«S’oda in ciel sempr’ecchegiare: “viva pur felsina viva!"»: Patriotism in Bolognese Oratorios

Churnside, Carrie (2019) «S’oda in ciel sempr’ecchegiare: “viva pur felsina viva!"»: Patriotism in Bolognese Oratorios. In: Dramma scolastico e oratorio nell'età barocca. Edizioni del Conservatorio di Musica "F. Cilea", Reggio Calabria, pp. 228-249. ISBN 978‑88‑87970‑11‑1

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The oratorio flourished in Bologna during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Whilst a number of factors contributed to its popularity, in his key survey of the genre, The Oratorio in Bologna (1650-1730) Victor Crowther argues that civic pride played an important part in the phenomenon. This is reflected not only in the number of oratorios devoted to local saints (including Santa Catterina de’ Vigri and San Petronio) but also those in which Bologna herself features as a character in the drama. Taking as its focus a number of oratorios and dramatic cantatas from the period, this essay examines the ways in which patriotism is conveyed, highlighting the extent to which these works are reflections of contemporary ideas of what it means to be Bolognese in this period.

Item Type: Book Section
18 April 2019Published Online
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-03 - Italian studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Carrie Churnside
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:54
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7602

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