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  • Record Number: 17800
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sharpe , Richard.
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  • Title: Words and Music by Goscelin of Canterbury [The author suggests that Goscelin of Saint-Bertin wrote the life of Saint Mildrith found in MS Harley 3908 along with the readings and chants that served as the liturgy to celebrate the translation of her relics and the commemoration of the Saint's day. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source URL: Early Music (Full Text via JSTOR) 19, 1 (February 1991): 94-97. Link Info target = '_blank'>Early Music (Full Text via JSTOR) 19, 1 (February 1991): 94-97. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Goscelin of Saint- Bertin (also of Canterbury), Hagiographer Hagiography Liturgy Manuscripts Mildreth, Abbess of Minister-in-Thanet Music Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library, MS Harley 3908. The manuscripts include a "Life" of Saint Mildrith, a mass, and a set of antiphons and responsories for feast. Sharpe argues that Goscelin himself wrote the manuscript and music in the 1090s.
  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Manuscript page showing the responsory "O diem illum festiuum" with musical notation (London, British Library, MS Harley 3908, fol. 48r).
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03061078
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