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This can be the 1st specified heritage of musical actions at Venetian lay confraternities. in accordance with over twenty years of analysis in Venetian documents, the publication lines musical practices from the origins of the earliest confraternities within the mid-thirteenth century via their suppression less than the French and Austrian governments of Venice within the early 19th century. the 1st portion of the ebook treats the scuole grandi, the biggest and most crucial of the Venetian confraternities, and the one ones to take care of musical institutions for lengthy classes. the second one component of the e-book is worried with the scuole piccole, the varied less-important confraternities, occasionally as many as three hundred of which have been lively concurrently, positioned in church buildings all through Venice. Appendices comprise an try to reconstruct a calendar of musical occasions in any respect Venetian confraternities within the early eighteenth century, demonstrating the important function they performed within the cultural and ceremonial lifetime of this nice urban.

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