New book by Susan Weiss Reply

Susan Weiss is one of three editors of Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, recently published by Indiana University Press. Weiss also wrote the chapter in the book: “Vandals, Students, or Scholars? Handwritten Clues in Renaissance Music Textbooks.” She will talk about and sign copies of the book on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm in Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Library.

Music of the War of 1812 Reply

Musicology faculty member David Hildebrand is working on a new CD/music book set, tentatively entitled Music of the War of 1812 in America, which involves ballads, patriotic songs, marches, and dance tunes, many directly related to Baltimore and the greater Chesapeake region. This project carefully conveys the true story of the many parodies of To Anacreon in Heaven. Some people still think Francis Scott Key wrote a “poem” later set to music, but Hildebrand proves otherwise; he maintains that Key wrote lyrics to a melody used and re-used for patriotic purposes for decades preceding the bombardment of Ft. McHenry.

Conference papers Reply

Musicology faculty member Susan Weiss gave a paper at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference at Royal Holloway college in the U.K., and at the Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Earlier in the semester, Weiss travelled to Munich to give a paper and workshop at the Collaborative Research Center at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.