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Music in Anglo-Saxon England

Phelpstead, Carl Luke 2003. Music in Anglo-Saxon England. The Literary Encyclopedia

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Abstract

Anglo-Saxon texts, whether in Latin or Old English, contain many references to music and musicians, and much of the most important evidence for our knowledge of music in Anglo-Saxon England derives from such texts, although archaeological finds and manuscript illustrations of musicians and musical instruments are also of value. Only a tiny amount of the music performed and sung in Anglo-Saxon England was ever written down, of that only a fraction survives, and of that fraction much remains indecipherable.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: The Literary Dictionary Company Limited
ISSN: 1747-678X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:48
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85427

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