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Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?Venetian Nunneries and Their Music$
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Jonathan E. Glixon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190259129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190259129.001.0001

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Clothing Ceremonies, Professions, Consecrations, and Funerals

(p.104) Chapter 4 Transitions
Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?

Jonathan E. Glixon

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the rituals of transition in the lives of Venetian nuns: the clothing ceremony (or vestizione), the profession, and the consecration, as well as those for the election of an abbess and funerals. Music, often quite elaborate, was an essential part of these ceremonies, which made them very attractive to Venetians and visitors. The chapter identifies and discusses the rare surviving examples of large-scale music for these ceremonies, and also the fairly extensive eighteenth-century repertory, perhaps unique to Venice, of settings of the versetti, the dialogues between novice and celebrant, which may have been performed by the young nun herself, composed by well-known composers such as Galuppi, Furlanetto, and Grazioli. Although none of her music for such occasions is extant, there is evidence that Barbara Strozzi composed settings for at least one convent.

Keywords:   monacation, clothing ceremony, vestizione, profession, consecration, versetti, Baldassare Galuppi, Bonaventura Furlanetto, Giovanni Battista Grazioli, Barbara Strozzi

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