Med-Ren 2014

Med-Ren 2014 Birmingham

Med-Ren 2014 · 42nd Medieval-Renaissance Music Conference

Department of Music · University of Birmingham (UK)

Palma Choralis® · Research Group
Marcello Mazzetti
Livio Ticli


We are pleased to announce we are participating in the Med-Ren 2014 as delegates, presenting a paper entitled “Reconsidering Floriano Canale’s works and the role of Canons Regular in the late Renaissance”.

Carrying out research on the Congregation of Ss. Salvatore’s Canons Regular as you may find on our project Canons Regular Music and Liturgy (included in the Main Research Area Italian Sacred Music) and the first results will be presented during the conference. 


Med-Ren 2014 Abstract«It has been 30 years since our late lamented Oscar Mischiati highlighted in his studies the importance of carrying on with research on music and musical context of Ss. Salvatore’s Canons Regular. Responding to his invitation, our paper aims to: 1.1) Fill the still existing bio- and bibliographical gap (e.g. the Venetian period of education between 1559 and 1563) about the multifaceted figure of Floriano Canale (1541?-1616) – wrongly considered secondary relative to his contemporaries from Brescia and known almost exclusively from his instrumental work Canzoni da sonare a 4, et 8 voci; 1.2) Analyze F. Canale’s motet-production paying particular attention to textual, stylistic and liturgical peculiarities of Sacrae Cantiones quatuor vocibus decantandae (1581) and performance practice issues with relation to first motet collections with Bassus pro organo; 2) In the light of Canons Regular patronage, so evident in the mid-16th cent. Venice – reconsider the figure of F. Canale and other musicians …» [...] Read more!


In cooperation with Chiesa di S. Giovanni Evangelista (Brescia, Italy), Centro Culturale “Il Chiostro”.


PROGRAM · http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-artslaw/music/medren-2014-programme.pdf

INFO · http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/music/events/2014/medren-2014.aspx



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