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Early music discovered on carving

A craftsman replicating large medallions has discovered medieval Scottish notation of instrumental music.  The notation is sequences of 0s, Is and IIs. Barnaby Brown, a specialist in early Scottish music, notated that, “This discovery is potentially of great significance to our understanding of medieval and Renaissance instrumental music – the normally ‘unwritten’ practice of the elite court professional…”

Huw Williams, “Early Music Discovered on Carving”, BBC News, 27 August 2009.

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By Greg

Australian composer and pianist