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Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2019). Divided but united: the Birgittine double abbey liturgy. In: 47th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2019 (MedRen): Basel, 3 to 6 July 2019. Program. Paper presented at 47th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2019 (MedRen). Basel, 3 to 6 July 2019 (pp. 60-60). University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divided but united: the Birgittine double abbey liturgy
2019 (English)In: 47th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2019 (MedRen): Basel, 3 to 6 July 2019. Program, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland , 2019, p. 60-60Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Birgittine Order, founded by St Birgitta of Sweden in the 14th century, was organized in double abbeys ideally consisting of 60 sisters and 13 brothers. This had far-reaching consequences for the organisation of their liturgy, which was defined by Birgitta’s authority as expressed in her revelations and her rule. The reasons for the double-abbey solution were both practical and spiritual, to supply the sisters with confessors and priests but also to complement the sisters’ Marian observance with the brother’s diocesan liturgy. Thus the liturgical unity of Birgittine spirituality could be maintained while observing the liturgical year. This paper explores the use at the mother abbey Vadstena in Sweden in the 15th century, focusing on the Friday Sext.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, 2019
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89880 (URN)
Conference
47th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2019 (MedRen). Basel, 3 to 6 July 2019
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved
Bygdéus, P. & Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2019). Legitimitet och närvaro i klostersång. In: Musikforskning idag 2019, Göteborgs universitet, 12–14 juni 2019: Program och abstrakt. Paper presented at Musikforskning idag 2019, Göteborgs universitet, 12-14 juni 2019 (pp. 12-12). Svenska samfundet för musikforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Legitimitet och närvaro i klostersång
2019 (Swedish)In: Musikforskning idag 2019, Göteborgs universitet, 12–14 juni 2019: Program och abstrakt, Svenska samfundet för musikforskning , 2019, p. 12-12Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

2016 initierades ett samarbete mellan benediktinklostret Mariavall och Bygdéus/Strinnholm Lagergren. De 15 nunnorna önskade förbättra sitt sångsätt och repertoaren önskades få nytt syre, förbättras och arbetas med. I denna presentation demonstreras och presenteras några av de viktigaste resultaten från detta pågående arbete utifrån frågor om förändringsprocess, praktik och repertoar där åhörarna delvis själva får delta. Uppdraget att arbeta med kommuniteten har kommit att paras med ett syfte där Bygdéus/Strinnholm Lagergren studerar hur en sjungande grupp som lever i en avskild miljö förändrar sin sångliga praxis och förändringsprocesser i den. Metoden har bestått i aktivt repetitionsarbete med kommuniteten med efterföljande reflektion, fotodokumentation och portföljskrivning. Projektet är inne på sitt tredje år med besök en gång i halvåret under tre dagar vardera. Portföljskrivning har inneburit att systrarna besvarat samma frågor i slutet av två övningstillfällen per dag under tre dagar. Portföljsvaren är individuella. Systrarnas reflektioner finns insamlat kring de många olika moment, teman och systrarnas individuella uppfattning om det gemensamma arbetet vilka sedan tematiserats. I materialbearbetningen av portföljskrivning blir särskilt följande kategorier tydliga: akustiken och rummet, upplevelsen av gemensam sång, olika attityd till sång innanför och utanför liturgin, förflyttningar, varierande uppställningar och kroppspositioner, lyssnande under sång, samtidighet i sången, rädslor. Repertoarmässigt finns en önskan sedan projektets start att sjunga mer på latin, mer gregorianik, särskilt i mässans inledande sång introitus. Allt eftersom har arbetet även kommit att omfatta andra delar av den liturgiska musiken samt sånger som inte alls används i liturgin men har sociala och sångtekniska aspekter för det individuella såväl som kollektiva arbetet med rösten och sång i grupp. Generellt framträder ett mönster där systrarna vill hitta ett personligt förhållningssätt till en tradition med lång historia utan att förlora sin egen identitet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska samfundet för musikforskning, 2019
Keywords
musiketnologi, gregoriansk sång, liturgisk sång, kloster, fältstudier, portföljmetod
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89879 (URN)
Conference
Musikforskning idag 2019, Göteborgs universitet, 12-14 juni 2019
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved
(2018). Maria! Maria!: 400 Years of Chant in the Birgittine Order. Stockholm: Sterling Records
