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Terence Bailey

Terence (William) Bailey. Musicologist, b Toronto 12 Jul 1937; B MUS (Toronto) 1958, MFA (Princeton) 1960, PH D (Washington) 1968.

Bailey, Terence

Terence (William) Bailey. Musicologist, b Toronto 12 Jul 1937; B MUS (Toronto) 1958, MFA (Princeton) 1960, PH D (Washington) 1968. As a student he received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship in 1958 and a Canada Council pre-doctoral fellowship for the years 1961-3, which he applied to studies at Oxford University. He played clarinet in CBC studio orchestras in 1962 and with the Regina Symphony Orchestra 1963-4. A specialist in early music of the Western world, especially Gregorian chant, Bailey taught 1963-4 at the University of Saskatchewan and 1964-74 at the University of British Columbia. He served 1969-71 as secretary of CAUSM and 1971-3 as editor of the CAUSM Journal. In 1974 he joined the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario, where he remained in 2003. He edited 1976-9 the journal Studies in Music from the University of Western Ontario. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1984.

Bailey served 1989-96 on the advisory board of the Cantus database of Latin ecclesiastical chant. In 1997 he took over the directorship of the database on a grant from SSHRC, and engineered the project's transfer to the University of Western Ontario. He was a contributor to both EMC and New Grove.


The Fleury Play of Herod (Toronto 1965)

'The ceremonies and chants of the processions of the Western church,' PH D thesis, University of Washington 1968

The Processions of Sarum and the Western Church (Toronto 1971)

'Baïf, Ronsard and neo-classical music,' Bulletin of the Canadian Humanities Association, vol 23, Spring 1972

The Intonation Formulas of Western Chant (Toronto 1974)

'The intervention of scholarship on Gregorian chant,' CAUSM J, vol 5, Spring 1975

'Accentual and cursive cadences in Gregorian psalmody,' J of the American Musicological Soc, vol 29, Fall 1976

'Modes and myth,' Studies in Music from the University of Western Ontario, vol 1, Fall 1976

'Ambrosian psalmody: an introduction,' ibid, vol 2, Fall 1977

'Gerbert's De modis: a new explanation and edition,' Kirchenmusikalisches Jahrbuch, 61, 1978

Commemoratio Brevis (Ottawa 1979)

The Ambrosian Alleluias (Englefield Green, Eng 1983)

The Ambrosian Cantus (Ottawa 1987)

- and Merkley,Paul. The Antiphons of the Ambrosian Office (Ottawa, 1989)

'Milanese melodic tropes,' J of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Soc, vol 14, 1990

'Word painting and the romantic interpretation of chant,' Beyond the Moon: Festschrift Luther Dittmer (Ottawa 1990)

- and Merkley, Paul. The Melodic Tradition of the Ambrosian Office - Antiphons (Ottawa 1990)

'An ancient psalmody without antiphons in the Ambrosian Ferial office,' Revista de Musicologia, 16/2 1993

Antiphon and Psalm in the Ambrosian Office (Ottawa 1994)

- ed. The Transitoria of the Ambrosian Mass: Edited from Three Sources (Ottawa 2002)

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