Death of an early musicologist

We are sad to report the death of Theodore Cyrus (Ted) Karp, an expert on medieval monophony and a prolific contributor to New Grove.

Ted, who was 89, was a well-liked professor at UC Davis and Northwestern, where he became department chair. Unusually for a medieval musicologist, he was a devoutly religious Jew.

Here’s a riff from one of his students.

ted karp (with bonnie blackburn)

(pictured in 2009 with Bonnie Blackburn)

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