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

Holy Chord Within Sacred Walls' examines musical culture both inside and outside 17th-century Sienese convents. The nuns produced 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
eBook, English, 2001
Oxford University Press, New York, 2001
1 online resource (304 pages)
9780195350975, 9780195132953, 0195350979, 0195132955
Contents; Abbreviations; A Note to the Reader; Introduction; 1. "Illustrious Sienese Women Worthy of Remembrance": Nuns and Convent Life in Siena, 1550-1700; 2. Gl'angeli mettano una corona alla monaca che canta: Musical Activities in the Early Modern Sienese Convent; 3. Veni, veni soror nostra: Clothing, Profession, and Consecration Ceremonies in Sienese Convents; 4. Foolish Virgins: Music in Sienese Convent Theatrical Productions during the Seventeenth Century; 5. Divas in the Convent: The Role of Music in the vite of Sienese Holy Women. 6. Alla città ritorna: The Chigi, the Convent, and Opera in Siena, 1669-16867. Weeping and Rejoicing: Lamentations and Motets for Nuns in Seventeenth-Century Siena; Appendix 1: Documents; Appendix 2: Spiritual Autobiography of Maria Francesca Piccolomini; Appendix 3: Spiritual Biography of Maria Francesca Piccolomini; Glossary; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index