Tonight, Monday, September 28th at 8 in Kulas Hall Oberlin alum Frank Calendaria will present the first lecture in the Musicology Department’s Murphy Colloquium Series. Now a professor at the University of Texas, Calendaria will speak on “The Mystery of the Rosary Candelarias: A Study in Attribution.”
The Rosary Cantorales (Yale Beinecke ms. 710) is a large, handsomely illuminated Kyriale from the early 16c, unusual in preserving a Josquin fragment among the chant material. Its provenance has been unclear until Candelaria’s work a few years ago in an award-winning monograph. Drawing extensively on its iconography, Candelaria has identified its Spanish origins and especially its resonance with the devotional rosary legend of the “Knight of Cologne.” His talk at Oberlin will chronicle the interdisciplinary riches uncovered in studying the history of this important chant book.