The 6th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (2017) offers two courses and five specialized workshops and sessions highlighting repertoire composed between 1100 and 1300. 




Manuscript to Performance: Materializing the Medieval Pilgrimage Song

July 11-15, 2017

Study of the historical, cultural, and musical context of medieval pilgrimage, and performance study of music from the Codex Calixtinus and the Llibre vermell of Montserrat. Open to musicians, musicologists, philologists, and medievalists.
Historical, Spiritual and Political Context of Medieval Pilgrimage
Materializing the Medieval Pilgrimage Song
El Codex Calixtinus
Llibre Vermell

Voices & Instruments: O Roma nobilis

July 18-22, 2017

Study and Performance of medieval Pilgrimage Music from Rome, Conques, Sta. María de Salas, Limoges, and Canterbury (11th-13th centuries) on voices and instruments. Open to singers and instrumentalists.
Portative organ
Frame drums and percussion


Workshops & Special Sessions


Liturgical Chant: Music from the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem

July 8-9, 2017

Performance of the music contained in the oldest musical manuscript (12th century) preserved from the basilica of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (Chant of the Templars Knights). Open to singers.

Pythagorean Tuning Workshop

July 17, 2017

For singers and instrumentalists to work on Pythagorean tuning in the context of monophonic and polyphonic music.

Chamber Music Sessions

July 18-22, 2017

Designed to give students the opportunity to work in detail with small groups of mixed voices and instruments. Taken as part of the Voices & Instruments Program.

Instrument Making Workshop

July 16-17, 2017

Reconstruction of a 12th-century wooden panpipe (frestel) following archeological specimens and iconographical models from the cathedral of Chartres.

Musical Pilgrimage Hike

July 16, 2017

Walk to the Romanesque shrines of Santa Maria and Sant Sepulcre de Palera (near Besalú), historical and artistic presentation of the sites, and performance of music inside of the churches. Open to musicians, musicologists, and medievalists.