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Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Honorary Research Associate

Area of research

Text, liturgy and music in the Old Hispanic rite: the vespertinus genre

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Research summary

In very general terms I am interested in understanding how Old Hispanic chant developed during the 400 years that separate its earliest and its latest sources with musical notation, and in how this development occurred across the different contexts in which these sources were copied. I am approaching this very general question through an analysis of the vespertinus genre, in which I cover textual, musical and liturgical variables. I chose this genre because it appears in most Old Hispanic chant manuscripts, throughout the entire liturgical year, in different types of offices (i.e., temporale, sanctorale, litanies, and in votive and other ...

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Raquel's area of expertise is medieval Western Christian liturgies. Her current research is focused on the Old Hispanic rite. Raquel earned a PhD in Music at the University of Bristol in 2017, with a doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Text, liturgy and music in the Old Hispanic rite: the vespertinus genre’. At University of Bristol, she is also part of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Medieval Studies. Raquel is the Coordinator of Hispanic Sources of the Spanish Early Music Database. She started researching on Old Hispanic chant as part of the PhD programme at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, earning ...

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