Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780195134896
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868049 | DOI:

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This chapter is concerned with the final century of music at the scuole piccole, ending with their suppression in 1807 after the Napoleonic conquest of Venice. Many scuole during this period hired well-known maestri di cappella, including Baldassare Galuppi, Ferdinando Bertoni, and Antonio Polarolo, to coordinate music for their annual festivals. Some also sponsored music for the Christmas novena, for tridui in February and August, and for Lent (when some performed passions). Several employed salaried choirs of priests for monthly or weekly events or for Lenten processions. Another group paid for musicians to accompany them to Rome for jubilees in 1700 and 1725. Also, as in previous centuries, the parish-based Holy Sacrament Confraternities built and maintained organs and employed organists.

Keywords: maestro di cappella; Baldassare Galuppi; jubilee; organs; organists; patronal feasts

Chapter.  10985 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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