Holy Concord within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, by Colleen Reardon

By Colleen Reardon

This quantity examines musical tradition either in and out seventeenth-century Sienese convents. not like prior reports of Italian convent track, this e-book attracts upon archival resources to reconstruct an ecclesiastical tradition that celebrated track internally and shared song freely with the neighborhood outdoors convent partitions. Colleen Reardon argues that cloistered girls in Siena loved an important measure of freedom to have interaction in musical targets. The nuns produced a extraordinary physique of labor together with motets, lamentations, theatrical performs or even an opera. for this reason, the convent grew to become a massive cultural heart in Siena that loved the aid and encouragement of its clergy and lay community.

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