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Part 1 provides an overview of Italian confraternities and their uses of music and then moves to a review of Bolognese musical institutions between about 1575 and 1800, with a history of oratorio as cultivated there.
Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities in Early Modern Italy.
Membership in the MIA and other Bergamasque confraternities was open to men of all social ranks.
In conclusion, this work adds important information to our understanding of Italian confraternities, of lay-clerical relations, and of informal power structures in provincial towns.
The role of confraternities was important for supporting music in churches, and often resulted in tremendous growth as confraternities became more popular.
Exploring associations of lay people who gathered regularly to pray and carry out charitable activities in medieval and early modern Europe, historians cover birth and development, devotion and prayer, good works, confraternities in a transcultural world, and arts and letters.
These used the ballata form, in which a stanza of varying length is followed by a two - line refrain, and were composed for lay confraternities. The outstanding early master of lauda was Jacopone da Todi (1230 - 1306).
A full list of payments to musicians for this procession by four Roman confraternities (SS.
Terpstra has done an impressive job of tracing the charitable and religious activities of the confraternities in the light of Bologna's continually changing political landscape.
Bodel probably held public office in Arras and certainly belonged to one of its puys, or literary confraternities. He planned to go on the Fourth Crusade but, stricken with leprosy, was admitted to a lazar house, where he died.
had used more material on confraternities. Much research has been done in the area of confraternity life, and the passing reference to the work of James Banker only hints at the complex role confraternities played in resocializing the dead into society.