Music and the identity process the national churches of Rome and their networks in the early modern period / edited by Michela Berti and Émilie Corswarem with the collaboration of Jorge Morales.

Turnhout : Brepols [2019]
433 pages : many illustrations (mostly color), music ; 29 cm.
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Church music -- Italy -- Rome -- 16th century.
Music -- Italy -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Church music.
Italy -- Rome.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Important centres of charity, hospitality and representation, the national churches of Rome were also major hubs of musical production. This collective work is the fruit of several years of largely unpublished research on the musical life of these institutions, considered for the first time as a whole.What it primarily brings to light is the common model which emerged from the interactions between the national churches, as well as between these and other Roman churches, in musical matters - eloquent example of a unifying cultural paradigm. The repertories used by these churches, the ceremonies and celebrations they orchestrated in the 'teatro del mondo' which Rome constituted at the time, their role in the placing of musicians within the city's professional networks are just some of the themes explored in this work. The cultural exchanges between the national churches and the "nations" that they represented in the pontifical city form another important area of investigation: whether musical or devotional, connecting places of worship and private palaces or extending from one side of the Alps to the other, these exchanges reveal the permeability that characterised many national traditions. At the heart of this richly illustrated study are two fundamental lines of inquiry: the first concerns the processes of identity construction developed by communities installed in foreign lands, the second line of inquiry is cultural hybridity. In pursuing these, we aim to further understanding of the dialectics of exchange at work in Rome during the modern period.
Machine generated contents note: Music and the Identity Process: The National Churches of Rome and their Networks in the Early Modern Period / Emilie Corswarem
I. The Musical Model of National Churches in Rome
Cappella fissa
- Cappella mobile: The Organisation of Musicians for Major Feastdays at Rome's National Churches / Noel O'Regan
A Close Look at S. Antonio dei Portoghesi and Roman Life: The Testimony of Father Manuel de Campos / Cristina Fernandes
Music Cultivation in Roman National Churches before the Council of Trent / Klaus Pietschmann
A New Organ for S. Maria dell'Anima. The Notarial Contract of and the History of the `German National Church' in Rome in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century / Tobias Daniels
Alessandro Scarlatti and the Spanish National Church of S. Giacomo degli Spagnoli / Jose Maria Dominguez
The Musical Archive of the Spanish National Church of S. Maria in Monserrato in Rome / Esteban Hernandez Castello
II. Music and the Identity Process
a). Identity and Repertory
Identity Affirmation and Roman Conformity: The Festive Calendars of the National Churches / Bernard Dompnier
Daily Liturgy and `Internal' Musical Practices in S. Antonio dei Portoghesi / Cristina Fernandes
S. Luigi dei Francesi in the Seventeenth Century: A Laboratory for Music, Liturgy and Identity / Galliano Ciliberti
Evidence of a `More Hispano' Polyphonic Passion at the Spanish National Church of S. Maria in Monserrato in Rome / Esteban Hernandez Castello
S. Luigi dei Francesi's Volume of Masses Dating from 133 J: An Example of French Polyphony / Emilie Corswarem
The Musical Collection of S. Luigi dei Francesi: On the Trail of National Character / Michela Derti
b). The Construction of National Identity from Self-Representation and Conflict
To Obey the Pope and to Serve the King: Cardinals, Identity and Ceremony in the National Churches c.1700 / Jose Maria Dominguez
Liturgy and Bureaucracy
-Bureaucracy as Liturgy / Bruno Boute
Political Images and the National Churches of Rome c.1640 / Diana Carrio-Invernizzi
Musical Practices and Identity. The Story of the Roman Sojourn (l623
27) of Maurice of Savoy, Crown-Cardinal of France / Jorge Morales
Self-Fashioning a French Cultural Persona in Rome: Marie-Anne de la Tremoille (1683
86) / Anne-Madeleine Goulet
Portuguese Celebrations in Rome, between the Embassy and the National Church: Sacred and Secular Music for the Glory of the King / Cristina Fernandes
III. National Churches: Network in Rome and Cultural Transfer
`Inhabitants of Various Nations' in Rome from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century / Domenico Rocciolo
Foreign Musicians and Musical Networks in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome: Spanish Composers between the Oratory and the National Churches / Anne Piejus
Oratorio Musical Traditions in Rome: Portuguese Connections / Cristina Fernandes
The Musical Patronage of a Cardinal Protector: Otto Truchsess von Waldburg in Rome / Francesco Pezzi
Portuguese Young Musicians under Royal Patronage in Rome and their Relations with the National Church: Some Pieces of the Puzzle / Cristina Fernandes
The Role of the National Church of S. Antonio dei Portoghesi in the `Romanisation' of the Lisbon Royal and Patriarchal Chapel / Cristina Fernandes
Afterword / Kate van Orden.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Berti, Michela, editor.
Corswarem, Émilie, editor.
Morales, Jorge, editor.
Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance.