Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls

Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls

Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700

eBook - 2002
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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 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781280530753
1280530758
9781429401760
1429401761
9780195132953
0195132955
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations

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