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I collect old stuff, among which are various medieval manuscripts, some of which are sheet music. Unbidden, Matt transcribed one and recorded it for me. This was the first time it was heard in, perhaps, 500 years.

Thanks Matt.

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ed wrote:medieval manuscripts, some of which are sheet music.
Do you happen to still have the scan?

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Witness wrote:
ed wrote:medieval manuscripts, some of which are sheet music.
Do you happen to still have the scan?
Probably not but I have the sheet itself. Want to see it?
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ed wrote:Probably not but I have the sheet itself. Want to see it?
With great pleasure!

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ed wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:34 am
Witness wrote:
ed wrote:medieval manuscripts, some of which are sheet music.
Do you happen to still have the scan?
Probably not but I have the sheet itself. Want to see it?
I see ed is back, so it's time for this little reminder, four years later. :mrgreen:

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Spanish maybe. 16th c. cuz of the 5 line whosis.
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You'll get a kick out of this, you metric loving bastard.
I found this
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in a flea market. Damn early. Look at the elongated heads and prominent eyes. What 13thc.? earlier?
I contacted a noted medievalist (name escapes me) he gave me a learned opinion.
I congratulated myself on my superb "eye".

I googled like there was no tomorrow. And guess what?
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Mine is a casting. Probably made for the tourist trade. Might be old but old like 100 years maybe.
:oops:

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Is that original in ivory?
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Yeah. Mine is cast. Funny, the expert didn't pick up on it.
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ed wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Spanish maybe. 16th c. cuz of the 5 line whosis.
Thanks a lot, ed!

The text is from Mark:

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(Starts at the last line "At illi dixerunt...")

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(The rest of it – first lines.)

I found it in this book: https://archive.org/details/vulgatenewtestam00lond (Latin from 1582)

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ed wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Mine is a casting.
Indeed, but not from the original: look how the masonry is drawn below the lowest windows on the towers.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Is that original in ivory?
Nope. The Spanish text, as far as I understand it, says ivory imitation in varnished and distressed stucco.

It's part of the Arca de San Felice in the Yuso monastery (Rioja):

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Sadly all the pictures I could find show this side, the other must be inaccessible to tourists.


Edit: Spanish Wikipedia has this to say:
Romanesque ivories
Romanesque ivory, 11th century. Reliquary of San Millán.

For abbeys and monasteries, their most precious treasure were the relics of the saints, especially if they belonged to the holy founder. Don Blas, abbot of Yuso between 1067 and 1081, ordered the richest possible reliquary chest to be made to venerate the remains of San Millán, using the finest fabrics inside and covering the outside with gold and silver leaf, precious stones and ivory plates. Among the collection of reliquaries in the monastery, the reliquary chests of San Millán (11th century) on the one hand and that of San Felices (12th century) on the other stand out for their Romanesque ivory.

There are twenty-four plates, eleven on each side of the ark, and one in the centre of each of the frontispieces. This lasted until 1809 when Napoleon's soldiers tore out the gold plates and precious stones. From the old chest, today in Yuso, there remains the old piece in which you can see the original wood and the interior lining of Arabian cloth from the 11th century. In the new silver reliquary made in 1944 are the original 11th century Romanesque ivories that are still preserved: thirteen from the life of San Millán, two fragments from the same series, plus those of the abbot Don Blas and the scribe Don Munio.

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So it's unclear, stucco copy, ivory original?

Fucking Napoléon, never gave back what he plundered! :x