10 May 2016

Identity, Intertextuality, and Performance in Early Modern Song Culture

 

Singing together is a tried and true method of establishing and maintaining a group’s identity. Identity, Intertextuality, and Performance in Early Modern Song Culture for the first time explores comparatively the dynamic process of group formation through the production and appropriation of songs in various European countries and regions.

Drawing on oral, handwritten and printed sources, with examples ranging from 1450 to 1850, the authors investigate intertextual patterns, borrowing of melodies, and performance practices as these manifested themselves in a broad spectrum of genres including ballads, popular songs, hymns and political songs. The volume intends to be a point of departure for further comparative studies in European song culture. 

Prof. Louis Peter Grijp en Dr Dieuwke van der Poel
Prof. Louis Peter Grijp en Dr Dieuwke van der Poel

Contributors

Ingrid Åkesson, Mary-Ann Constantine, Patricia Fumerton, Louis Peter Grijp, Éva Guillorel, Franz-Josef Holznagel, Tine de Koninck, Christopher Marsh, Hubert Meeus, Nelleke Moser, Dieuwke van der Poel, Sophie Reinders, David Robb, Clara Strijbosch, and Anne Marieke van der Wal.

Dutch Songs On Line

The volume is one of the results of the NWO-funded project Dutch Songs On Line, led by Dr Dieuwke van der Poel, Prof. Louis Peter Grijp and Prof. Els Stronks. In this project, more than 53,000 song texts were made accessible through the Dutch Song Database (Nederlandse Liederenbank) and 900 songbooks were scanned.

 

  • Title: Identity, Intertextuality, and Performance in Early Modern Song Culture
  • Authors: Dieuwke van der Poel, Louis Peter Grijp, Wim van Anrooij (eds.)
  • Publisher: Brill, 2016
  • ISBN: 9789004314979