LIBER accepted the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in a Nov. 14 ceremony in Philadelphia.
The annual award, consisting of $2,000 is intended as a grant-in-aid to stimulate active cooperation between scholars and performers by recognizing and fostering outstanding contributions to historical performing practices.
The project will produce new editions and a commercial recording of previously unrecorded pieces of the trecento repertoire based on texts by identifiable poets.
“It is wonderful to have our project recognized with such a prestigious award. I’m truly grateful for this honor,” said Wiliam Hudson (director of LIBER). “Because the trecento repertoire is under-represented in both classical music recording and Italian literature studies, my hope is that the Greenberg award will bring attention to our recording, thereby raising awareness and stimulating discussion of both areas.”
With the assistance of Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Musicology Thomas Mathiesen and Professor Margaret Bent of All Souls College, University of Oxford, Hudson will prepare new or revised transcriptions for the performance. H. Wayne Storey, IU profes