Prof. Beat FoellmiProfessor of Musicology

    Research Profile

    –    Church Music and Hymnology
    –    Protestant Church Music especially of the 16th, 17th and the beginning of the 18th century
    –    Repertoire and mentalities of Psalm Singing among German, French, Dutch and English speaking Protestants
    –    Theological and hermeneutical analysis of Church Music

    Teaching Profile

    Church Music and Hymnology from early Christian hymns to current compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries, such as: hymns of Antiquity, Gregorian Chant, Early Polyphony (Notre Dame), Franco-Flemish repertoire, Renaissance motets, Baroque masses and cantatas, classic and romantic oratorios, contemporary music.

    Selected Publications

    “Johann Mattheson als Kirchenmusiker. Das Oratorium Der liebreiche und geduldige David von 1723”, in: Antonio Baldassarre (eds.), Music Space Chord Image: Festschrift for Dorothea Baumann’s 65th Birthday, Bern etc., Peter Lang, 2012, p. 187-208.

    “La psalmodie anglaise du XVIe siècle à Isaac Watts (1719). Les mutations d’un genre”, in: Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses 91/2 (2011), p. 157-182.

    “Le ‘Psautier de Calvin’: théologie, pratique, usage”, in: Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses 89 (2009/4), p. 473-488.

    “Calvin und das Psalmsingen. Die Vorgeschichte des Genfer Psalters”, in: Zwingliana XXXVI (2009), p. 59-84.

    “Rupture and Transformation of Collective Musical Memory Among Urban Populations at the Time of the Reformation: The Case of Strasbourg”, in: Tatjana Marković and Vesna Mikić (eds.), Musical Culture & MemoryBelgrade, Faculty of Music, 2008, p. 16-25 (Musicological Studies: Proceedings, no. 2).

    “ ‘The old prayer they had neglected for so many years’. Schönbergs Survivor from Warsaw als religiöses Bekenntnis», in: Arnold Schoenberg und sein Gott, Proceedings of the conference, 26-29 July 2002 (= Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center, vol. 5/2003), Vienna 2004, p. 247-256.

    “ ‘I cannot remember ev’rything’ – Eine narratologische Analyse von Arnold Schönbergs Kantate A Survivor from Warsaw op. 46”, in: Archiv für Musikwissenschaft LV/1 (1998), p. 28-56.

    Das Weiterwirken der Musikanschauung Augustins im 16. Jahrhundert (=Europäische Hochschulschriften, XXXVI/116), Bern etc., Peter Lang, 1994.

    “Der Osterintroitus Resurrexi und seine Tropierungen. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Tropus”, in: Kirchenmusikalisches Jahrbuch 74 (1990), p.1-6.





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