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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2021) 74 (1): 91–156.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Mary Channen Caldwell This article explores a practice in evidence across Europe from the twelfth to the nineteenth century involving the singing of a brief refrain within sacred Latin songs and hymns. Tracing the circulation of the two-part refrain “Fulget dies … Fulget dies ista” across multiple...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2019) 72 (2): 431–492.
Published: 01 August 2019
... liber organi were adopted in motets on account of their brevity and simplicity, characteristics that enabled their combination with upper-voice song forms and refrain quotations. Demonstrating a preference for short and simple tenors within the earliest layers of the motet repertoire, I trace...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2017) 70 (3): 583–616.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., their liturgical tenor, the technique of contrafacture, the chanson pieuse , and the intertextual refrain repertory. The two motets constitute a medieval exploration of the boundary between seduction and rape, and the spiritual consequences of its transgression. Having placed the story told by the motets...