Associate Professor of MusicologyOffice (Primary):
MBE 3.602UT Address:
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Dr., stop E3100
Austin, TX 78712-1555Email:email@example.com
Ph.D. in Musicology, Università degli Studi "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy;
LMS-Postdoctoral License in Mediaeval Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada;
Diploma in Piano Performance, Conservatorio Statale, Benevento, Italy
Luisa Nardini is a medievalist with special interests in the later development of chant repertories in Western Europe. Her works on Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, music and visual art, manuscript studies, and oral and written transmission of liturgical chant had been presented at scholarly forums in North America and Europe. She has published essays and reviews in Acta Musicologica, Mediaeval Studies, Speculum, Plainsong and Medieval Music, Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Cantus Planus
, and in miscellaneous volumes. Her forthcoming book, Neo-Gregorian Chant in Beneventan Manuscripts: The Proper of the Mass
, will be published with the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies—The University of Toronto Press. It focuses on an extended repertory of liturgical music that circulated in southern Italy after the diffusion of Gregorian chant (8th-9th cent.). This repertory reflects the multi-cultural context of southern Italy in the Middle Ages and sheds new light on some of the most controversial problems related to the earliest history of western music and the interrelationships between Roman, Gallican, Byzantine, and Beneventan chants. She is presently working on a second book on the prosulas copied in Beneventan manuscripts for the Proper of the Mass.
Before coming to UT, Luisa Nardini served on the faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara as a lecturer in musicology. The first musicologist to be awarded an A.W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, she has been an Associate Research Scholar at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and the recipient of research grants from the Universities of Naples, Rome, Italy, the University of California Santa Barbara, and The University of Texas, Austin. She serves as an honorary faculty member of the doctorate in musicology at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and is regularly invited as a lecturer at the school of specialization on the Ars Nova in Certaldo, Italy. In 2012 she was awarded the "Gladiatore d'Oro," the highest honorific prize of the Province of Benevento (Italy) for "having contributed with her sophisticated, extraordinary, and passionate studies to the development of the scholarship in the field of medieval music and chant" and holds a Grace Hill Milam Centennial Fellowship in Fine Arts for 2012-2013.
Neo-Gregorian Chant in Beneventan Lands: The Proper of the Mass
(Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, forthcoming).
Prosulas for the Proper of the Mass in Beneventan Manuscripts: Edition and Study
Articles in journals:
"The St Peter Connection and the Acquisition of a Roman Offertory in Bologna and Benevento," Mediaeval Studies 72 (2010): 39-74.
"Old-Roman Intruders in non-Roman Manuscripts," Acta Musicologica
82 (2010): 1-20.
"Aliens in Disguise: Byzantine and Gallican Chants in the Latin Liturgy," Plainsong and Medieval Music
16 (2007): 145-172.
"Il repertorio neo-gregoriano nei manoscritti di area beneventana," Il Saggiatore Musicale
6 (1999): 377-378.
"Notizie sugli strumenti da tasto all'inizio del '700 a Napoli," Quaderni dell'Archivio Storico del Banco di Napoli
2 (1998): 69-77, co-authored with Guido Olivieri.
"Una prosula per san Nicola in un codice della Biblioteca Capitolare di Benevento," Nicolaus. Studi storici
8 (1997): 481-488.
"Il canto gregoriano: una tradizione millenaria," Worldmusic
25.7 (1997): 17-20.
"Transmissions of Repertories/Contamination of Styles: The Case of Liturgical Music in Souther Italy (9th - 13th cent.)," featured on the Website of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/publications/working_papers/2004_2005/paper_fa04_Nardini.pdf
"The Circulation of Gregorian Chant and the Cult of St Michael in Medieval Southern Italy," in The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities
, eds. Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
"Riconsiderando i manoscritti musicali della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli. Il caso dell'Innario VI G 29," in Proceedings of the Conference of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML), Naples, Italy, July 2008, Lucca, (LIM, Libreria Musicale Italiana, forthcoming).
"Idee per un progetto di edizione delle prosule del Proprium Missae
," submitted for the Proceedings of the Conference for the centennial anniversary of the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra, Rome, May-June 2011, ed. Francesco Luisi.
"In the Quest of Gallican Remnants in Gregorian Manuscripts," submitted for the collection Music and Censorship
, ed. Patricia Hall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
"The Masses for the Holy Cross in Some Medieval Manuscripts," in "Qui musicam in se
habet": Essays in Honor of Alejandro Planchart
, eds. Stanley Boorman and Anna Zayaruznaya (American Institute of Musicology, likely date of publication 2012), submitted, refereed.
"La messa Vir Dei Benedictus
nei manoscritti liturgici beneventani e non beneventani," in Proceedings of the International Symposium "Musica e liturgia a Montecassino nel Medioevo," University of Cassino, Italy, December 2010, ed. Nicola Tangari (Rome, La Viella, "Scritture e libri del Medioevo", 2012), 115-131.
"The Mass for the Octave of the Epiphany in some Beneventan Manuscripts," in Classica et Beneventana. Essays Presented to Virginia Brown on the Occasion of her 65th Birthday
, eds. F.T. Coulson et A.A. Grotans (Brepols: Turnhout, 2008), 391-405.
"Montecassino, Archivio della Badia, ms 318: Observations on the Second Tonary Mass Repertory," in "…Et facciam dolçi canti." Studi in onore di Agostino Ziino in occasione del suo 65 compleanno
, eds. Bianca Maria Antolini, Teresa Maria Gialdroni, and Annunziato Pugliese (Lucca: LIM, 2004), 47-61.
"Liturgy as Historiography: Historical, Narrative, and Evocative Values of Eleventh-Century Masses," in Early Music: Context and Ideas II: Proceedings of he International Conference in Musicology
(Krakow, Poland: Jagellonian University—Institute of Musicology, 2008), 27-38. Available on the Jagellonian University website: www.muzykologia.uj.edu.pl/conference/PDF/12Nardini.pdf.
"Non-standard Introits in Beneventan Manuscripts: Compositional Strategies and Transmission in the Sources," in Cantus Planus. Papers Read at the Twelfth Meeting Lillafüred, 23-28 August 2004
(Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Musicology, 2007), 345-369.