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Professor Emma Hornby

Professor Emma Hornby

Professor Emma Hornby
M.A., Ph.D.(Oxon.)

Professor of Music

Area of research

Medieval liturgical chant

Victoria Rooms,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1SA
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173314048

Research summary

Emma Hornby's research is focused on medieval western liturgical chant. She is currently working on Old Hispanic chant in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Maloy (University of Colorado at Boulder). Their first joint monograph is Music and Meaning in Old Hispanic Lenten chants: Psalmi, Threni and the Easter Vigil Canticles (Boydell & Brewer, 2013). They are now working on the Old Hispanic responsory tradition. Emma also has research interests in the transmission of western liturgical chant (including aspects of orality), the relationship between Old Roman and Gregorian chant, analysis of formulaic chant, and the relationship between words and music in ...

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Emma Hornby joined the Bristol University music department in 2007, having previously studied at Worcester College, Oxford, and held appointments at Christ Church, Oxford, Durham University, and Goldsmiths, University of London. She won a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2009, and has also been awarded grants by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme and by the European Research Council. Emma is currently Chair of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society.

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Recent publications

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