Publications

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You can find the publications of the Alamire Foundation in the overview below or in the webshop.

Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile

The series Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile from the Alamire Foundation, with David Burn and Bart Demuyt as its general editors, presents high-quality reproductions of primary music sources of outstanding aesthetic, historical and cultural value. The series is broadly conceived, covering monophony and polyphony, both vocal and instrumental, from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and later times. In order to approach the original documents as closely as possible, each facsimile is in full colour and at original size. Each is also accompanied by an extended commentary, written by a leading expert, that sets out the most recent and up-to-date assessment of the source, including codicology, contents, history and context.

Coming soon:

  • Volume 4: The Bossche Choirbook MS. 155 (olim 72C) | Facsimile

This substantial manuscript containing eight polyphonic masses and an equal number of motets is one of the three still extant choirbooks that the Brotherhood of Our Illustrious Lady ordered from the music scribe and entrepreneur Petrus Alamire (c. 1470-1536). This edition is the result of a collaboration with the ensemble Cappella Pratensis and the Brotherhood of Our Illustrious Lady in ’s-Hertogenbosch. The facsimile is one of three volumes in the fourth edition of the Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile series.

  • Volume 5: A Canon for Mary of Hongary | Facsimile & Study

In 1548 Mary of Hungary (1505-58) received an unusual gift from her chapel master Benedictus Appenzeller: an ingenious music canon printed on a linen tablecloth. Unraveling this unique work that, due to its exceptional format quite literally can be considered as 'table music', is the focus of this fifth volume of the series Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile.

Journal of the Alamire Foundation

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The Journal of the Alamire Foundation, a scientific journal that appears twice a year since 2009. Its general editors are David Burn (KU Leuven), Katelijne Schiltz (Universität Regensburg, 2008‐2015) and Sarah Long (Michigan State University, 2015-), with Stratton Bull acting as coordinator for the Alamire Foundation. Quality control is assured by the general editors. They are supported by an editorial board and an advisory board that provides peer reviewing. Both boards are composed of leading academics in the field.

Now available:

Journal of the Alamire Foundation Volume 14 - No. 2 (Autumn, 2022): Rhythm in the Arts in the Late Middle Ages I

Yearbook of the Alamire Foundation

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In 1994, the Alamire Foundation started the series Yearbook of the Alamire Foundation in partnership with Alamire Music Publishers. These yearbooks were essentially constructed around one or more musicological themes and contained the papers presented at the international colloquia organised by the Alamire Foundation. Thus they presented new research results that were immediately placed in a broader context. An international reviewing committee guaranteed the quality of the publications. In 2008, publication of the Yearbook of the Alamire Foundation was ceased in order to switch to the Journal of the Alamire Foundation.

Miscellaneous



Miscellaneous