To combat but not to arms galant music from Mexico City in honor of Carlos III

Drew Edward Davies*

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Abstract

In January 1761, the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico held a poetry contest in honor of Charles III. Part of this celebration included the performance of an ode for voices and orchestra with music by Ignacio Jerusalem, the Italian-born chapel master of Mexico City Cathedral. This essay considers the words and music of Al combate, Jerusalem's ode, in the context of international Enlightenment music genres as practiced in the Spanish world. Al combate emerges as an erudite artwork in which the Mexico City elite imagine themselves as Grecian muses in a politicized allegory that blends traditional and modern aesthetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages286-301
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351718882
ISBN (Print)9781138747791
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Davies, D. E. (2019). To combat but not to arms galant music from Mexico City in honor of Carlos III. In The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment (pp. 286-301). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315180281-21