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Author Bennett, Peter, 1965- author.

Title Music and power at the court of Louis XIII : sounding the liturgy in early modern France / Peter Bennett
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume.)
Contents Introduction. Music, Liturgy and Power -- David's Harp, Apollo's Lyre: Psalms, Music and Kingship in the Sixteenth Century -- Accession : The Coronation, the Holy Spirit, and the Phoenix -- The Sword of David and the Battle against Heresy -- The Penitent King -- Pillars of Justice and Piety : The Entrée, the Te Deum, and the Exaudiat te Dominus -- Plainchant and the Politics of Rhythm : The Royal Abbey of Montmartre and the Royal Congregation of the Oratory of Jesus Christ -- Succession : The Vow of 1638 and Christ the King -- Epilogue and Conclusion
Summary "What role did sacred music play in mediating Louis XIII's grip on power in the early seventeenth century? How can a study of music as 'sounding liturgy' contribute to the wider discourse on absolutism and 'the arts' in early modern France? Taking the scholarship of the so-called 'ceremonialists' as a point of departure, Peter Bennett engages with Weber's seminal formulation of power to consider the contexts in which liturgy, music and ceremonial legitimated the power of a king almost continuously engaged in religious conflict. Numerous musical settings show that David, the psalmist, musician, king and agent of the Holy Spirit, provided the most enduring model of kingship; but in the final decade of his life, as Louis dedicated the Kingdom to the Virgin Mary, the model of 'Christ the King' became even more potent - a model reflected in a flowering of musical publication and famous paintings by Vouet and Champaigne"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643.
Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643.
Church music -- Catholic Church -- 17th century
Church music -- France -- 17th century
Music -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 17th century
Church music -- Catholic Church.
Church music.
Music -- Political aspects.
France -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108906044