Change thy minde since she doth change, Let not Fancy still abuse thee: Thy vntruth cannot seeme strange, When her falshood doth excuse thee… – The Right Honourable Robert Earle of Essex: Earle Marshall of England. The poem “Change thy minde” was given a simple musical setting by Richard Martin, and was published as the […]
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This is the final installment of a very personal view on the text, The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson. We have bothered to offer commentary on this book in reaction to an underlying theme woven throughout the text, an air of establishing just who’s who and what’s what. This […]
This is our third Saturday post that includes quotes from and offers an outsider’s perspective on the thrust of the book, The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (MIMM). At this point, the reader is probably wondering why the writer of this blog is devoting so much time and energy […]
We wanted to influence the performers, the record-buying public and through them the record companies, and…we spared none of the instrument-based groups whose records came our way The tone may be scornful or patronisingly sorrowful, lofty or irritated, but the message was unmistakable: buy Gothic Voices, the Taverner Consort, the Hilliard Ensemble, and leave the […]
“Nothing endures but change.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.535 BC – 475 BC), from Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius (fl. c. 3rd century AD). Embracing and interpreting music that was commonly known, heard on a daily basis, and used functionally some 500 – 600 years ago seems a silly enterprise for so many […]
Keeping up with our blog posts can be a challenge at times, sharing what we hope to be worthwhile tidbits of information and fitting the writing and posting of it into a busy schedule. Today, we find it a particular challenge after performing a sacred concert for Epiphany last evening and being separated from our […]