Another blog on medieval music! Continue reading A medieval music blog recommendation
The first thing promised as part of my Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship is now done.
The complete images of the manuscript Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 308 are now online. The photography is funded by part of the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship that I was awarded for 2015-18 specifically to write a book on this source and what it might tell us about the culture(s) of vernacular song in the few decades either side of 1300. (Some viewers may find it easier to use this alternative link to view the images.)
Many thanks to the Bodleian Library for their great efficiency in getting this done in time for the project start date (1 Oct 2015), which will mean I can get going straight away. I was interested to be asked whether I actually wanted to withhold the open-access web-mounting of the images until after I’d written my book. While I’m glad they asked, I think anyone’s going to ‘beat me’ to saying exactly what I would say about it, and my general view is the more the merrier on people using these images and finding things to say about this wonderful and complex source. I certainly won’t exhaust it!
I’m looking forward to blogging bits and pieces of interesting stuff as I go along.
Links to online images of manuscripts of containing the medieval Galego-Portuguese song repertory. Continue reading Sources for Cantigas
Links to the sources of Thibaut’s Roman de la poire. Continue reading Thibaut’s Romance of the Pear
More information on the heraldry of MS A. Continue reading Zoltán Rihmer answers some of my questions about Machaut
The 2013 annual report for this blog, as prepared by Word Press. Continue reading 2013 in review
Links to some of the manuscript sources for Richard de Fournival’s Bestiaire d’amours. Continue reading Richard de Fournival’s Bestiary of Love
My short opinion piece in the anniversary issue of Early Music has just been published. Continue reading Early music and web 2.0 (with links to full text)
The newly recognized relevance to musicology of a short article from 1905 about words for driving beasts of burden. Continue reading The singer is an ass
Why analogies between medieval and modern technologies should be used with care. Continue reading It might be technology, but a medieval manuscript is not an iPad