The Chansons of Orlando di Lasso and Their Protestant Listeners:: Music, Piety, and Print in Sixteenth-Century France

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This book aims to enrich our understanding of the French secular music of Orlando di Lasso, using those songs as a means of understanding a particular community of Renaissance readers and the music books they created. Lasso's secular songs figured quite prominently in a number of collections of devotional songs issued by Protestant printers in the late sixteenth century. Lasso's profane lyrics were changed to convey spiritual meanings. This study uses the example of such reworkings as a means of discovering how ...

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Overview

This book aims to enrich our understanding of the French secular music of Orlando di Lasso, using those songs as a means of understanding a particular community of Renaissance readers and the music books they created. Lasso's secular songs figured quite prominently in a number of collections of devotional songs issued by Protestant printers in the late sixteenth century. Lasso's profane lyrics were changed to convey spiritual meanings. This study uses the example of such reworkings as a means of discovering how such a repertory was heard and understood by a particular community of listeners, and in so doing, it explores the history of these chansons in print, and the history of the spiritual attitudes that shaped their reception among the Huguenots. Richard Freedman is Associate Professor of Music at Haverford College.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580460750
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/3/2001
  • Series: Eastman Studies in Music , #1071
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Musical Examples
Preface
Editorial Principles
Abbreviations
1 Music, Piety, and Printing in Sixteenth-Century France 1
2 The Chansons and Their Listeners 19
3 Courtly Love and Its Spiritual Tropes 30
4 The Poetry of Marot, the Carnivalesque, and the Preacher's Voice 54
5 Lasso's Chansons and the Spiritual Self 84
6 The Spiritual Conversion of Ronsard's Poetry 113
7 Lasso's Chansons in Printed Sets 136
8 Authorizing the Book 176
Postscript 186
App. A The Contrafacta Books and Their Prefaces 188
App. B Printing Privileges Mentioned in Publications of Lasso's Music Issued by Le Roy et Ballard 200
Notes 210
Bibliography 242
Index 255
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