OMNIA Features Mary Channel Caldwell's New Book, "Devotional Refrains in Medieval Latin Song"

September 9, 2022

Mary Channen Caldwell, Assistant Professor of Music, brings together over 400 devotional Latin refrain songs from the Middle Ages in her new book, the first to explore the medieval refrain in song outside of vernacular contexts.

Devotional Refrains in Medieval Latin Song is the first book to offer such a comprehensive study of Latin refrains, but Caldwell notes that there is still much more to be said about these little units of text and music: the Latin refrain “really deserves a bit more time in the spotlight.