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maria! Maria!: 400 Years of Chant in the Birgittine Order
2018 (Latin)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Sterling Records, 2018
Keywords
Gregorian chant, Birgittines, St. Birgitta, Cantus Sororum, Office, liturgy
National Category
Music
Research subject
Humanities, Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80516 (URN)
Projects
The transmission of the Cantus Sororum in the Low Countries
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2018). O Birgitta, du som talat med all vishet: Musikens makt i den heliga Birgittas klosterorden. In: Jenny Björkman, Arne Jarrick (Ed.), Musikens makt: RJ:s årsbok 2018 (pp. 145-160). Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Open this publication in new window or tab >>O Birgitta, du som talat med all vishet: Musikens makt i den heliga Birgittas klosterorden
2018 (Swedish)In: Musikens makt: RJ:s årsbok 2018 / [ed] Jenny Björkman, Arne Jarrick, Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond , 2018, p. 145-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Musiken spelade en avgörande roll för hur Birgittaklostren kom att organiseras och fortleva. Inte minst var sången viktig för att genom århundradena bevara arvet av Birgitta själv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2018
Series
RJ:s årsbok ; 2018
Keywords
birgittinorden, heliga Birgitta, Cantus sororum, suffragia, Cantus Sororum, antifon, auktoritet, identitet
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80515 (URN)9789170612558 (ISBN)978-91-7061-755-3 (ISBN)
Projects
The Musical World of the Birgittine Order – A comparative study of four Birgittine abbeys
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2018). Remembering Birgitta with music. In: Presented at the International Medieval Congress 2018, Leeds, 2-5 July: Special Thematic Strand: ‘Memory’. Paper presented at International Medieval Congress 2018, Leeds, 2-5 July. Special Thematic Strand: ‘Memory’. Leeds: University of Leeds
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Remembering Birgitta with music
2018 (English)In: Presented at the International Medieval Congress 2018, Leeds, 2-5 July: Special Thematic Strand: ‘Memory’, Leeds: University of Leeds , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leeds: University of Leeds, 2018
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80518 (URN)
Conference
International Medieval Congress 2018, Leeds, 2-5 July. Special Thematic Strand: ‘Memory’
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2018). The Invitatory antiphons in Cantus sororum: A unique repertoire in a world of standard chant. Plainsong and Medieval Music, 27(2), 121-142
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Invitatory antiphons in Cantus sororum: A unique repertoire in a world of standard chant
2018 (English)In: Plainsong and Medieval Music, ISSN 0961-1371, E-ISSN 1474-0087, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 121-142Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This is the first study to examine the seven invitatory antiphons of the Birgittine weekly Office, the Cantus sororum, offering complete transcriptions of the melodies and texts. An important general finding is that these invitatories share many melodic similarities with great responsories, but on a more detailed level this article investigates precisely how these chants relate to known models, both complete melodies as well as individual melodic motives. Four patterns of composition among the Cantus sororum invitatories emerge: (1) unique texts may be combined with melodies that resemble other known chants outside the Cantus sororum; (2) texts and melodies that resemble other variants outside the Cantus sororummay be combined in new ways; (3) both text and melody are unknown outside the Cantus sororum. Overall, these invitatory antiphons, like the rest of the Cantus sororum, represent creative work with existing melodies and texts, including reworkings, borrowings and consistent use of melodic motifs, comprising a significant part of a repertoire at once distinctly Birgittine in character and yet conforming to the common stock of Gregorian Chant. Melodic correspondences within the Cantus sororum as well as in the Birgittine Mass repertoire thus afford an interesting perspective on a soundscape in which the Birgittines functioned and where, through music, their identity was created and maintained.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
Keywords
St. Birgitta, Birgittine Order, Office, invitatory, antiphon, Cantus Sororum
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80514 (URN)10.1017/S0961137118000086 (DOI)000456819700002 ()2-s2.0-85055585754 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2018). The Invitatory Antiphons in the Birgittine Office Cantus sororum. In: Abstracts, Cantus Planus 2018: August 7-12 – Linnaeus University, Växjö. Paper presented at Cantus Planus 2018, August 7-12 – Linnaeus University, Växjö (pp. 34-34). Kalmar & Växjö: Linnaeus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Invitatory Antiphons in the Birgittine Office Cantus sororum
