Couperin, Lully, Clérambault, et al.
Music of New Orleans: Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736)
à la Nouvelle-Orléans. Receuil d’airs spirituels des
Essays by: Jean Duron, Jennifer Gipson, Andrew Justice, Alfred E.
Lemmon, Mark McKnight. Edited by Alfred E. Lemmon
Historic New Orleans
Collection. New Orleans, 2014. Oblong, 27 x 21 cm, 29, 254 pp. $110
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In 1754 the Ursuline nuns of New Orleans received a gift from France,
an illustrated manuscript copy entitled “Nouvelles poésies spirituelles
et morales”. The ms consists of a compilation of contrafacts—popular
melodies reworked with spiritual lyrics. The Historic New Orleans
Collection acquired the ms in 1998 and now is pleased to present a
full-color facsimile accompanied by in-depth commentaries in English
and French. The composers include Couperin, Lully, Clérambault and many
others. The contributing essays on sacred parody and music in colonial
Louisiana provide scholars and performers alike with new insight into
this genre. Wrappers.
OMI - Old Manuscripts & Incunabula PO
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