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Music and urban society in colonial Latin America /
edited by Geoffrey Baker and Tess Knighton.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
description
xix, 371 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
9780521766869 (hardback)
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
isbn
9780521766869 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. The resounding city Geoffrey Baker; 2. Music and ritual in urban spaces: the case of Lima, c.1600 Tess Knighton; 3. A conflicted relationship: music, power and the inquisition in viceregal Mexico City Javier Marín López; 4. Making music, writing myth: urban Guadalupan ritual in eighteenth-century New Spain Drew Edward Davies; 5. 'Gold was music to their ears': conflicting sounds in Santafe; (Nuevo Reino de Granada), 1540-1590 Egberto Bermúdez; 6. The 'spirit of independence' in the Fiesta de la Naval of Caracas David Coifman; 7. Employment, enfranchisement and liminality: ecclesiastical musicians in early modern Manila David R. M. Irving; 8. Chapelmasters and musical practice in Brazilian cities in the eighteenth century Paulo Castagna and Jaelson Trindade; 9. Music, authority and civilization in Rio de Janeiro (1763-1790) Rogério Budasz; 10. Transcending the walls of the churches: the circulation of music and musicians in Santiago de Chile Alejandro Vera; 11. The slave's progress: music as profession in Criollo Buenos Aires Bernardo Illari; 12. Urban music in the wilderness: ideology and power in the Jesuit reducciones, 1609-1767 Leonardo J. Waisman; 13. Enlightened Reformism versus Jesuit Utopia: music in the foundation of El Carmen de Guarayos (Moxos, Bolivia), 1793-1801 Mari;a Gembero Ustárroz; Bibliography; Appendices.
abstract
"The Spanish colonial project in Latin America from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was distinctly urban in focus. The impact of the written word on this process was explored in Ángel Rama's seminal book The Lettered City, and much has been written by historians of art and architecture on its visible manifestations, yet the articulation of sound, urban geography and colonial power - 'the resounding city' - has been passed over in virtual silence. This collection of essays by leading scholars examines the role of music in Spanish colonial urbanism in the New World and explores the urban soundscape and music profession as spheres of social contact, conflict, and negotiation. The contributors demonstrate the role of music as a vital constituent part of the colonial city, as Rama did for writing, and therefore illustrate how musicology may illuminate and take its place in the broader field of Latin American urban history"--
catalogue key
7600267
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"There has been significant scholarship on the musical life of colonial North America but far less about the even richer musical culture of Mexico, and Central and South America. The 13 chapters in this book, written primarily by music historians from Latin America who are fluent and immersed in the language and cultures of their chosen areas of expertise, fill this gap admirably. There are important chapters on Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Buenos Aires, just to name a few, and seven valuable appendices, including one with an "Inventory of music and instruments in San Pedro in Moxos, 1796." --Early Music America
"There has been significant scholarship on the musical life of colonial North America but far less about the even richer musical culture of Mexico, and Central and South America. The 13 chapters in this book, written primarily by music historians from Latin America who are fluent and immersed in the language and cultures of their chosen areas of expertise, fill this gap admirably. There are important chapters on Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Buenos Aires, just to name a few, and seven valuable appendices, including one with an “Inventory of music and instruments in San Pedro in Moxos, 1796.” --Early Music America
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The fields of colonial history and urban music history are growing areas of interest within musicology. This collection of essays proposes a different view of the history of music in colonial Latin America, and will be of interest to social and cultural historians as well as musicologists.
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The fields of colonial history and urban music history are growing areas of interest within musicology. This collection of essays proposes a new view of the history of music in colonial Latin America, and will be of interest to social and cultural historians as well as musicologists.
Library of Congress Summary
"The Spanish colonial project in Latin America from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was distinctly urban in focus. The impact of the written word on this process was explored in Ángel Rama's seminal book The Lettered City, and much has been written by historians of art and architecture on its visible manifestations, yet the articulation of sound, urban geography and colonial power - 'the resounding city' - has been passed over in virtual silence. This collection of essays by leading scholars examines the role of music in Spanish colonial urbanism in the New World and explores the urban soundscape and music profession as spheres of social contact, conflict, and negotiation. The contributors demonstrate the role of music as a vital constituent part of the colonial city, as Rama did for writing, and therefore illustrate how musicology may illuminate and take its place in the broader field of Latin American urban history"--
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The Spanish colonial project in Latin America from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was distinctly urban in focus. The impact of the written word on this process was explored in Angel Rama's seminal book The Lettered City, and much has been written by historians of art and architecture on its visible manifestations, yet the articulation of sound, urban geography and colonial power - 'the resounding city' - has been passed over in virtual silence. This collection of essays by leading scholars examines the role of music in Spanish colonial urbanism in the New World and explores the urban soundscape and music profession as spheres of social contact, conflict, and negotiation. The contributors demonstrate the role of music as a vital constituent part of the colonial city, as Rama did for writing, and therefore illustrate how musicology may illuminate and take its place in the broader field of Latin American urban history.

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