2018 (English)In: Abstracts, Cantus Planus 2018: August 7-12 – Linnaeus University, Växjö, Kalmar & Växjö: Linnaeus University , 2018, p. 34-34Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an investigation of the seven invitatory antiphons in the Birgittine sisters’ weekly office, the Cantus sororum (CS). This is not only the first study if these chants, but also an attempt at suggesting a method for studying melodies and texts separately in order to uncover how they were composed. These antiphons have been analyzed using sources from ca. 1500 from the Birgittine abbey Mariënwater in the Netherlands. Just like other already studied repertoires in CS, the invitatories are a mix of borrowings, adaptations, and unica, but this study offers in-depth analyses of how this was done. By this new patterns in the compilation of CS have been discerned. The following strategies were uncovered:

  • Unique texts combined with melodies resembling known melodies outside CS.
  • Texts and melodies resembling variants outside CS but combined in a new way.
  • Both text and melody unknown outside CS.
  • From other sources known texts and melodies combined in a new way.

This analysis has allowed for a better picture of how borrowings and adaptations have been combined into new combinations where also the Treitlerian idea of pitch groups has been considered. The paper demonstrates how these four strategies were used and how new invitatories were created for the Birgittine sisters, whereas earlier research has emphasized the Birgittine’s dependence on previously existing materials.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar & Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2018
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80519 (URN)
Conference
Cantus Planus 2018, August 7-12 – Linnaeus University, Växjö
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2018). The Torstuna Missal: A New Source to Dominican Chant. In: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, MedRen 2018, Maynooth: . Paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, MedRen 2018, Maynooth. Maynooth: Maynooth University, Department of Music
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Torstuna Missal: A New Source to Dominican Chant
2018 (English)In: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, MedRen 2018, Maynooth, Maynooth: Maynooth University, Department of Music , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maynooth: Maynooth University, Department of Music, 2018
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80517 (URN)
Conference
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, MedRen 2018, Maynooth
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2017). A reformed Cantus Sororum in Maria Refugie around 1800. In: Elin Andersson, Claes Gejrot, E. A. Jones, Mia Åkerstam (Ed.), Continuity and change: papers from the Birgitta Conference at Dartington 2015 (pp. 325-337). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A reformed Cantus Sororum in Maria Refugie around 1800
2017 (English)In: Continuity and change: papers from the Birgitta Conference at Dartington 2015 / [ed] Elin Andersson, Claes Gejrot, E. A. Jones, Mia Åkerstam, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2017, p. 325-337Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2017
Series
Konferenser / Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien, ISSN 0348-1433 ; 93
Keywords
Birgittine Oder, Gregorian chant, Maria Refugie, Cantus sororum, Divine Office, transmission, adaption
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73309 (URN)978-91-7402-449-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-23 Created: 2018-04-23 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Strinnholm Lagergren, K. (2017). Placing the Torstuna Missal in the Dominican Sphere. In: Gunilla Björkvall, Olle Ferm, Mia Åkestam (Ed.), The Torstuna Missal: A Dominican manuscript produced in 14th century France and its fate in Sweden (pp. 15-18). Stockholm: Riksarkivet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Placing the Torstuna Missal in the Dominican Sphere
2017 (English)In: The Torstuna Missal: A Dominican manuscript produced in 14th century France and its fate in Sweden / [ed] Gunilla Björkvall, Olle Ferm, Mia Åkestam, Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 2017, p. 15-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 2017
Series
Runica et mediævalia. Facsimilia ; 1
Keywords
Dominicans, Gregorian chant, Torstuna, Missal, fragment, middle ages
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72639 (URN)978-91-88568-69-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-12 Created: 2018-04-12 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
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