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The Manuscrit du Roi. Image, Text and Music – MaRITEM

MaRITEM

The ‘Manuscrit du Roi’. Image, Text and Music

The objective of the projet and the main issues

Produced during the second half of the 13th century, the Manuscrit du Roi (Paris BnF fr. 844) contains 602 musical compositions from multiple musical and linguistic traditions. The codex contains songs of the trouvères and troubadours, motets, instrumental works, and some religious pieces. Certain gaps were filled in a few years after the first phase of publication: some additional pieces were added, also from multiple provenances. By assembling several different repertoires and using multiple languages ??(Old French, Old Occitan, Old Gallicized Occitan, and Latin), the codex is an ideal resource for the study of secular sung traditions in the thirteenth century.MARITEM will develop an Open Access web interface that will contain a musico-textual digital edition encoded in XML-TEI / MEI, a search engine that will provide the ability to cross-reference textual and musical data, an interactive study of the manuscript, and a collection of scores intended for interpretative use. The interface will eventually serve as a prototype for the publishing and indexing of other music in French, Occitan and German. The originality of the project lies in the study of this composite manuscript in all of its many facets, a study only made possible by new digital technologies.

Medieval musicologists will be able to work together with philologists in order to offer new answers about the history of textual traditions, present an innovative perspective, and develop new hypotheses on the written transmission of texts and corpora. Musicologists and linguists will also find convincing answers to problems thanks to the possibilities for vocal experimentation, which have never been attempted for these corpora, in particular around delimiting rhythmic sequences in unmeasured monodies. The project will also renew the relationship between musical curve and the sound of languages. Thanks to MARITEM, the profane practices of the end of the 13th century will be better known, as much in their composition process as in the modalities of their performance. The different repertoires of the codex will here be treated as a whole, as represented in the written record.

Several studies have been made on the Occitan and French additions to the codex, they are currently being published or in press. The data will then be indexed in the Database. The musical programme and vocal experimentation is being carried out with Brice Duisit and the ensemble La Douce Semblance, the first concerts on the programme will take place in March 2021. The edition of the French and Occitan additions is finished and the edition of the initial part of the codex is in progress. Our transcription models have just been tested in automatic transcription with the Transkribus software and the results are very satisfactory with a margin of error of less than 3%. A collaboration has been established with the Institute of Musicology at the University of Würzburg, a pioneer in the field of music publishing of medieval melodies with the development of the MONO :DI+ software. This new collaboration will enable the application of new technologies for the MaRITEM project about the music edition in MEI.

The interdisciplinary project Manuscrit du Roi’. Image, Texte Et Musique focuses on understanding the crafting and history of this codex, both in its material conception and in the processes of composition of the works, as well as its modern reception within the contemporary musical interpretation of medieval music.

Papers :
« Le projet Maritem », communication, Journée de lancement du projet ANR Maritem, Pavie, 4 juin 2019.
« De la dansa au virelai (XIIIe-XIVe s) », communication, Med-Ren Conference, Bâle, 3-7 juillet 2019.
« Le projet Maritem », communication, Journée d’études de l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Paris, novembre 2019.
« Der 'Chansonnier du Roi': Zu einer Edition und der Untersuchung der Handschrift Paris BnF fr. 844 », conférence, Institut für Musikforschung, Universität Würzburg, 10 janvier 2020.
Publication :
Christelle Chaillou-Amadieu et Federico Saviotti, « Évoquer la faute dans le cas des ajouts tardifs en occitan du ms BnF fr. 844 », Textus & Musica, I (2020), en ligne.
Scientific events :
Session «Manuscrit du Roi«, Congrès Philologie et Musicologie, Morimondo, 1-4 juin 2019.
Journée de lancement du Projet ANR MaRITEM, Pavie, 5 juin 2019.

Produced during the second half of the 13th century, the Manuscrit du Roi (Paris BnF fr. 844) contains 602 musical compositions from multiple musical and linguistic traditions. The codex contains songs of the trouvères and troubadours, motets, instrumental works, and some religious pieces. Certain gaps were filled in a few years after the first phase of publication: some additional pieces were added, also from multiple provenances. By assembling several different repertoires and using multiple languages ??(Old French, Old Occitan, Old Gallicized Occitan, and Latin), the codex is an ideal resource for the study of secular sung traditions in the thirteenth century. The interdisciplinary project Manuscrit du Roi’. Image, Texte Et Musique focuses on understanding the crafting and history of this codex, both in its material conception and in the processes of composition of the works, as well as its modern reception within the contemporary musical interpretation of medieval music. The project also focuses on the relationship between secular and religious registers to delineate mutual influences in musico-textual composition. MARITEM will develop an Open Access web interface that will contain a musico-textual digital edition encoded in XML-TEI / MEI, a search engine that will provide the ability to cross-reference textual and musical data, an interactive study of the manuscript, and a collection of scores intended for interpretative use. The interface will eventually serve as a prototype for the publishing and indexing of other music in French, Occitan and German. The originality of the project lies in the study of this composite manuscript in all of its many facets, a study only made possible by new digital technologies. Medieval musicologists will be able to work together with philologists in order to offer new answers about the history of textual traditions, present an innovative perspective, and develop new hypotheses on the written transmission of texts and corpora. Musicologists and linguists will also find convincing answers to problems thanks to the possibilities for vocal experimentation, which have never been attempted for these corpora, in particular around delimiting rhythmic sequences in unmeasured monodies. The project will also renew the relationship between musical curve and the sound of languages. Thanks to MARITEM, the profane practices of the end of the 13th century will be better known, as much in their composition process as in the modalities of their performance. The different repertoires of the codex will here be treated as a whole, as represented in the written record.

Project coordinator

Madame Christelle Chaillou-Amadieu (Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

CESCM Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale

Help of the ANR 225,599 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: March 2019 - 42 Months

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