Female-voice song and women's musical agency in the middle ages

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Brill,, Volume volume 5, Leiden, Netherlands Boston, United States, p.1 online resource. (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00860809, (OCoLC)fst01168379, (OCoLC)fst01178182, (OCoLC)fst01178528, (OCoLC)fst01200999, 500-1400, 500-1400., Church music, Church music., fast, History and criticism., Sex role in music., Vocal music, Vocal music., Women musicians., Women singers.


Includes index.Introduction. Female Authorship, Female Voice, and Female-Voice / Anna Kathryn Grau and Lisa Colton -- PART 1. Ritual Discourse. The Feminine Voice in the Early Islamicate Courts (661-1000) / Lisa Nielson ; Music, Liturgy, and the Discursive Construction of Gender in a Thirteenth-Century Double Monastery / Lauren Purcell-Joiner ; A Female-Voice Ceremonial from Medieval Castile / David Catalunya ; Religious Reform and Liturgical Change in the Fifteenth Century : Chant as Women's Protest Music / Claire Taylor Jones -- PART 2. Materiality. Beyond this Mist : Uncovering Material Multiplicities in Amis, amis / Rachel May Golden ; Transmission of Female-Voice Motets in Late Thirteenth-Century Manuscripts / Anna Kathryn Grau ; Chants for the Holy Trinity of Barking Abbey : Ethelburg, Hildelith, and Wulfhild / Anne Bagnall Yardley -- PART 3. Subjectivity and Emotion. Handmade Women : The Manufacture of Femininity in the Chansons de femme / Helen Dell ; The Voice of Emotion : Constructing an Identity for the Comtessa de Dia in Performance / Leah Stuttard ; "Going all the Way with Marot" : Empowerment in the Pastourelle Motet L'autrier m'esbatoie/Demenant grant joie/MANERE / Lisa Colton ; Sexuality, Pedagogy, and Women's Emotions in Middle English Songs / Carissa M. Harris ; "Who cannot wepe come lerne at me" : Voicing Refrains in Late Medieval Passion Lyric / Melissa Tu -- PART 4. Representation. A Song from the Mound : The Female Voice as a Repository for Genealogical Knowledge in Hyndluljóð / Annemari Ferreira ; Eye, Mouth, and Heart : The Female-Voiced Contrafacta of Can vei la lauzeta mover / Meghan Quinlan ; A Musical Letter from Eleanor of Provence to Margaret of Scotland : Patronage as Authorship in the Sequence Ex te lux oritur / Gillian L. Gower ; Female Voice in the Trecento Song / Angelica Vomera ; Saints and Sinners : The Representation of Women in Late-Medieval English Carols / Louise McInnes."This collection of seventeen essays newly identifies contributions to musical culture made by women before 1500 across Europe. You will learn about repertoire from such diverse locations as Iceland, Spain, and Italy, and encounter examples of musicianship from the gender-fluid professional musicians at the Islamicate courts of Syria to the nuns of Barking Abbey in England. The book shows that women drove musical patronage, dissemination, composition, and performance, including within secular and ecclesiastical contexts, and also reflects on the reception of medieval women's musical agency by both medieval poets and by modern recording artists. Contributors are David Catalunya, Lisa Colton, Helen Dell, Annemari Ferreira, Rachel Golden, Gillian L. Gower, Anna Kathryn Grau, Carissa M. Harris, Louise McInnes, Lisa Nielson, Lauren Purcell-Joiner, Megan Quinlan, Leah Stuttard, Claire Taylor Jones, Melissa Tu, Angelica Vomera, and Anne Bagnall Yardley"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.