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, pp. 17-24. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika.


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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.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-67931
Title of Book: La voz del pueblo en el espacio cultural europeo: El pueblo y su identidad
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
Volume: 14
Page Range: pp. 17-24
Date: 2015
Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
ISSN: 1438-6887
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Zentrum für Lateinamerika
Subjects: Music
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Music, Belgium, 15th century, RenaissanceEnglish
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Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6793


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