Remaking the Past Feminist Spirituality in Anonymous 4 and Sequentia's Vox Feminae Kirsten Yri n her 1994 review of recordings of medieval and Renaissance music for the journal Plainsong and Medieval Music critic Tess Knighton distinguished with the heading "Women's Music" a new section devoted purely to female voices. Making note of the increased visibility of and special interest in the sounds of female voices and presenting evidence of historical precedent for their use in medieval sacred and secular music, Knighton remarked, "The sound of all-women's voices is consistently refreshing--perhaps simply because we have become so accustomed to hearing men singing 1. The sheer fact that Knighton saw fit to devote a section of her review to "Women's Music" of Sequentia, Anonymous 4, Discantus, Sinfonye, and the Toronto Consort is testimony to how prominent the presence of female voices had become in performances of medieval music. See Tess Knighton, "Recordings: An Overview of Recent Releases of Medieval and Renaissance Music," Plainsong and Medieval Music 3, no. 1 (1994): 12132. chant in particular."1 Indeed, before the release of recordings by all-female voices, the association of chant with the male voice would have appeared "natural" to the worshiper or listener.
Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Oct 29, 2008
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