April 27, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 16
King Juan Carlos I of Spain honored Adj. Prof. Michael Noone (Music) last month with the Royal Toledo Foundation's medal for services to Spanish culture. This award recognizes Noone's publications, teaching, performances and recordings of Spanish Golden Age music. In particular, it rewards the work he carried out in 2004-5 while a fellow at the BC Jesuit Institute.
During his fellowship at the institute, Noone published a study and edition of a badly damaged 16th-century parchment choir book held in the Spanish primatial cathedral of Toledo. The manuscript contained many previously unknown Latin liturgical works by some of the greatest Spanish Renaissance composers.
Noone followed the edition with an award-winning and critically acclaimed CD presenting first performances of works by Cristobal Morales newly recovered from Codex 25.