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By Julie C. Dunbar

Ladies, song, tradition is an undergraduate textbook at the heritage and contribution of ladies in various musical genres and professions. transparent writing, compelling narrative, and greater than fifty guided listening examples convey the realm of girls in song to lifestyles. It incorporates a big variety of pedagogical aids, together with an abundance of images, a accomplished better half site, severe considering routines, in addition to a working thesaurus that enhances key figures and phrases. overlaying vital figures in paintings tune and renowned tune, it examines a group of girls fascinated with the area of track, together with composers, manufacturers, shoppers, performers, technicians, moms, educators and listeners.

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2, note the changing vocal timbres as characters dialogue back and forth as they would in a spoken play. In this segment, the characters include the unhappy or unfortunate soul (Infelix Anima), the Virtues, the Knowledge of God (Scientia Dei), and the “Loud Voice of the Devil” (Strepitus diaboli). Notice that it is the devil’s loud, spoken voice that opens the excerpt. 1 “Kyrie” Hildegard von Bingen Score available in the New Historical Anthology of Music by Women Playlist LISTENING FOCUS Listen for three segments that follow the three-part text.

7:23 Virtues: “Who are you God, who held such great counsel in yourself, a counsel that destroyed the draught of hell . . ” 8:41 Virtues continue: “Almighty Father, from you flowed a fountain in fiery love . . ” (italicized words in harmony) 8:56 Virtues continue: “guide your children into a fair wind . . ” (final words in harmony) The play continues with a processional. 33 34 TELLING MUSICAL STORIES Both the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum and the Ordo Virtutum showcase Hildegard’s ability to connect her spirituality with her musical aesthetic.

Antiphons were sung before and after psalms, while the responsory was a musical response to an intoned reading or lesson. In the medieval period it was not uncommon for members of religious communities to rise during the night to perform the Office at designated hours. In later years, however, much more flexibility was allowed. 1 Genre Focus: The Mass and the Office The Mass and the Office are two major liturgies of the Roman Catholic Church. They have also been set to music for centuries, and are often performed as concert works that are not intended for worship.

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