Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700 Colleen Reardon

ISBN: 9781280530753

Published: February 16th 2012

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289 pages


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Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700  by  Colleen Reardon

Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700 by Colleen Reardon
February 16th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 289 pages | ISBN: 9781280530753 | 8.20 Mb

This volume examines musical culture both inside and outside seventeenth-century Sienese convents. In contrast to earlier studies of Italian convent music, this book draws upon archival sources to reconstruct an ecclesiastical culture that celebratedMoreThis volume examines musical culture both inside and outside seventeenth-century Sienese convents. In contrast to earlier studies of Italian convent music, this book draws upon archival sources to reconstruct an ecclesiastical culture that celebrated music internally and shared music freely with the community outside convent walls.

Colleen Reardon argues that cloistered women in Siena enjoyed a significant degree of freedom to engage in musical pursuits. The nuns produced a remarkable body of work including motets, lamentations, theatrical plays and even an opera.

As a result, the convent became an important cultural centre in Siena that enjoyed the support and encouragement of its clergy and lay community.



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