*Kimberly Beck Hieb ( is an Assistant Professor of music history at West Texas A&M University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2015, writing a dissertation on music as a reflection of power and piety in late seventeenth-century Salzburg. Her research, which takes up questions of genre as well as religious and political representation in early modern music, has been supported in part by a Fulbright research fellowship, the Austrian Exchange Agency, and a Eugene K. Wolf travel grant from the AMS.

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[2] Robert Rawson, “Gottfried Finger’s Christmas Pastorellas,” Early Music 33, no. 4 (November 2005): 591–606.

[3] Michael Beckerman, “In Search of Czechness in Music,” 19th-Century Music 10, no. 1 (Summer 1986): 61–73.

[4] Daniel Freeman, The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in Prague (Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1992). See also Angela Romagnoli, “From the Habsburgs to the Hanswursts, to the Advent of Count Sporck: The Slow Progress of Italian Opera on the Bohemian Scene,” in Italian Opera in Central Europe, 1614–1780,vol. 1, Institutions and Ceremonies, ed. Melania Bucciarelli, Norbert Dubowy, and Reinhard Strohm (Berlin: BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2006), 67–98.