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Prelude: Charting the Divine Office

Lila Collamore

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This Prelude provides an introduction to the daily round of the Divine Office, with an outline of the structure of each service (Matins, Lauds, Vespers, and the little hours), and offers descriptions ... More


The Development and Chronology of the Ambrosian Sanctorale: The Evidence of the Antiphon Texts

Terence Bailey

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the Milanese church is ancient and its liturgical practice unique, its independence must not lead us to assume that the Ambrosian liturgy and chant are entirely indigenous and uniformly old. ... More


From Office to Mass: The Antiphons of Vespers and Lauds and the Antiphons before the Gospel in Northern France

Anne Walters Robertson

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In at least five churches in northern France (Amiens, Bayeux, Chartres, St.-Corneille, and St.-Denis), an antiphon was sung before the Gospel in the celebration of the Mass. This practice seems to ... More


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


Choral and Congregational Singing in the Church Orders

Joseph Herl

in Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195365849
eISBN:
9780199864263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The church orders show that a wide variation existed within Germany as to whether the services were essentially choral or essentially congregational. Local variations also existed: in general, the ... More


Sacred Music: ‘I have thoroughly acquainted myself with that style since my youth’ 1

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most of Mozart's sacred music was composed for the Salzburg liturgy. Although the finest pieces date from the later years, the essential patterns were laid down earlier. As a boy in Paris he composed ... More


Organization and Functions of the Court Musicians

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The performance of secular music in these years took many forms. In the mix of court and church events, the value of a well-staffed corps of musicians, both singers and instrumentalists, is clear. ... More


The Psalms, Hymns, and Other Vespers Music by Martini and Brebis

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The double-chorus manuscripts Mod C1 and C2 fully represent the types of polyphonic Office compositions produced for Ercole’s chapel in the 1470s. Their style is closely constrained by the narrow ... 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


A Female Voice: Mary in Bach’s Magnificat Settings BWV 243 and 10

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on two settings of the Magnificat, the praise of Mary, a festive, Latin Magnificat, and a German chorale cantata based on the same text. The Magnificat is a piece about Christ’s ... More


The Feast of the Ass

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the “feast of the Ass” as part of the Feast of Fools during the mid-twelfth century. According to Pierre Louvet's account, the feast of the Circumcision was celebrated with an ... More


Giovanna De Guzman (Les Vêpres Siciliennes)

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes, first performed in the theater of the Académie Impériale de Musique in Paris on June 13, 1855. The libretto by Messieurs Scribe and Duveyrier was ... More


Eating in Silence in an English Benedictine Monastery

Richard D. G. Irvine

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the eating habits of English Benedictine communities. The eating patterns of English Benedictine monks do not differ radically from those of the wider English population; the ... More


Stephen Colwell

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Stephen Colwell (1800–1871) lived most of his life among the Philadelphia elite, enjoying a long and distinguished career as an industrialist and philanthropist. He also had considerable abilities as ... More


Sacred Narrative in the Divine Office

Benjamin Brand

in Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199351350
eISBN:
9780199351374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351350.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces the literary and musical development of Tuscan plainchant sung at the hours of the Divine Office, e.g. vespers, matins, lauds, and vespers, in honor of saints whose cults had been ... More


Sacred Choral Music from Mozart to Liszt

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195177428
eISBN:
9780199361946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177428.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is something of a catch-all that focuses primarily on sacred choral music that does not conveniently fit into the major genres that dominate the period. The discussion proceeds ... More


Ambrose’s Daytime Hymns and the Mystagogy of Nature

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198788225
eISBN:
9780191830181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788225.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

Chapter 3 begins the treatment of the hymns themselves. Prompted by Ambrose’s own description of the role of his hymns in promoting fervor and doctrinal unity in this crisis, it is argued that ... More


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