Les Musiciens d'Église en 1790. Premier état d'une enquête sur un groupe professionnel

Abstract : Church musicians in 1790. First account of a survey on a professional group. The records of the Comité ecclésiastique (Public Records D XIX, 1790-1791) are an important source of information to deal with the profession of church musicians on a national scale. Out of work, after the closing of the religious institutions which employed them, hundreds of musicians send requests, sometimes with their career outlines, in the hope of having a pension. These elements allow to offer a quantitative survey of the posts occupied as music teachers, singers or instrumentalists, to classify the professions within the chapters through incomes and to testify the diversity of careers. If some of them have been devoted to one place since their early childhood until their old age, some others try to improve their conditions by moving from one job to another.
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Bernard Dompnier, Stéphane Gomis, Frédérique Longin, Laurent Borne, Grégory Goudot. Les Musiciens d'Église en 1790. Premier état d'une enquête sur un groupe professionnel. Annales historiques de la Révolution française, Armand Colin, 2005, pp.57-82. ⟨10.4000/ahrf.2075⟩. ⟨hal-00991134⟩



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