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Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500

11th-Century Benedicamus Melodies, manuscript source.

Eleventh-Century Benedicamus Melodies. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 887, fol. 156r, detail (Reproduced from BnF Gallica).

How did a single moment in the Western Christian liturgy shape music history? The ritual exclamation Benedicamus Domino was a moment of special musical freedom and experimentation in the period c.1000-1500.

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“Musical and Poetic Creativity for A Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy, c.1000-1500” - is funded by the European Research Council under agreement no. 864174 (ERC Consolidator Grant 2020).

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