Antonio Chemotti: Music at exequies in Italy (1550-1650): official regulations, social meaning, and affects

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April 19, 2017

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COST Action IS1301

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Sita Steckel, « Antonio Chemotti: Music at exequies in Italy (1550-1650): official regulations, social meaning, and affects », COST Action IS1301, ID : 10670/1.4yce46


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Trying to reconstruct the history and geography of polyphonic music pro mortuis in Italy between 1550 and 1650, we face a situation full of contradictions, where theory and practice, official regulations and extant sources rarely agree. In order to gain a proper understanding of the role of plainchant, polyphonic music and instruments during death rituals, my research brings together different kinds of sources: liturgical books like caeremonialia and ritualia, diaries of masters of ceremonies...

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