Devotional Music in the Iberian World, 1450-1800

Devotional Music in the Iberian World, 1450-1800

From the fifteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century, devotional music played a fundamental role in the Iberian world. Songs in the vernacular, usually referred to by the generic name of 'villancico', but including forms as varied as madrigals, ensaladas, tonos, cantatas or even oratorios, were regularly performed at many religious feasts in major churches, royal and private chapels, convents and in monasteries. These compositions appear to have progressively fulfilled or supplemented the role occupied by the Latin motet in other countries and, as they were often composed anew for each celebration, the surviving sources vastly outnumber those of Latin compositions; they can be counted in tens of thousands. The close relationship with secular genres, both musical, literary and performative, turned these compositions into a major vehicle for dissemination of vernacular styles throughout the Iberian world. This model of musical production was also cultivated in Portugal and rapidly exported to the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America and Asia. In many cases, the villancico repertory represents the oldest surviving source of music produced in these regions, thus affording it a primary role in the construction of national identities. The sixteen essays in this volume explore the development of devotional music in the Iberian world in this period, providing the first broad-based survey of this important genre.


Author
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
ISBN 1351569473
Pages 490 pages
Rating 4/5 (77 users)

More Books:

Devotional Music in the Iberian World, 1450-1800
Language: en
Pages: 490
Authors: Tess Knighton
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

From the fifteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century, devotional music played a fundamental role in the Iberian world. Songs in the vernacular,
Los Géneros Poéticos Del Siglo de Oro
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Anne Holloway
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-15 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

This collection of seventeen essays on Spanish Golden Age and Spanish American Colonial Poetry unites contributions from a cross-section of specialists in the f
Calderon: Love Is No Laughing Matter
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Sean Page
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Classical Texts

Although Calderon's comedy has received rather less attention than the other genres in which he excelled, it is widely acknowledged that his comic plays are inr
Applied Correspondence Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Sten Erik Clausen
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-06 - Publisher: SAGE

This volume provides readers with a simple, non-technical introduction to correspondence analysis (CA), a technique for summarily describing the relationships a
Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews, Vol. III
Language: en
Pages: 438
Authors: Samuel G. Armistead
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-15 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest m
Carajicomedia
Language: en
Pages: 611
Authors: Frank Domínguez
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

A study and edition of one of the most ignored works of early Spanish literature because of its strong sexual content, this work examines the social ideology th
Lingüística Misionera IV
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Otto Zwartjes
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This fourth volume on Missionary Linguistics focuses on lexicography. As with the previous three volumes (2004, on general issues, 2005, on orthography and phon
Travel, Time, and Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time
Language: en
Pages: 723
Authors: Albrecht Classen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-22 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Research on medieval and early modern travel literature has made great progress, which now allows us to take the next step and to analyze the correlations betwe
Secrets of Pinar's Game (2 vols)
Language: en
Pages: 950
Authors: Roger Boase
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-06 - Publisher: BRILL

In Secrets of Pinar’s Game, Roger Boase deciphers a card game completed in 1496 for Queen Isabel, Prince Juan, her daughters and her 40 court ladies. This boo
Under The Influence
Language: en
Pages: 385
Authors: Cynthia Robinson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: BRILL

A volume of eleven innovative essays on cultural production in medieval Castile, blending original archival work with a rigorous consideration of comparative me