As an organist, Alanna Ropchock (B.A./M.A. '09) performed often for for religious services and festivals. This fueled her curiosity concerning liturgical music history and, from that interest, Josquin des Prez’s Missa Pange lingua has became the topic of her doctoral dissertation. Now in her fourth year of the Ph.D. degree in musicology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, the Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania native will spend 10 months in Germany on a Fulbright Award, searching documents and other sources to learn more about this 16th-century masterpiece.
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