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The Problem of the Soneto in the Spanish Renaissance Vihuela Books

Ignacio Navarrete
The Sixteenth Century Journal
Vol. 23, No. 4 (Winter, 1992), pp. 769-789
DOI: 10.2307/2541732
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2541732
Page Count: 21
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Abstract

Scholars of both music and literature agree that the generic term soneto in the Spanish vihuela tablature books had no consistent meaning. However, systematic analysis shows that while the term often does not indicate the musical setting of a sonnet, it almost always indicates settings of hendecasyllabic poems. Book-by-book analysis and consideration of the composers' social milieus also provide a documentary history of the naturalization of the sonnet form in Spain, viewed from the perspective of musicians with only a secondary interest in literature. The investigation confirms expectations such as the gradual ascendancy of Spanish over Italian texts, but also suggests unanticipated results. For example, musical analysis provides evidence for the use of arie per cantar, generic musical settings permitting the singing of any metrically similar poetic text, throughout the sixteenth century, a practice that contradicts contemporary emphasis on the prosaic nature of these poems.

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