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    Saturday
    Catherine Bott takes a look at the Wode Psalter, a hugely significant collection of part books that give a fascinating insight into Scottish music-making in the 16th Century.
    The collection was initially the work of Thomas Wode, a monk and cleric from St Andrews, who was commissioned to produce a series of harmonisations of psalm tunes for a protestant Scottish Psalter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mskt

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    Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy of King Dinis I of Portugal. He was a remarkable man, born in the year 1261, and ruled Portugal for 46 years during which time he consolidated both his country's economy and its frontiers, limiting the powers of the aristocracy and resolving conflicts in the church. He was known for his wisdom, prudence and passion for justice, and not only was his court a refuge for poets and minstrels from all over the Iberian peninsula and beyond, he also joined them with his own poetry and music.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mzln

    The Early Music Show at its best (as usual)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doversoul View Post
    Saturday
    Catherine Bott takes a look at the Wode Psalter, a hugely significant collection of part books that give a fascinating insight into Scottish music-making in the 16th Century.
    The collection was initially the work of Thomas Wode, a monk and cleric from St Andrews, who was commissioned to produce a series of harmonisations of psalm tunes for a protestant Scottish Psalter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mskt

    Sunday
    Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy of King Dinis I of Portugal. He was a remarkable man, born in the year 1261, and ruled Portugal for 46 years during which time he consolidated both his country's economy and its frontiers, limiting the powers of the aristocracy and resolving conflicts in the church. He was known for his wisdom, prudence and passion for justice, and not only was his court a refuge for poets and minstrels from all over the Iberian peninsula and beyond, he also joined them with his own poetry and music.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mzln

    The Early Music Show at its best (as usual)

    And often missing them as I do for weekend logistical reasons, the podcast is a great source of repeated nuggets, inspiration for further enquiry etc....
    "There is not much to see here," said I.
    "Nor to hear, miss," returned Mr Vholes. "A little music does occasionally stray in; but we are not musical in the law, and soon eject it."


    Bleak House, Chapter 60

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    Re: the Wode Psalter
    Informative talk, wonderful music and excellent performance.

    Some lovely pictures here.
    http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departme...psalter/images

    Caliban
    I know. Most of the time I have to depend on Listen Again. Anyway, do listen to this, with music!

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