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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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The Porous Grate

The Porous Grate

Teaching Music in Church and Parlor

(p.234) Chapter 6 The Porous Grate
Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?

Jonathan E. Glixon

Oxford University Press

There were several reasons why the nunneries found it necessary to hire male music teachers. While in most cases new nuns learned plainchant from the older members of the choir, in certain situations outside expertise was required. Novices also required training in singing their portions of the rituals of clothing and profession, a role often carried out by secular professionals. The nunneries also housed young women resident students, whose studies, in addition to languages and comportment, sometimes included vocal or instrumental music. Teachers for these various purposes included G. B. Volpe, Giovanni Rovetta, Bartolomeo Barbarino, and Francesco Cavalli. All of these activities involved potentially dangerous interactions between the nuns and unrelated men, so the civil and ecclesiastical authorities attempted to maintain close control, if necessary arresting and trying men, including the organist Giovanni Pichi, who violated procedures.

Keywords:   music teaching, Giovanni Battista Volpe, Giovanni Rovetta, Bartolomeo Barbarino, Francesco Cavalli, Giovanni Pichi, teachers

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