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Author Peters, Gretchen, 1962-
Title The Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities : Players, Patrons, and Politics.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Subject Music -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 15th century.
Music patronage -- France -- History -- 15th century.
Music -- France -- 15th century -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents Cover; The Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Playing before the council: civic patronage in southern France; Languedoc: Montpellier, Narbonne, Nîmes; Montpellier; Narbonne; Nîmes; Southwestern France: Toulouse, Albi, and Bordeaux; Toulouse; Bordeaux; Albi; Provence: Avignon, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, and Apt; Avignon; Marseilles; Aix-en-Provence, Apt, and Orange; 2 In honor of nobility: civic patronage in central France; The Loire Valley: Tours and Orléans.
Champagne: Troyes, Reims, and Châlons-en-ChampagneTroyes; Reims; Châlons-en-Champagne; Burgundy: Dijon; Rhône-Alpes region: Lyons; 3 For the honor and pleasure of the city: civic patronage in northern France; Flanders: Lille, Saint-Omer, Tournai, Arras, and Douai; Lille; Saint-Omer; Tournai, Arras, and Douai; North of Paris: Beauvais and Amiens; Beauvais; Amiens; 4 From confraternal processions to weddings to bathhouses: freelancing in the urban environment; Charitable associations; Churches; Universities; Weddings; On the streets and at festivities; Inns and bathhouses; Teaching.
Instrument makingNon-musical sources of income; 5 Playing en couble: professional relationships among minstrels; Confraternities; Guilds; Apprenticeships; Journeymen relationships; Partnerships; Minstrel schools; 6 "A minister of Satan" and "an honor to the city": conflicting images of the medieval minstrel; The musician as itinerant outcast; The musician as respected member of the city; Economic status of musicians; Mobility of musicians; Musicians' residences; The musician as individual; Appendix: musical instruments in the archival records of the study; Bombard.
Chaplechou (chaplechou, chappe chault)Coradois; Cornet sarrasinois; Cornet; Cornamusa (cornamuza); Douçaine (doussaine, dossena); Fiddle (viele, vieille, vielle); Flute (flahut, flaut, flote, pifanssa); Gittern (citare, citara, cithara, ghistern, gistern, guitarn); Harp (arpa, arpe, harpe, herpe); Horn (cor, corn); Hurdy-gurdy (chiffonye, chifognie, simphognie); Lute (laut, lauza, leu, leuz, leut, leute, luz); Nakers (nachar, nacar, naquar); Organ (organ, orgue, orgues, orguene); Pipe and tabor (tabor, tabourin, tambourin, tabourin cum fistula, tympanum cum fistula); Psaltery (psalterion).
Rebec (rabec, rebec, robec)Shawm (calamilla, chalamela, chalamyna, chalimale, challemye, charamella, charamina, charmayre, chemaule, hault bois); Timballa and timbol (tamborello); Trumpet (cleron, namphil, trompa, trompeta, trompilh); Bibliography; Inventories; Aix-en-Provence; Albi; Amiens; Arras; Avignon; Beauvais; Cambrai; Châlons-sur-Marne; Dijon; Douai; Lyons; Marseilles; Montpellier; Nîmes; Orange; Orléans; Rouen; Toulouse; Troyes; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index; Index of musicians.
Summary Based upon newly uncovered archival evidence, this book establishes urban musical traditions of over twenty cities in late medieval France.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139570831
9781139569026 (electronic bk.)
1139569023 (electronic bk.)
9780511862526 (electronic bk.)
0511862520 (electronic bk.)
9781139572583 (e-book)
OCLC # 817870449
Additional Format Print version: Peters, Gretchen. Musical Sounds of Medieval French Cities : Players, Patrons, and Politics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012 9781107010611