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Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Jonathan Glixon


This book presents a history of musical activities at Venetian lay confraternities — institutions that were crucial to the cultural and ceremonial life of Venice. It traces musical practices from the origins of the earliest confraternities in the mid-13th century to their suppression under the French and Austrian governments in the early 19th century. It first discusses the scuole grandi, the largest and most important of the Venetian confraternities. The scuole grandi hosted some of the most elaborate musical events in the Venetian calendar, including lavish annual festivities for each scuola ... More

Keywords: Venice, confraternities, scuole grandi, scuole piccole, lauda, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, music and ceremony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Glixon, author
University of Kentucky