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The Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities : Players, Patrons, and Politics.

Author: Gretchen Peters
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Based upon newly uncovered archival evidence, this book establishes urban musical traditions of over twenty cities in late medieval France.
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Peters, Gretchen.
Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities : Players, Patrons, and Politics.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Peters
ISBN: 9781139570831 1139570838 9781139569026 1139569023 9780511862526 0511862520
OCLC Number: 817870449
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Playing before the council: civic patronage in southern France; Languedoc: Montpellier, Narbonne, Nîmes; Montpellier; Narbonne; Nîmes; Southwestern France: Toulouse, Albi, and Bordeaux; Toulouse; Bordeaux; Albi; Provence: Avignon, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, and Apt; Avignon; Marseilles; Aix-en-Provence, Apt, and Orange; 2 In honor of nobility: civic patronage in central France; The Loire Valley: Tours and Orléans. Champagne: Troyes, Reims, and Châlons-en-ChampagneTroyes; Reims; Châlons-en-Champagne; Burgundy: Dijon; Rhône-Alpes region: Lyons; 3 For the honor and pleasure of the city: civic patronage in northern France; Flanders: Lille, Saint-Omer, Tournai, Arras, and Douai; Lille; Saint-Omer; Tournai, Arras, and Douai; North of Paris: Beauvais and Amiens; Beauvais; Amiens; 4 From confraternal processions to weddings to bathhouses: freelancing in the urban environment; Charitable associations; Churches; Universities; Weddings; On the streets and at festivities; Inns and bathhouses; Teaching. Instrument makingNon-musical sources of income; 5 Playing en couble: professional relationships among minstrels; Confraternities; Guilds; Apprenticeships; Journeymen relationships; Partnerships; Minstrel schools; 6 "A minister of Satan" and "an honor to the city": conflicting images of the medieval minstrel; The musician as itinerant outcast; The musician as respected member of the city; Economic status of musicians; Mobility of musicians; Musicians' residences; The musician as individual; Appendix: musical instruments in the archival records of the study; Bombard. Chaplechou (chaplechou, chappe chault)Coradois; Cornet sarrasinois; Cornet; Cornamusa (cornamuza); Douçaine (doussaine, dossena); Fiddle (viele, vieille, vielle); Flute (flahut, flaut, flote, pifanssa); Gittern (citare, citara, cithara, ghistern, gistern, guitarn); Harp (arpa, arpe, harpe, herpe); Horn (cor, corn); Hurdy-gurdy (chiffonye, chifognie, simphognie); Lute (laut, lauza, leu, leuz, leut, leute, luz); Nakers (nachar, nacar, naquar); Organ (organ, orgue, orgues, orguene); Pipe and tabor (tabor, tabourin, tambourin, tabourin cum fistula, tympanum cum fistula); Psaltery (psalterion). Rebec (rabec, rebec, robec)Shawm (calamilla, chalamela, chalamyna, chalimale, challemye, charamella, charamina, charmayre, chemaule, hault bois); Timballa and timbol (tamborello); Trumpet (cleron, namphil, trompa, trompeta, trompilh); Bibliography; Inventories; Aix-en-Provence; Albi; Amiens; Arras; Avignon; Beauvais; Cambrai; Châlons-sur-Marne; Dijon; Douai; Lyons; Marseilles; Montpellier; Nîmes; Orange; Orléans; Rouen; Toulouse; Troyes; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index; Index of musicians.

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"This is an excellent book that reveals much about the working conditions and contractual obligations that obtained in the musical life of medieval French cities." --Journal

 
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