During the morning on Wednesday 27th September, Art Historians and Theologians met in the Library for a fascinating presentation and a rare opportunity to get close to an early sixteenth century Flemish manuscript on vellum. The music manuscript, which retains its original binding with heavy bosses and incised decoration, is designed for use by a choir singing a service. For more information about the manuscript please follow this link.
It contains nine settings for the major church festivals, each introduced by a historiated initial letter: 1. God speaks to Zechariah; 2. the nativity; 3. the circumcision of Jesus; 4. the baptism of Jesus; 5. the women at the tomb; 6. ascension; 7. Pentecost; 8. the Trinity; 9. ecce panis.