Capilla Real de Granada durante el siglo XVI.
1. Los Musicos Prebendados

Juan Ruiz Jiménez

Multiple Settings of the Salve Regina Antiphon: Tomás Luis de Victoria's Contribution to the Renaissance Veneration of the Virgin Mary
Lucy Hruza

Un impreso perdido: el Libro de Misas, magnificats, y motetes de Diego de Bruceña (Salamanca: Susana Muñoz, (1620)
Alejandro Iglesias

Los Motetes de Miguel de Irízar
José López-Calo

Dulcisimo Dueño by Sebastián Durón: A "Poster Child" for the Baroque Villancico
Paul R. Laird

Writing Opera in Nineteenth-Century Portugal: Francisco de Sá Noronha and L'Arco de sant'Anna
Luís Cymbron

Spanish Folk Modes and Their Transformations in the Music of Early Twentieth-Century Spanish Composers
Elliot Antokoletz


Sobre el Discanto y el "repertorio Polifonico de Notre Dame de Paris", Siglos XII y XIII
Ismael Fernández de la Cuesta

Exotismo y alteridad en la música europea: "arabismos musicales", arte y ciencia
Reynaldo Fernández Manzano

Intervallic and Cantus Firmus Treatment in Late Fauxbourdon and Faburdon
Ernest Trumble

The Virgin in the Sun: Music and Image for a Prayer Attributed to Sixtus IV
Bonnie J. Blackburn

Thomas Crecquillon and the Chanson Cycle
Laura Youens

Palestrina's Magnificats: A Brief Survey
Jeffrey G. Kurtzman

Handel as Victim: Composer-Publisher Relations and the Discourse of Musicology
David Hunter

Bringing Sidney's Sundogs to Light
Vivian Ramalingam

The Romanov Family's Patronage of Music, 1820-1880
Anne Swarz

Is Female to Male as Postmodern is to Modern? Implications for a New Ethno/Musicology
Ellen Koskoff

1997 Study Session, Pheonix, Arizona.

Professor Carol A. Hess, Department of Music, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 43402, will be organizing and chairing the Study Session to take place during the National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pheonix, 30 October- 1 November, 1997. Those interested in participating in the Study Session should contact Professor Hess before January 1, 1997, at Bowling Green State University, (419-372-2181) or via e-mail:




Please note that the change of location for the Special Study Session on the enclosed preliminary program. Because of this change of location we will not hold the no-host cocktail hour scheduled to follow the Special Study Session.


Jonathan Glixon, University of Kentucky, School of Music, writes:

I am passing on a request from a colleague of mine here at the University of Kentucky, Joseph Jones of the Spanish Department. The Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (an international conference that has been held here in Lexington each spring for many years) is looking for 20-25 minute papers of a non-technical nature on music inspired by Spanish texts.

They will consider papers on any period or style of music. The conference will be held April 17-19, 1997. Anybody interested should contact Joe Jones at jjones@ukcc.uky.edu Please put Text/music KFLC in the subject.


Miguel Ficher, Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, Boston, 1996, Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Mr. Ficher writes:

My book covers about 1200 composers from all the Latin American countries, South, Central, Mexico, and the Caribbean countries, where Spanish, Portuguese or French are spoken. The book presents at the beginning biographies of the composers (dates of birth and death, education, professional career, bibliography, and list of compositions) in alphabetical order and at the end they are listed by country. The bibliography is extensive.

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Individuals and institutions wishing to participate in the International Hispanic Music Study Group may contact the coordinator at the addresses given below. 

William Summers, Coordinator
Hispanic Music Study Group
Music Department
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755 
U. S. A.
Telephone: (603) 646-3310
e-mail: William.Summers@dartmouth.edu
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