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The Hawick Project

Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, stipendiary lecturer in musicDr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, stipendiary lecturer in music here at Univ, has helped to identify an 800-year-old medieval holy music manuscript and assess its significance.

In an interview for BBC News, Dr Cheung Salisbury is quoted as saying: “It is never easy to come immediately to a sense of where a manuscript, seen for the first time, may come from, or what purpose it might have served, It’s a bit like discovering an old postcard or letter and attempting to decipher the handwriting, the archaic language, and the clues to where it might have been sent from – and it is very much as personal a task… I should point out that the survival of any readable, usable material from the Middle Ages is a great bonus for all of us who work on music of the period, and new finds like this one are not very frequent, especially in local history archives.”

Read more on the BBC website.

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