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Revista musical chilena

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VERA, Alejandro. Music, Religion and Society in Santiago (1856-1925): A New Musical Source discovered at the San Ignacio Church. Rev. music. chil. [online]. 2007, vol.61, n.208, pp.5-36. ISSN 0716-2790.

This article considers for the first time the music of the Jesuits in Chile after their expulsion in 1767. It is focused on the music collection preserved at the Church of San Ignacio in Santiago. It contains more than five hundred manuscript and printed sources dated from about 1880 to 1960, which reflect the musical life of this church and the Colegio (high school) of San Ignacio. New data is supplied on relevant musicians who were active as performers, conductors and music teachers in Santiago. The period covered by this study begins in 1856 with the foundation of the Colegio, finishing about 1925, a year when, according to some historians, concludes the era of the so called "modern Chile". Among other issues, we shall study the musical repertory and its function; the relationships between the school and Santiago's social life, and the consequences of the reform of sacred music of the Catholic Church during the late 19^ century and early 20 century in the local milieu

Keywords : Jesuits; High School of San Ignacio; Chilean music XIX and XX century.

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