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Map and Parking Info for Pierce Hall at NEC (Winter Meeting - 2/22)

AMS-NE@ New England Conservatory: The meeting will take place in NEC’s Pierce Hall (241 St. Botolph St., first floor). Please note: Parking nearby is not easy. There are hard-to-find on-street meters  There are also nearby garages: Gainsborough Garage and the Westland Ave. Garage. Please refer to the website above for details. Garage parking will run about $33/day. There are two nearby T stations: Green Line (Symphony) and Orange Line (Mass Ave.). Both are quite convenient to the meeting site. Entrance to the St. Botolph St. building is now through the new Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC). The SLPC is also on St. Botolph St., but is closer to Gainsborough than Mass. Ave. (see map). You will need an ID to sign in at the security desk. Finding Pierce Hall: Once signed in at security in the SLPC, take the staircase by the entrance up one flight. Cross the landing diagonally to the right and take the white hallway past Burnes Hall (there

Winter 2020 Chapter Meeting (Saturday, Feb. 22, New England Conservatory, Boston)

AMS-NE Fall Chapter Meeting February 22, 2020 New England Conservatory -- Pierce Hall ( Directions and Parking ) 9:45-10:15 Refreshments and Registration Morning Session 10:15 Welcome 10:20 Josquin’s Nymphes des bois and Lament Literature – Jeannette Di Bernardo Jones (College of the Holy Cross) Josquin’s Nymphes des bois is among the earliest polyphonic laments for musicians and joins poetic laments written honoring Jean de Okeghem after his death in February 1497. Musicologists have debated three problems surrounding this piece: its dating, its polytextuality, and its appearance in all-black notation in its sources. I address these issues by placing Josquin’s lament in a conversation with the existing poetic laments for Okeghem, namely Guillaume Crétin’s Déploration and Jean Molinet’s pair of poems, one of which is the French text Nymphes des bois in Josquin’s setting. I argue that Nymphes des bois , both Molinet’s poem and Josquin’s lament, is part of a larger