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GATHERING TOGETHER: Ritual and Ceremony at the Scuole Grandi

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/9780195134896.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the religious rituals and ceremonies of the scuole grandi. The ceremonial calendars included the most important religious and civic-religious occasions of the Venetian year, ... More


THE BEST IN THE CITY: Salaried Musicians, 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/9780195134896.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the salaried musicians of the six scuole grandi during their most active period, 1500-1650. The singers, usually four or five in each ensemble for processions, were ... More


CONCLUSIONS

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/9780195134896.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a brief final overview of the role of both scuole grandi and scuole piccole in the musical life of Venice.


ONLY A FEW APPEAR, AND OFTEN NONE: The Scuole in Decline, 1650–1807

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/9780195134896.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the final 150 years in the histories of the scuole grandi, from 1650 to 1807. During this period, for financial and political reasons, the confraternities limited their ... 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


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


SINGING PRAISES TO THE LORD: The Early Use of Professional Musicians, 1445–1500

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/9780195134896.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the issue of paid singers of polyphony. First used in the middle of the 15th century, these men were also brothers of the scuole grandi for which they sang. They were paid ... More


SINGING FOR THE SOULS OF OUR BROTHERS: Musical Beginnings to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century

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/9780195134896.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats the beginnings of musical practice at the scuole grandi. It begins with a discussion of the use of chant, in particular a 1365 collection of mass propers and ordinaries for the ... More


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