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Logos Seminar series – Felix Thomas Lumen Mundi – The Chants of Thomas Aquinas’s Offices

October 18, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Felix Thomas Lumen Mundi – The Chants of Thomas Aquinas’s Offices
Presenter: Dr Hilkka-Liisa Vuori
Chair: Dr Eleanor Giraud
Conference Room, First Floor, Irish World Academy.
This seminar will explore chants from the feasts of Thomas Aquinas’s (1224/5–1274) Dies Natalis and Translatio in 14th century manuscripts. Altogether, these feasts have over sixty chants. The texts of the chants are not about the theology of Thomas Aquinas, but they paint a picture of reverence for the saint and his miracles as well as his wisdom as a teacher, and the happiness for him attaining everlasting life. The seminar will examine in particular the modal characters of the chants and the connection between melody and text. In the Middle Ages, the composition of liturgy was a continuum of prayer and tradition. This can be seen in the liturgy of Thomas Aquinas which reflects its Dominican heritage, with the melodies for Thomas’s Translatio taken from St Dominic’s Dies Natalis. The melodic reuse created an aural bond between St Dominic and Thomas Aquinas.
Admission is free and all are welcome.


October 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy
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