Publications in preparation

The following editions are in the course of preparation:

English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 3: Kalendars of Male Houses, Norwich-York
English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 4: Nunneries, Cluniacs and Addenda A-M
English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 5: Introduction and Indexes
Professor Nigel Morgan is well advanced in the preparation of these volumes, to conclude the work begun by Francis Wormald with vols. LXXVII and LXXXI.

Carolingian Mass Chant Books
Edited by Dr Daniel DiCenso.

The Early Sarum Mass Liturgy in the Gradual Salisbury MS 159
Edited by Professor John Harper.

The Libellus Precum of Sigebert of Minden (Wolf. HAB Cod. Helmst. 1151)
Edited by Professor Joanne Pierce.

The Sarum Customary
Edited by Professor John Harper and Dr Henry Howard.

The Marginalia of the Old English Bede
Dr Jesse Billett has prepared an edition of the musical and liturgical texts added to the margins of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 41, a manuscript discussed in detail in his monograph, The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, published in HBS subsidia.

The Dominican Missal
Edited by Dr Eleanor Giraud.

Online publication of ‘From Jerusalem to Rome’, by Michael Moreton

We are pleased to make available online Michael Moreton’s unpublished book ‘From Jerusalem to Rome: The Jewish Origins and Catholic Tradition of Liturgy’.

The book may be downloaded as a PDF on the following page:

Fr Moreton’s monograph is an informative and challenging review of the story of Christian liturgy from its sources in Judaism to the establishment of its classical forms, and beyond. Although not part of either series of Henry Bradshaw Society publications, this work is in many ways a complement to Geoffrey Willis’ History of Early Roman Liturgy, published as the inaugural HBS subsidia volume in 1994.

The author read History at the University of London before the war, and then Theology at Christ Church, Oxford after it. A parish priest for most of his life, he taught New Testament and Liturgy part-time at Exeter University from the late 1950s until his retirement. He died in 2014, aged 97.

Notker Liber ymnorum edition receives Palisca Award

We are delighted that the Society’s most recent publication in its Main Series, Calvin Bower’s edition and translation of The Liber Ymnorum of Notker Balbulus, has been awarded the Palisca Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Named after the eminent musicologist Claude V. Palisca (1921–2001), this prize is awarded for a musical edition or translation which exhibits ‘the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, logic and clarity of thought, and communication.’

For details of this and previous winners see:

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