Category: Play a song for me

TALE AS OLD AS TIME
10 March 2018   |    Folia

"Red rose", illumination from a collection of motets, ms. Royal 11 E XI, f. 3r, 1516, British Library, London.   The illumination above consists of a circular staff in contra-tenor enclosing a rose. The page belongs…

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HAPPINESS ISN’T HAPPINESS…
11 December 2017   |    Beastly!

"Goat playing a violin", illumination from a Psalter, Harley 5102, f. 59r, first quarter of the 13th century, British Library, London. An inhabited gilded initial, a capital "D", with a blue goat playing a rebec or violin…

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SAINT CECILIA
22 November 2017   |    Holy Stories

"Saint Cecilia playing the portative organ", illumination from a French collection of prayers, ms. 1206, f. 112r, beginning of the 16th century, Bibliothèque municipale, Valenciennes.   November 22 is celebrated by the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox Churches…

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