Nowel Nowel

A wonderful, festive post by the MusicCB3 blog , mentioning the Trinity Carol Roll (MS O.3.58).

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Illustration from A Christmas Carol. S727.d.84.2 Illustration from A Christmas Carol. S727.d.84.2

A few weeks ago I was trying to sort out the blogging rota. As the MusiCB3 bloggers headed off for their Christmas breaks I was left with the Yuletide blog that will take us into the New Year. I thought I knew exactly what I was going to blog about – something festive, perhaps traditional Christmas music in East Anglia? You’d think it would be easy – after all there were plenty of collections of traditional folksongs dating from Victorian times into the twentieth century, but to my growing frustration I discovered that most of the collections came from the west of England. There seemed to be nothing from the east…

And then purely by chance I found J.A. Fuller-Maitland’s English carols of the fifteenth century. These aren’t just any carols, they are one of the earliest and best sources of English carols…

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Donors: A New James Catalogue Search Facility

It is now possible to search the online James Catalogue by donor. Around 100 donors are named. The earliest significant bequests to the Library came at the beginning of the 17th century from four people: John Whitgift, Master of the College and later Archbishop of Canterbury; Sir Edward Stanhope (a former fellow who also left …

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