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Richard Sherr
Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Music

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Richard Sherr received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Fine Arts and Ph. D. from Princeton University.

Sherr's research interests include music in the 15th and16th centuries and the singers of the papal chapel in the sixteenth century. He is the editor of Papal Music and Musicians in Late Medieval and Renaissance Rome and The Josquin Companion (both from Oxford University Press) and author of numerous articles and books, including Papal Music Manuscripts in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries (Hänssler-Verlag), and Masses for the Sistine Chapel: Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Cappella Sistina, MS 14, Monuments of Renaissance Music XIII (Chicago University Press). His study of the papal chapel in the sixteenth century will be published by the Fondazione Palestrina and his edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida (Broude Brothers) is forthcoming.