Angels playing the gittern and the harp

Summary

: Angels playing the gittern and the harp

: Bourges, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Location type : Église

: Bourges, Centre-Val de Loire, France

: 15

: 1400 -1405

: Stained glass

: Glass

: baie

: Vitrail

: Ange jouant du luth

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11Q71311 church-window, e.g. rose-window
11G21 angels singing, making music
48C7323 lute, and special forms of lute, e.g.: theorbo
48C7322 harp
11F4 Madonna: i.e. Mary with the Christ-child



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Performer(s)
  • Performer information
    Type: musician

    Genre: angel

    Comment: Angel in the middle of the stainglass.

    Instrument information
    Instrument : harp - (Hornbostel-Sachs system: 322.21 )
  • Performer information
    Type: musician

    Genre: angel

    Instrument information
    Instrument : gittern - (Hornbostel-Sachs system: 321.32 )




Number of performers: 3

Organization of visual space involving performance: Symetrical.

Interactions between performers: 3 musicians (12, 810, 811) : uniform series, similar colours, similar clothes, 1 musician (12)-1 musician (810) : identical orientation of the bodies.

Comment: The two gittern-playing angels are set symmetrically on both sides of the stainglass (mirror-like symmetry); the harp-playing angel is between the two, in the center.

Function of the sound: glorification

Reference to music theory and musical perfection: harmony, interval

Source of musical inspiration: Virgin Mary

Context of the sound: celestial music, angelic music

Chromatic: The three angels are set on a red background.