Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2747
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Yardley , Anne Bagnall.
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  • Title: Was Anonymous a Woman? [suggests that some liturgical chants may have been composed by nuns].
  • Source: Women Composers: Music Through the Ages.  Edited by Martha Furman Schleifer and Sylvia Glickman.  Volume 1 Composers Born Before 1599. G.K. Hall ; Prentice Hall International, 1996.  Pages 69 - 72.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Composers Liturgy Monasticism Music Nuns Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Table: Two tables. Table One lists the pieces in the Barking hymnal (Cambridge, Trinity College, 1226) that survive only in that manuscript. Three of the hymns honor St. Ethelburga. The fourth in honor of her brother, St. Erkenwald. Table Two lists the pieces in the Chester Processional (San Marino, California, Huntington Library, EL 34 B.7) that survive only in that manuscript. Five of the pieces are for the celebration of Shere Thursday. The final two items are a responsory for Saint Benedict and a Christmas hymn.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Drew University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816109265