Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13312
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Natvig , Mary.
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  • Title: Rich Clares, Poor Clares: Celebrating the Divine Office ["The goal of this study is to trace the role of music in the Clarissan liturgy throughout the development of the order, from its origins in the early thirteenth century through its reform more than two hundred years later. Most of the extant evidence comes from the interpretation of numerous rules that governed the sisters." (Page. 60). Appendices include two extracts from the "Acta sanctorum" that describe how the Poor Clares celebrate the Divine Office, an extract from "Historiae seu vitae sanctorum" by Surius again describing the performance of the Office, and a list of polyphonic manuscripts with possible connections to the convents of St. Clare].
  • Source: Women and Music 4, ( 2000): Pages 59 - 70.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Body Clare of Assisi, Saint Colette of Corbie, Saint Gregory IX, Pope Liturgy Liturgy- Offices Monasticism Music Poor Clares Order Popes Regula Singers and Singing Urban IV, Pope Urbanist Clares Order Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Illustrations: Two musical settings. Both are from Brussels, MS 1870, fol. 1v. They represent two versions of the "Benedicamus Domino" setting.
  • Table: Three tables. Table One Summary of rules governing Clarissan convents, 1212- 1434. Table Two Contents of Brussels, MS 1870 from an Urbanist Clares convent in Brussels, 1348. It contains numerous liturgical texts and includes examples of simple polyphony. Table Three List of convents of Saint Clare in France and the Low Countries.
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10907505
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