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Online Studientag: Mittelalterliche Saiteninstrumente - Das Robert at Huw Manuscript (London, B.M. Add. MS 14905), 06. März 2021, 10.00-18.00 Uhr

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10.00-11.00    Introduction and Context

  • historical context for the MS
  • overview of the repertoire as high-art music for a cultured, educated audience, with connections to highly complex poetry
  • discussion of medieval Welsh harps and crwths
  • page-by-page description of the MS
  • understanding the tablature and introduction to playing the figuration

 11.30-13.00    Practical Playing

  • tools for learning to play from the tablature
  • use of Bill Taylor’s Sources for Fingernail Harp Technique booklet
  • Welsh terms used in the inscriptions (i.e. bis, diwedd, fordd, etc.)
  • practical playing for harps, using selections from Kaniad ystafell (p. 38-41) and Kaniad Suwsana (p. 54-55)

14.30-16.00    Varieties of Expression

  • summary of the different forms within the repertoire -- kaniad, gosteg, marwnad, profiad, clymau, etc.
  • the measures of music
  • compositional techniques – cainc, diwedd, D.S./D.C. using the mark and the cross
  • rhetorical use of the figures
  • tunings and temperaments
  • application to poetry

16.30-18.00    Interpretation on Harps and Other Instruments

  • practical playing for harps, continued
  • interpretation of workshop pieces on crwth, fiddle and lute
  • summary and conclusion


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