Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Motet Cycles in the Late Fifteenth / Early Sixteenth Century: Function, Performance, and Compositional Design in the Context of Musico-Liturgical and Devotional Practices

In autumn 2014, a three-year project on motet cycles headed by Agnese Pavanello will start at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In addition to the ascertainment of motet cycles between 1470 and 1520, research will be undertaken on the textual-literary tradition and liturgical context as well as the musical arrangement and stylistic characterization of motet cycles that shall contribute to the question of the original idea of cyclicity in the field of motet compositions. The experimental reproduction of the repertoire's tonal performance will complete the research project. In the context of this project, a study day for students and all persons interested will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
Duration: September 2014 - August 2017
Project team: Dr. Agnese Pavanello (lead), Prof. Dr. Felix Diergarten, Dr. Daniele Filippi, Marie Verstraete M.A., Prof. Dominique Vellard