The Magnificat: Facets and
Research Paths




             December 16, 2009
              LSC831 Fall 2009
             E...
“The Magnificat is such a beautiful prayer that
the Church uses it every day at Evening
Prayer, in the Liturgy of the Hour...
Subject facets
 Religious Significance
 Criticism, interpretation
 Performances, Performers, Practices
 History and Critic...
General Research Strategies
 Library Catalogs
 Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
 Subject or Composer Bibliographies
 Indexes (...
Special sets or resources

 International Societies
   Musicological Publication of the
   International Bruckner Society ...
Libraries and their Catalogs

 What libraries will you want to check
   Special Collections
   Subject Expertise
 Explore ...
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

 Broad topic coverage
 Begins to familiarize aspects of the
 topic for further study
 Identi...
Bibliographies

 Comprehensive reference tools
 Provide extensive, scholarly
 annotations and descriptions
 May help to br...
Bibliographies-in this project
 Music Reference and Research
 Materials
 The Sources of Polyphonic Magnificat
 and Te Deum...
Bibliographies-in this project
 German Sacred Polyphonic Vocal
 Music between Schütz and Bach
 Sacred Music. Part 1. Hymns...
Indexes: Periodicals, Dissertations

 RILM Abstracts
 JSTOR/Project Muse
 Directory of Open Access Journals
 RISM
 IPM
   ...
Discographies
 Serve a similar function as song indexes
 for score anthologies
 Historical and musicological studies
   Re...
Facets for research:
                             Musicological
             Recordings                      Theological

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The Magnificat: Facets and Research Paths

  1. 1. The Magnificat: Facets and Research Paths December 16, 2009 LSC831 Fall 2009 Elizabeth F. McLean
  2. 2. “The Magnificat is such a beautiful prayer that the Church uses it every day at Evening Prayer, in the Liturgy of the Hours. It perfectly summarizes Mary's faith and trust in God and is also the longest direct quote from any woman in the New Testament. In the Women's Bible Commentary, author Jane Schaberg writes: "The Magnificat is the great New Testament song of liberation—personal and social, moral and economic—a revolutionary document of intense conflict and victory." (McCloskey, 2004. http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/May2004/Wiseman.asp)
  3. 3. Subject facets Religious Significance Criticism, interpretation Performances, Performers, Practices History and Criticism Geographic survey Recital repertoire Instrumental history Monophony, Polyphony Modern forms
  4. 4. General Research Strategies Library Catalogs Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Subject or Composer Bibliographies Indexes (Indices) Dissertations & Theses (EDTs) Discographies, Streaming Audio Services Special Works or Resources
  5. 5. Special sets or resources International Societies Musicological Publication of the International Bruckner Society plus companion score Special Archives & Collections
  6. 6. Libraries and their Catalogs What libraries will you want to check Special Collections Subject Expertise Explore the Catalogs http://libraries.cua.edu/musicoll/index.ht ml http://libraries.cua.edu/relicoll/index.html
  7. 7. Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Broad topic coverage Begins to familiarize aspects of the topic for further study Identifies important and historically valuable sources to consult Used in this project: Grove Music Online Oxford Music Online
  8. 8. Bibliographies Comprehensive reference tools Provide extensive, scholarly annotations and descriptions May help to broaden or narrow scope of project
  9. 9. Bibliographies-in this project Music Reference and Research Materials The Sources of Polyphonic Magnificat and Te Deum Settings until the Middle of the 16th Century
  10. 10. Bibliographies-in this project German Sacred Polyphonic Vocal Music between Schütz and Bach Sacred Music. Part 1. Hymns, Magnificats, Motets and Passions Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge Music Bibliographies)
  11. 11. Indexes: Periodicals, Dissertations RILM Abstracts JSTOR/Project Muse Directory of Open Access Journals RISM IPM Online incorporate of Heyer and Hill & Stevens editions of historical sets, collected editions and musical monuments ProQuest Dissertation Abstracts International (CUA)
  12. 12. Discographies Serve a similar function as song indexes for score anthologies Historical and musicological studies Repertory studies, reception histories, performance histories Facilitate access to every title on disc International Bibliography of Discographies: Classical Music & Jazz & Blues* NAXOS* SONIC (Library of Congress) WorldCAT *=used in this project
  13. 13. Facets for research: Musicological Recordings Theological Modalities, Forms Composers, Compositions Magnificat Contemporary Criticism Geo-political Repertory Instrumentation, voicing

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