Musical Manuscripts and their Legacies: A Symposium in Honour of Jane Morlet Hardie

14 June 2013 at Level 2, Seminar Room, Fisher Library, University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)

Convened by Alan Maddox and Kathleen Nelson (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney).

Manuscripts of different sorts and from different parts of Europe (ca. 1450 to ca. 1750) offer their students a great and varied legacy of musical knowledge and inspiration. Symposium papers will present a range of examples of that legacy, speakers presenting results of research into or connected with musical manuscripts of a variety of types.

The Symposium is held in honour of Dr Jane Morlet Hardie, a leading Australian musicologist in the field of renaissance and early modern music manuscript studies. Dr Hardie is known to many former and current Conservatorium staff and students having been a member of the Musicology Unit staff at the Conservatorium during the 1980s and 1990s. Based now in the University of Sydney’s Medieval and Early Modern Centre, her research focusses on liturgical music manuscripts of Spanish origin owned by the University of Sydney Library.


Time Activity
9.30am Welcome
10am Keynote address

Professor Maricarmen Gómez, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
A medieval tradition in the 21st century. The case of the Song of the Sibyl

11am to 12.30pm Legacies from 18th-century manuscripts
11am Janice Stockigt, FAHA (University of Melbourne)
Reformation versus Counter-Reformation: The establishment of a Catholic Cemetery in Dresden 1724
11.30am Samantha Owens, FAHA (University of Queensland)
John Sigismond Cousser’s ‘collection of fine music’: Evidence of a pan-European repertory in London and Dublin, 1704–1727
12pm Alan Maddox (SCM, University of Sydney)
On the trail of F.A. Calegari’s mysterious passion setting of 1718
12.30pm Break
 2pm to 5pm Spanish musical legacies in the contemporary world
2pm Kathleen Nelson and Simon Polson (SCM, University of Sydney)
Introducing University of Sydney RB Add. 376 MS 376
2.30pm John Griffiths, FAHA (Monash University and University of Melbourne)
The Changing Sound of the Vihuela
3pm Break
3.30pm Keynote address

Jane Morlet Hardie, FAHA (MEMC, University of Sydney)
Decorative Traditions in Spanish Cantorales of the Long Sixteenth Century: Juan de Yciar and Some Manuscripts from the Sydney University Collection

4.20pm to 5pm Manuscript viewing and Close (Rare Books Library)


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This Symposium is supported by the University Library, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Collaborative Research Scheme project “Putting Periodization to use: Exploring the Limits of Early Modernity.”