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The Participation of Townspeople Making Music in Public Events in the Low Countries in the Fifteenth Century

Haggh-Huglo, Barbara (2015) The Participation of Townspeople Making Music in Public Events in the Low Countries in the Fifteenth Century. In: La voz del pueblo en el espacio cultural europeo: El pueblo y su identidad. Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerikaforschung, 14. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika, pp. 17-24.

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    Musicians, rhetoricians and crossbowmen, all of them employed by the city of Brussels, acted, sang and played instruments during the "Ommegang" procession in the 15th century in the main square, some of them during other processions, too. In Bruges, instrumentalists and singers took part in the representation of biblical scenes on street corners, which were part of the entry of Philip III the Good, Duke of Burgundy, into the city around the year 1440. The members of the clergy who knew music sang plainchant in all of these three roles, and independent musicians probably participated, too, even though the documents don't name them or describe their function. Except for the disabled, who marched in a procession on their own, the "common people" were only spectators of these events, which were planned in advance. The evidence that remains indicates that the voices of the "common people" remained hidden in these events, which were intended to promote civic unity.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Haggh-Huglo, Barbara
    Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Corporate Creators: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-67931
    Series Name: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerikaforschung
    Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
    ISSN: 1438-6887
    Volume: 14
    Subjects: Music
    Geography and history
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Music, Belgium, 15th century, RenaissanceEnglish
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC)
    Language: English
    Date: 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 10:50:15
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6793

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