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Reconstruction of the Oldest Occitan-Catalan Repertoire

February 17, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Course on applied musicology focused on the restitution of Catalan-Occitan songs.

Dr. Mauricio Molina and Cristina Alís Raurich.

Reconstruction of the music and exploration of performance possibilities for the earliest Occitan-Catalan songs (a selection of some 5 pieces).

1) Musicological approach :

  • transcription of the pieces with musical notation
  • creation of melodies for pieces without melodies (following different possibilities based on intonation formulas)
  • pieces with similar poetic rhythm, etc
  • exploration of performance possibilities (taking into consideration functionality of the pieces, audience, indication in the manuscript, etc…)

This will be done for every piece.

2) Practical approach :

  • proper pronunciation, rhythm, rhetorical delivery, tuning, phrasing, ornamentation, musical instrument accompaniment.
  • For the accompaniment we will have some few instruments available in class : 1 vielle, 1 citole (or guitern), 1 portative organ, 1-2 percussion instruments…

These instruments will be given to those students with some experience.

Registration: contact@cimmedieval.org

Course in English (and French).

Discounts for former students of Medieval Music Besalú.


February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018


Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Montpellier
Espace Archevêché, 22 rue Lallemand, Montpellier, France
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Centre International de Musiques Médiévales de Montpellier – Du ciel aux marges (CIMM)