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

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

by Richard Freedman
     
 
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

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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 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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A very useful volume for the study of this period of musical history. CHOICE A well-researched and informative study. EARLY MUSIC Freedman's sensitive exposition of musico-textual meaning serves as a model for how to approach any texted sixteenth-century genre. . . Freedman's book is a uniquely positioned reception study that draws on a sixteenth-century audience's own responses to the realms of meaning inherent in a specific oeuvre. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580460750
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/03/2001
Series:
Eastman Studies in Music, #1071
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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