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Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Jonathan Glixon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a history of musical activities at Venetian lay confraternities — institutions that were crucial to the cultural and ceremonial life of Venice. It traces musical practices from the ... More


SO SUPER‐EXCELLENT: Music for the Annual Festa, 1500–1650

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The most important musical event for a scuola grande was the annual celebration of the feast day of its patron saint. In the 16th and early 17th centuries, the scuole each hired some of the best ... More


The Fugal Canzona of the Late Renaissance

Paul Walker

in Fugue in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190056193
eISBN:
9780190056223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056193.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Not until the 1580s did composers begin to establish the canzona alla francese as an instrumental counterpart to, rather than an intabulation of, the French chanson. The center of this activity was ... More


Straining Belief: The Toccata

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“Straining Belief” examines manifestations of religious ecstasy in the keyboard toccata: an instrumental genre that pushes simulations of unbridled desire to unsurpassed limits—and, moreover, without ... More


Soprano as Fetish: Professional Singers in Early Modern Italy

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“Soprano as Fetish” traces the contexts within which a craze for female singers emerged in the late sixteenth century and eventually influenced nearly every aspect of music making. Starting with the ... More


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