Manuscripts, Music, Machaut

Essays in Honor of Lawrence Earp

Auteur(s): Jared C. Hartt , Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel , Benjamin Albritton (eds)

Date de parution: 9 December 2022

ISBN: 978-2-503-60299-8

Lien vers l'éditeur: 
Brepols, « Épitome Musical », n°112


This multidisciplinary volume celebrates the influential scholarship and career of Lawrence Earp through fresh and innovative contributions in musicology, codicology, art history, theater and literary studies, bibliography, and historiography, written by twenty-seven leading scholars in their respective fields.

This multidisciplinary volume celebrates the scholarship and career of Lawrence Earp, whose work has profoundly shaped the fields of Machaut studies, musicology, codicology, and fourteenth-century studies in general. For over four decades, Earp’s meticulous scholarship and generosity in collaboration have been a constant inspiration for medieval scholars, students, and colleagues alike. The twenty-six innovative essays herein gratefully acknowledge his influence and showcase a variety of fresh approaches. Recognizing both the breadth and depth of Earp’s work, the sections of this book are devoted to bibliography, historiography, literature, art history, and several musicological topics. Many of the chapters focus on the oeuvre of Guillaume de Machaut, but readers will also find explorations on Hildegard of Bingen, Philippe de Vitry, child performers in medieval theater, notation, genre, motets from the late thirteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, and polyphony in Italy and England. Made possible by Earp’s foundational and guiding work, this amply illustrated volume invites future interdisciplinary research.


Jared C. Hartt (Professor of Music Theory at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music). His recent publications include a co-edited volume, Poetry, Art, and Music in Guillaume de Machaut’s Earliest Manuscript (BnF fr. 1586) and a co-authored monograph, The Dorset Rotulus.

Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel (Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Central Lancashire). She is an editor for the new edition of the complete works of Guillaume de Machaut and has published on digital pedagogy and citational practices in medieval culture.

Benjamin L. Albritton (Rare Books Curator at Stanford Libraries). He has published on the music and poetry of Guillaume de Machaut, fragmentology, and the application of digital methodologies in medieval studies.