James McKinnon (NHC Fellow, 1993–94)

Project Title

A Prehistory of Gregorian Chant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1993–94

James McKinnon revised his medieval volume of Source Readings in Music History, edited by Oliver Strunk (W.W. Norton, fall 1994), and prepared the outline for a new book-length work, The Advent Project: The Pre-history of Gregorian Chant. He also wrote a number of articles: "Properization: The Roman Mass," to appear in Cantus Planus V (Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences); "The Roman Advent Project," to be published in Le chant liturgique a Rome, XI-XV siécles (Royaumont Foundation, France, 1995); "The Central Problem of Gregorian Chant," for Beginning the Middle Ages: Continuity and Change (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995); and "Frühchristliche Musik," "Introitus," and "Jubal" for the second edition of Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.