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To Believe

“To believe is to consent to a creative command that raises us from the dead”

~ Thomas Merton

“To sing is to pray twice”

~ Augustine… 8 more words


The singer is an ass

The newly recognized relevance to musicology of a short article from 1905 about words for driving beasts of burden. 721 more words


Medieval song and subjectivity

My review of Judith Peraino’s book on subjectivity in late trouvère song has appeared in Early Music. 56 more words


German medieval song manuscripts online

Links to some bits of the medieval German vernacular song repertoire now online. 231 more words


Music and death before 1650: (partial) conference review

One of the world’s oldest musical societies discusses the role of music in death. 519 more words


The wonders of Gallica: some troubadour and trouvère sources

The online resource Gallica is adding stuff all the time — it’s hard to keep up. This post is about their coverage of some of the main medieval monophonic song books. 616 more words