From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

by Craig H Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195343271

ISBN-13: 9780195343274

Pub. Date: 07/21/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Music in the California missions was a pluralistic combination of voices and instruments, of liturgy and spectacle, of styles and functions—and even of cultures—in a new blend that was non-existent before the Franciscan friars made their way to California beginning in 1769. From Serra to Sancho explores the exquisite sacred music that flourished on the

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Music in the California missions was a pluralistic combination of voices and instruments, of liturgy and spectacle, of styles and functions—and even of cultures—in a new blend that was non-existent before the Franciscan friars made their way to California beginning in 1769. From Serra to Sancho explores the exquisite sacred music that flourished on the West Coast of the United States when it was under Spanish and Mexican rule, delving into the historical, cultural, biographical, and stylistic aspects of California mission music during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Author Craig H. Russell examines how mellifluous plainchant, reverent hymns, spunky folkloric ditties, "classical" music in the style of Haydn, and even Native American drumming were interwoven into a tapestry of resonant beauty. In addition to extensive musical and cultural analysis, Russell draws upon hundreds of primary documents in California, Mexico, Madrid, Barcelona, London, and Mallorca. It is through the melding together of this information from geographically separated places that he brings the mystery of California's mission music into sharper focus. Russell's groundbreaking study sheds new light on the cultural exchange that took place in the colonial United States, as well as on the pervasive worldwide influence of Iberian music as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195343274
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Series:
Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Web Site
Editorial Procedures
Introduction

1. Musical Style and Performance in Mission Life
2. Notation and Music Theory
3. Serra and the Introduction of Sacred Song: Veni Creator Spiritus, Salve, Te Deum, and Alabado
4. Sacred Celebrations: Song, Sequence, Dance, and Pagentry
5. Juan Batista Sancho: Tracing the Mallorcan Connection
6. Music for the Mass: A Spectrum of Artistic Invention
7. Classical Masses for Voices and Orchestra by Ignacio de Jerusalem and Garcia Fajer

Epilogue
Contents of the Online Appendices

Index
Introduction
1. Music Style and Performance in Mission Life
2. Notation and Music Theory
3. Serra and the Introduction of Sacred Song: Veni Creator Spiritus, Salve, Te Deum, & Alabado
4. Song, Sequence, Dance & Pageantry
5. Juan Bautista Sancho: Tracing the Mallorcan Connection
6. Music for the Mass: A Spectrum of Artistic Invention,
Epilogue

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