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Thursday 20th March

10:30 Registration

11:30-1:00 Session 1: Mo 8 as Visual Object (Chair, Elizabeth Eva Leach)

Rebecca A. Baltzer (University of Texas at Austin), The Decoration of Montpellier Fascicle 8:  Its Place in the Continuum of Parisian Manuscript Illumination

Alison Stones (University of Pittsburgh), Style and Iconography of Mo, f. 348

Oliver Huck (University of Hamburg), Motet Layouts in late 13th– and early 14th-century Manuscripts

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Session 2: Compilation Contexts and Strategies (Chair, Ardis Butterfield)

Anna Kathryn Grau (DePaul University), Thematic Clusters and Compilational Strategies in Mo 8

Eva M. Maschke (University of Hamburg), Towards a Typology of Opening Pieces: Deus in adiutorium and other Examples

3:00-4:00 Coffee

4:00-5:00 Session 3New Rhythms (Chair, Margaret Bent)

Karen Desmond (University College Cork), Splitting Up: Short and Shorter Notes in Mo 8

David Maw (University of Oxford), The Art of Diminution in Fascicle 8

5:30-6:30 Session 4

Keynote Address—Professor Mark Everist (University of Southampton)

7:00 Informal conference dinner for speakers and chairs

Friday 21st March

9:30-11:00 Session 5: Compositional Process and Analysis (Chair, Warwick Edwards)

Dolores Pesce, Montpellier (Washington University in St. Louis), Fascicle 8 Portare Motets and Tonal Exploration

Jeremy Llewellyn (Schola cantorum Basiliensis), Intertextuality and Textlessness: Perspectives from the Eighth Fascicle of the Montpellier Codex

Solomon Guhl-Miller (Rutgers University), Recomposition or Improvisation: Musical and Notational Variants in Montpellier 8

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30 Session 6: Citation and Intertextuality (Chair, Emma Dillon)

Anne Ibos-Augé (Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne), “[…] Que ne dit ‘cief bien seans’”: Quoting motets in the 8th fascicle of the Montpellier Codex

Geert Jan Kroon (Utrecht University), ‘J’ai fait tout nouveletement Amie’: Intersections of Mo 8 and the Roman de Fauvel

12:30-1:00 Demonstration of New Refrain Database (Mark Everist and Anne Ibos-Augé)    

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Session 6, Music and Text (Chair David Rothenberg)

Margaret Dobby (Université de Poitiers), Relationships Between Text and Music in Some Motets of the Montpellier Codex

Rachel Davies (University of Huddersfield/University of Newcastle), Content, Form, Structure, and Marian Theology in Fascicle 8 Motets

Edward Breen (King’s College London), Thurston Dart’s Stereophonic Test Record

3:30 Coffee and Close