Music, Piety, and Propaganda: The Soundscape of Counter-Reformation Bavaria

Music, Piety, and Propaganda: The Soundscape of Counter-Reformation Bavaria

by Alexander J. Fisher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199764648
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: New Cultural History of Music Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Alexander J. Fisher is Associate Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. A musicologist specializing in music, sound, and religious culture in early modern Europe, he teaches courses in early music and coordinates the university's Early Music Ensemble.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Abbreviations for Source Locations
I. Sound, Space, and Confession in Counter-Reformation Bavaria
Historical soundscapes
Sound, space, and place
Identity, discipline, and confessionalization
The soundscapes of Counter-Reformation Bavaria
The structure and scope of the book
II. Sound and the Spaces of Worship
Public churches and the experience of liturgical space
Congregational song
St. Michael in Munich, the Jesuits, and Counter-Reformation worship
Cathedral, Collegiate, and Parish churches in the age of Tridentine reform
The cathedral of Freising
Unsere Liebe Frau in Munich
St. Peter in Munich
Liturgy in the religious orders
Courtly spaces for liturgy: the Bavarian court chapel
The court chapel of St. George and liturgical music in the sixteenth century
The new court chapel of Mary of the Immaculate Conception and liturgical music under Maximilian I
III. Sound and Spaces of Devotion
Devotional polyphony for cultivated spaces
Monastic devotion
Confraternities and congregations
The Marian Congregations
Marian, Eucharistic, and other confraternities
Corporate devotional services and gatherings
Funerals and burials
Salve services
Seasonal devotions for Christmas and Lent
Supplications and Celebrations
Song and the soundscape
IV. Sound and Confession in the Civic Sphere
Bells and the urban soundscape
Regulating the sounds of profane life
Song in the public sphere
Sound in public religious spectacles
V. Music, Sound, and Processional Culture
Corpus Christi processions
The Corpus Christi procession in Munich
Good Friday processions
Processions of supplication and triumph
VI. Sound, Pilgrimage, and the Spiritual Geography of Counter-Reformation Bavaria
Pilgrimage in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
The music of pilgrimage: songs and litanies
Bavarian pilgrimage songs
The litany in Bavarian pilgrimage
Sound in the practice of pilgrimage
En route and upon arrival
A pilgrimage to St. Benno in Munich

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