Cultural History of Music Books in Post-Reformation Sweden: Making and Owning Songbooks of Liturgy and Devotion

Project period: 2021-2023
Project director: Sanna Raninen
Financiary: Swedish Research Council

My research project conducts a comprehensive study on the culture of music books in the first two centuries of post-Reformation Sweden. The results are presented in a monograph detailing the major themes on book production, formats, dissemination and readership. Researching music sources emphasises the unique aspects of music as part of the Swedish Reformation and the adaptation of written music culture alongside the traditions based on oral transmission and memory.

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