Download PDF by Colleen Reardon: Holy Concord within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena,

By Colleen Reardon

This quantity examines musical tradition either in and out seventeenth-century Sienese convents. not like prior reports of Italian convent song, this publication attracts upon archival assets to reconstruct an ecclesiastical tradition that celebrated song internally and shared tune freely with the neighborhood outdoor convent partitions. Colleen Reardon argues that cloistered ladies in Siena loved an important measure of freedom to interact in musical goals. The nuns produced a extraordinary physique of labor together with motets, lamentations, theatrical performs or even an opera. consequently, the convent grew to become a tremendous cultural middle in Siena that liked the aid and encouragement of its clergy and lay community.

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