Porrus kills Fezonas’s peacock in the first item in Douce 308, The Vows of the Peacock. Image, Bodleian Library.
The first thing promised as part of my Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship is now done.
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.
Many thanks to the
Bodleian Library for their great efficiency in getting this done in advance of 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.
Copies of my new co-edited book now received! Continue reading
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Tagged 10thC, 11thC, 12thC, 13thC, 14thC, Anglo-French, digital images, Machaut, manuscripts, medieval, medieval song, Middle Ages, motet, musicology, publishing, song |
I was honoured to be invited to give the opening Plenary lecture at the MAA annual meeting, this year held at the University of Notre Dame in the US. Continue reading
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Tagged 13thC, bestiaries, digital images, intertextuality, manuscripts, medieval, medieval song, Middle Ages, musicology, Peter Konieczny, Richard de Fournival, University of Notre Dame |
Renaissance Quarterly Jointly authored article in now out. Continue reading
Once more, WordPress.com prepared an annual report for this blog, which is summarized here for those of you that like stats… Continue reading
Texte et présentation Powerpoint sur le contrepoint chez Machaut. Continue reading
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Tagged 14thC, CNSMD, Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, Contrepoint, distributed cognition, Guillaume de Machaut, Machaut, medieval, medieval song, Middle Ages, musicology, Pierre Hamon, song |
My review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (Musica Britannica, vol. 95), has just become available via the advance access section of Early Music. Continue reading
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Tagged 12thC, 13thC, book review, British Sources, Helen Deeming, medieval, medieval song, Middle Ages, Musica Britannica, musicology, song tradition, Songs |
Links to online images of manuscripts of containing the medieval Galego-Portuguese song repertory. Continue reading
Links to the sources of Thibaut’s
Roman de la poire. Continue reading
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Tagged 13thC, Ardis Butterfield, digital images, manuscripts, medieval song, Middle Ages, Richard de Fournival, Roman de la Poire, song, Thibaut |
My review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s stimulating new book on thirteenth-century refrains has just appeared in the Cambridge University Press journal, Plainsong and Medieval Music . Continue reading
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Tagged 13thC, book review, intertextuality, medieval, medieval song, Middle Ages, motet, musicology, song |