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English Thirteenth-Century Polyphony: A Facsimile Edition

Early English Church Music, Volume 57 by Memory Apata In early 2017, Dartmouth Professor Emeritus William J. Summers (Bill) walked into Paddock with a large, heavy volume in his hands and a spring in his step.  Volume 57 of Early English Church Music* is a facsimile–a collection of high quality photographs– of rare manuscripts from… Continue reading English Thirteenth-Century Polyphony: A Facsimile Edition

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Diddley Bow Blues

One of Paddock’s student workers, along with the Music Library Supervisor, recently made a trip across the hallway from Paddock to the Dartmouth Woodworking Shop to make diddley bows. /ˈdid-lē ˌbō/                        a home-made zither consisting of a single string tensioned between two nails on a board. The inspiration for making these instruments came while curating… Continue reading Diddley Bow Blues