OverviewFlorence Cathedral, familiarly called Il Duomo, is an architectural masterpiece and home to celebrated works of art. The interrelationship between the brilliant art and architecture and the Cathedrals musical program is explored in depth in this beautiful book. Perhaps the most beloved example is Luca della Robbias sculptural program for the organ loft, comprising ten sculptural relief panels that depict children singing, dancing, and making music. Lucas charming sculptures are examined alongside luxurious illuminated manuscripts commissioned for musical performances. Essays by distinguished scholars provide new insights into the original function and meaning of Lucas sculptures; organs and organists during the 15th century; the roles played by women and girlsas well as men and boysin making music throughout Renaissance Florence; and the Cathedrals illuminated choir books.