Celestial Sirens: Nuns and Their Music in Early Modern Milan / Edition 1 by Robert L. Kendrick | 9780198164081 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Celestial Sirens: Nuns and Their Music in Early Modern Milan / Edition 1

Celestial Sirens: Nuns and Their Music in Early Modern Milan / Edition 1

by Robert L. Kendrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198164084

ISBN-13: 9780198164081

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The most famous musicians of early modern Milan were its cloistered nuns, despite the efforts of church officials to limit their musical lives. This book details the cultural context, religious traditions, musical styles, and personal meaning of the music written by and for them from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century, and outlines the ways in which

Overview

The most famous musicians of early modern Milan were its cloistered nuns, despite the efforts of church officials to limit their musical lives. This book details the cultural context, religious traditions, musical styles, and personal meaning of the music written by and for them from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century, and outlines the ways in which their status as female virgins was—and was not—central to the musical expression of their piety.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198164081
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxiii
Mapsxiii
Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terminologyxiv
List of Abbreviationsxvii
List of Music Examplesxix
1.Religious Women in Milan: From 'Counter-Reformation' to 'Early Modern Catholicism'1
2.Patrician Institutions and their Medieval Heritage27
3.From Social Disciplining to Spiritual Recreation58
4.Conflict and Renown90
5.Monastic Musical Traditions123
6.Nuns' Music in the Milanese World-view153
7.Ad usum Sanctimonialium177
8.Continuity and Innovation from Antegnati to Rusca209
9.A Nun's Music among the Genres of Mid-century Lombardy268
10.Spirituality and Style in Cozzolani's Music304
11.Solo Motets and their Background from Cozzolani to Badalla366
12.Conclusion415
Appendices
A.Documents433
B.Female Monasteries in the Diocese of Milan, c. 1600474
C.Printed Music Dedicated to Nuns in the Diocese, 1592-1679478
D.The Works of Sessa, Rusca, Cozzolani, Calegari, and Badalla499
E.A Reconstruction of Benedictine Vespers at S. Radegonda507
F.Two Compositions by Milanese Nuns511
Bibliography531
Index549

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