Saints and Sinners: The Latin Musical Dialogue in the Seventeenth Century

Saints and Sinners: The Latin Musical Dialogue in the Seventeenth Century

by Frits Noske
     
 


This is a study of the seventeenth-century Latin role dialogue, a sung conversation on a sacred subject involving two or more characters, each of whom is represented by a single voice. This is the first critical study of the genre, which has never been the object of comprehensive scholarly treatment. Few exist in modern editions, and a valuable portion of this…  See more details below

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This is a study of the seventeenth-century Latin role dialogue, a sung conversation on a sacred subject involving two or more characters, each of whom is represented by a single voice. This is the first critical study of the genre, which has never been the object of comprehensive scholarly treatment. Few exist in modern editions, and a valuable portion of this book is the complete transcriptions of ten dialogues, representative of their range and invention. Professor Noske divides his subject matter into Biblical and non-Biblical dialogues, and offers a comprehensive discussion of their musical and non-musical aspects. In the course of his discussion, he brings to light a number of minor masters and allows for a re-appraisal of more well-known composers familiar through other genres, such as Giovanni Legrenzi. The study also adds to our understanding of seventeenth-century sacred music as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162988
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/18/1993
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.12(d)

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