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MUSICAL MARGINALIA

Kindly funded by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities' Scottish University Research Collections Associate Scheme

A project exploring the often-overlooked music found in the margins and images of manuscripts, stored at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

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November 22, 2017

Pardon the dust - but things have been moving behind the scenes!

Hunter 30's non-notated musical section has posed some interesting questions for us, but we've now successfully reconstructed it fully, music and all! One source with the same text was found - over in Laon...

March 13, 2017

Current work on the notated section from MS Hunter 30: 

Ms Hunter 30's notated section of music presents us with a unique problem in all our examples - it gives its notes in diastematic notation, that is, notes without staff lines to guide the reader as to precise note...

January 26, 2017

Having received permission in the post yesterday, we now have all images from the University of Glasgow Library Special Collections up. Further info will come over the following weeks, as we explore the interesting variety of music each gives, and each page will be upd...

January 16, 2017

Well the site is finally live, after a month of on-and-off tinkering, domain-sorting, and prepping for image hosting. We're still lacking any images (as you might have noticed), but that will soon be sorted once we get the go-ahead from the University of Glasgow to pub...

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