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From the stacks: Locke’s “Melothesia”

Whilst we were preparing our tribute to Chris Hogwood last month, I looked out our copy of Matthew Locke’s Melothesia [MR340.c.65.1] as Chris had prepared a modern edition for OUP, published in 1987 [M340.a.95.532.5], and was immediately captivated. So I … Continue reading

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No joke

I noticed on Facebook on April 1st that many people were somewhat bemused by a YouTube announcement from King’s College. Recent regulations coupled with the broadcast of live performances from King’s meant that it would be impossible to continue using … Continue reading

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The Peterhouse Partbooks : music at Cambridge in the early seventeenth century

The survival of 18 manuscript choir partbooks in the library of Peterhouse is an extraordinary historical and musicological tale. What they are, where they came from, and how they survived was the subject of a fascinating conference at the beginning … Continue reading

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