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100 1  Lee-De Amici, Beth Anne 
245 10 Ad sustentacionem fidei Christiani: Sacred music and 
       ceremony in medieval Oxford 
300    258 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 60-
       07, Section: A, page: 2281 
500    Supervisor: Lawrence F. Bernstein 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1999 
520    New documentary evidence from the archives of four Oxford 
       colleges (Merton, New College, All Souls, and Magdalen) 
       supports two interrelated theses: first, that the colleges
       were essentially religious foundations; second, that the 
       colleges and their chapels operated within a system of 
       spiritual and temporal exchange that directly affected and
       informed their performance of religious rite and 
       production of sacred music 
520    Acknowledging the religious nature of the colleges demands
       a revision of modern perceptions of the relationships 
       between the colleges and their choirs. Evidence from 
       college accounts rolls, statutes, and episcopal records 
       dating from 1400 to 1550 shows that the members of the 
       academic colleges frequently participated in chapel 
       services as ministers and musicians alongside the 
       chaplains, clerks, and choristers. Recognizing the fellows
       and scholars as active performers of sacred music and 
       ceremony highlights the integration of the religious and 
       educational functions of the colleges and permits a 
       reassessment of aspects of musical performance practice at
       the medieval university. The first two sections of the 
       dissertation address these issues in detailed histories of
       the chapels at Merton and All Souls and through a survey 
       of statutes and other documents related to the conduct of 
       religious services at all four colleges in general 
520    Sacred rite not only affected the spiritual lives of the 
       fellows, scholars and chapel staff; it also was an 
       important factor in the economic and political well-being 
       of the colleges. As religious corporations, these 
       foundations often used the liturgy and its music as a 
       medium of exchange and a means to establish and maintain 
       their status within a wider community. Drawing on evidence
       from college accounts rolls, benefaction charters, and 
       estates records, the third and final section of the 
       dissertation discusses instances of such exchange and 
       demonstrates their relevance to the practice of sacred 
       music in the academic colleges 
520    By combining a broad interpretive approach to the archival
       documents with an in-depth examination of the foundations 
       that were the source of employment for musicians, this 
       study increases our understanding of the place of sacred 
       music in the academic colleges in Oxford before the 
590    School code: 0175 
650  4 History, European 
650  4 Music 
650  4 History, Medieval 
690    0335 
690    0413 
690    0581 
710 2  University of Pennsylvania 
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