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|Title: ||Music, Choir Books and the Veneration of Saints in the Augustinian Order in Spain, 1667-1735|
|Authors: ||Polson, Simon Gregory|
|Issue Date: ||6-Jun-2016|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney|
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
|Abstract: ||This thesis is a study of three musical and liturgical sources belonging to the Augustinian Order in Spain and its territories in the decades before and after the turn of the eighteenth century. The thesis introduces and describes the three sources—a large, handwritten antiphoner of unknown origins, now in the possession of the University of Sydney (AU-SFL 367), a Manuale Chori (1667) and a Rituale Fratrum (1735)—and introduces them first as musical sources, with discussion of the notation of plainchant in the eighteenth century, and then as sources of liturgy, with discussion of texts, melodies and rubrics for feast days throughout the Roman Catholic Church’s year. The thesis describes lesser-known offices celebrating some saints of the Augustinian Order (St Nicholas of Tolentino, St John of Sahagún, and St Thomas of Villanova), and argues that the Offices of Vespers for these saints are modelled on the Office of Vespers for the Order’s patron, St Augustine. The full repertory of Vespers hymns in the sources is transcribed and concordances with a number of sources of hymnody are provided. A small number of hymns that appear to exist only in Augustinian sources is discussed in detail, as is the Blessing of the Bread of St Nicholas of Tolentino, a liturgical blessing of bread (outside of the eucharist) celebrated by the Augustinians in veneration of their first canonised saint. Appendices provide tables of content for the Manuale Chori and the Rituale Fratrum; a full transcription of the liturgical content of the antiphoner AU-SFL 367; fully-transcribed and notated offices of Vespers for the Augustinian saints, and for the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and transcriptions of content venerating St Nicholas of Tolentino.|
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|Rights and Permissions: ||The author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.|
|Type of Work: ||Masters Thesis|
|Type of Publication: ||Master of Music (Musicology) M.Mus.(Musicology)|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (University of Sydney Access only)|
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