‘Medieval Music for Advent and Christmas’: Dr William Flynn to give a lecture for YAHS

The Institute for Medieval Studies' very own Dr William Flynn will give a seasonal lecture on the 14 December as part of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society's Annual Lecture Program.

Dr William Flynn’s upcoming lecture will form part of the Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society‘s Annual Lecture Program for 2019/20. The YAHS Medieval Section is an organisation that provides a lecture programme, an annual Journal ‘Medieval Yorkshire’ and, occasionally, other activities designed to appeal to those interested in the period spanning from Anglo-Saxon times to the sixteenth century.

This seasonal talk will discuss examples of British and Continental music written to enhance Christmas celebrations of the Mass and Office. It will also examine the new styles of poetry and music that are cultivated and which demonstrate the variety and creativity of the medieval liturgy.

Dr William Flynn is a lecturer in Medieval Latin in the Institute for Medieval Studies, and his areas of expertise include interactions among liturgy, music and theology, elementary music and grammar instruction to 1200, and music theory to 1300.

Location: the Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD . Start time 14:00.

For all enquiries, contact jo.heronmedsection@gmail.com. For more information on other events from the YAHS, see the website.