Pix:16th Century Manuscripts reunited


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Rare musical texts enjoy a renaissance after 400 years apartAn enchanting collection of 16th century musical manuscripts is to be reunited for the first time in 400 years at the University of Edinburgh this summer.

The elaborately decorated texts – illustrated with Renaissance musicians, angels and strange bestial creatures – are to go on display next month.

The exhibition, which runs from 6 August to 28 October, is being previewed in the University’s main library in George Square tomorrow (Tuesday 19 July).

The eight manuscripts, which are the work of the celebrated Scottish cleric Thomas Wode, are usually housed in four separate cities in Europe and the US.

Manuscripts from Georgetown University in the US, Trinity College in Dublin and the British Library in London will join those held by the University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland.