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A musical Valentine

A musical Valentine

Musical Prize Fight #6 - "...Here I found the first band... very busily engaged in trying the Lofthouse rum and ale..."

very busily engaged in trying the Lofthouse rum and ale.

gorgeous gown & surcote - also tablecloth, musical instrument of some kind? from the unicorn tapestries ("hearing")

gorgeous gown & surcote - also tablecloth, musical instrument of some kind? from the unicorn tapestries, Cluny Museum

Andalusian lutes from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. 1250 AD. Muslims conquered Spain in the 8th Century, and Spain became a musical melting pot, generating new music and instruments. Sound holes resemble 2nd Century Gandhara lute and 7th Century Syrian lute.

Andalusian lutes from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c. Muslims conquered Spain in the Century, and Spain became a musical melting pot, generating new music and instruments. Sound holes resemble Century Gandhara lute and Century Syrian lute.

Detail of a man with bells among musical neumes, from the Gradual of Saint-Etienne of Toulouse, France (Toulouse), last quarter of the 11th-first quarter of the 12th century, Harley MS 4951, f. 299v

Unusual Musical Instruments - Detail of a man with bells among musical neumes, from the Gradual of Saint-Etienne of Toulouse, France (Toulouse), last quarter of the quarter of the century, Harley MS f. The British Library.

Musical Prize Fight #8 - "...To see such conductors waving a cornopean, while "T'Twel' Mass o' Mozart", or "S'lectshuns fram t' Narma," as they were conversationally called, were being played in rather slow and consequently Lofthouse time, was a hopeful sight for those who travel through the moorland district in the constant fear that some ruffian with "fettle their mouths with a brick..."

Musical Prize Fight #8 - "...To see such conductors waving a cornopean, while "T'Twel' Mass o' Mozart", or "S'lectshuns fram t' Narma," as they were conversationally called, were being played in rather slow and consequently Lofthouse time, was a hopeful sight for those who travel through the moorland district in the constant fear that some ruffian with "fettle their mouths with a brick..."

The oldest known musical composition featuring six-part polyphony, c. 1260  Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing, cuccu; Groweth sed and bloweth med, And springth the wode nu; Sing, cuccu!

'Sumer Is Icumen', a medieval madrigal believed to be the oldest song written down in the English language. "Sumer Is Icumen In" was written in Middle English at Reading Abbey, Berkshire, around

Birdman in the margin of a musical manuscript playing bagpipes (notice musical neumes dropping from the pipes).

All three of them thought that by now Leon would be dead, but they did not say so. As for finding Leon, that was a lot simpler than finding Rome, his location could be easily tracked from the remaining scent in the area.

19th century Mongolian scroll with musical notation.

Scroll with Musical Notation Date: century Geography: Mongolia Medium: Parchment, ink Dimensions: Overall: x 167 cm x 65 in.) Classification: Accessory Credit Line: Purchase, Kenneth and Andrea Miron Gift, 2003

Henry E. Steinway. This studio photo was taken by the noted civil war photographer, Mathew Brady. Born	Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg  February 15, 1797 Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (modern Germany) Died	February 7, 1871 (aged 73)  New York City, United States Occupation	Piano manufacturer Known for	Founding the piano company Steinway & Sons

Henry E. This studio photo was taken by the noted civil war photographer, Mathew Brady. Born Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg on February 1797 in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (modern Germany). Died on February 1871 (aged in New York City.

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