Holy Concord within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700

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Oxford University Press, 13 gru 2001 - 304
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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 center in Siena that enjoyed the support and encouragement of its clergy and lay community.

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Introduction
3
Nuns and Convent Life in Siena 15501700
9
Musical Activities in the Early Modern Sienese Convent
30
Clothing Profession and Consecration Ceremonies in Sienese Convents
50
Music in Sienese Convent Theatrical Productions during the Seventeenth Century
75
The Role of Music in the vite of Sienese Holy Women
98
The Chigi the Convent and Opera in Siena 16691686
123
Lamentations and Motets for Nuns in SeventeenthCentury Siena
154
Documents
192
Spiritual Autobiography of Maria Francesca Piccolomini
201
Spiritual Biography of Maria Francesca Piccolomini
209
Glossary
219
Notes
223
Selected Bibliography
273
Index
283
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