Thursday 11th August 2016
The Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found
A Special Spotlight Talk by Dr Alison Altstatt, Assistant Professor of Musicology & Music History, University of Northern Iowa School of Music.
Dr Alstatt is spending a week conducting her research in the Cathedral library and will refer to manuscripts in the Cathedral library during her talk – we also hope to have these books on view afterwards.
Dr. Alison Altstatt is Assistant Professor of Musicology and Music History at the University of Northern Iowa. Her publications have focused on medieval chant, convent music, twentieth-century manuscript reception, and digital scholarship in chant studies. She has presented her research to the American Musicological Society, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and the Cantus Planus Study Group of the International Musicological Society. Her study on the recovery of the lost manuscript processional of Wilton Abbey appeared in June in Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. She is an active performer of early music, most recently having staged the North American premiere of the Easter play from the Wilton processional at the University of British Columbia in October 2015.