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Dans les villes de l’Ouest : des musiciens venus d’ailleurs…(XVIIe-XVIIIsiècle)

Sylvie Granger
p. 107-126

Abstracts

The chronic instability of the musicians of old, whether church musicians or not, entails lively migratory movements – easier to follow for those of church musicians, which are recorded in the archives of the chapters employing them. Instability and mobility bring about the arrival of many outside musicians in many Western towns: in Le Mans, six musicians out of ten were born over 50 kilometres away. Towards the end of the ancien régime, the larger churches employ musicians of whom two thirds at least come from another diocese – the ratio reaching 100% at Saint-Martin de Tours in 1790. The maps drawn up show that these musicians come mainly from the northern half of the kingdom, with the exception of Brittany, which seems poorly linked with the main itineraries. But some have come from much farther afield: Italian or Germanic musicians are not seldom to be found in the western towns; and the youth of Caen learnt dancing for several decades with a dancing-master born in Santo Domingo!

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Bibliographical reference

Sylvie Granger, « Dans les villes de l’Ouest : des musiciens venus d’ailleurs…(XVIIe-XVIIIsiècle) », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 112-3 | 2005, 107-126.

Electronic reference

Sylvie Granger, « Dans les villes de l’Ouest : des musiciens venus d’ailleurs…(XVIIe-XVIIIsiècle) », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest [Online], 112-3 | 2005, Online since 20 September 2007, connection on 23 May 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abpo/1123 ; DOI : 10.4000/abpo.1123

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Sylvie Granger

Maître de conférences en histoire moderne LHAMANS – Université du Maine

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© Presses universitaires de Rennes

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