I’ve just booked into this evening event at the British Library on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 19:00 – 20:30.
Exploring and performing the Vespasian Psalter King David scene
The beautiful and intriguing Vespasian Psalter, which contains many images of musicians and instruments, is brought to life as a panel of experts and musicians explore the instrumental sounds of the 8th century.
Carbon dating has enabled us to date the ‘River Erne’ horn (a wooden trumpet discovered in the river in the 1950s) and confirm that the wooden horns shown in the Vespasian Psalter were present at the time it was produced. The accurate reproduction of two of these instruments gives us access to a true sound from the 8th Century AD.
Joanna Story, joined by musicians Simon O’Dwyer, Barnaby Brown and Malachy Frame, ask whether the Vespasian Psalter illumination
of a group of musicians performing together is a reflection of a real
scene or a product of the imagination of the artist, through inspection
of aspects of the illumination and live performance.
In association with Ancient Music Ireland
Image: an image from the Vespasian Psalter with horn and lyre players
|Name:||Bringing lllumination to Life Through Words and Music|
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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|When:||Wed 12 Dec 2018, 19:00 – 20:30|
Full Price: £12.00|
Senior 60+: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
|Enquiries:||+44 (0)1937 546546|