Dr Rhianydd Hallas, PhD, Ph.D.
Rhianydd Hallas studied at Bangor University, Wales for her undergraduate (2011–2014) and master’s (2014–2015) degrees, receiving awards for her undergraduate dissertation ‘A Study of the Rothenmünster Liber Hymnorum’ and her Masters part 1 dissertation ‘The veneration of the Virgin Mary and its influence on Medieval Liturgy and Music with a commentary on the Office for the feast of Mary’s Presentation at the Temple’. In 2021 she completed her PhD in musicology jointly between Bangor University and Charles University, Prague, with a thesis titled ‘Two rhymed offices composed for the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: comparative study and critical edition’.
- The Divine Office
- Offices for female saints
- Jan z Jenštejna and Adam Easton and their involvement in the feast of the Visitation
- Late medieval chant compositional practice
In the project “Old Myths, New Facts” she will research the dissemination of Jenštejn and Easton’s chants within Europe as well as the office for Jan Hus written in the 15th century. She is also organising the October 2021 international colloquium ‘Marian Devotion in Late Medieval Society’.
Rhianydd Hallas, Two rhymed offices composed for the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: comparative study and critical edition, (unpublished PhD thesis: Bangor University and Charles University, 2021).
Rhianydd Hallas, ‘Mary and Elizabeth: Male Perspectives of Female-Coded Piety in Offices for the Visitation’, in Herbert McAvoy, Liz et alii (ed), Medieval Women’s Writing: Speaking Internationally [forthcoming].
Translator: CD notes for Alena Hönigová, Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich, Klavierquartett d-moll, Klaviersonate A-Dur (Koramant Records: Basel, 2020).
Translator: Vlhová-Wörner, Hana et alii, Jistebnice kancionál II: Cantionale, (Chomutov: L. Marek, 2019).
Translator: CD notes for Alena Hönigová, Johann Joseph Rösler, Klavierkonzert Es-Dur, Sinfonie C-Dur (© Koramant Records: Basel, 2018).