Rediscovering Lost Old English Music and Verse:
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Archaeology, music and tradition|
|11.45||Harps and lyres|
|14:00||Old English Hearpe tuning and playing|
|15:15||The Hearpe and Old English poetry|
Dr Graeme Lawson is an archaeologist and composer who has made his life's work the exploration of music's pre- and proto-history. One of his passions is Anglo-Saxon music and he is one of Europe's most expert lyre-players. Dr Lawson is a Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University.
Alexander, M., The First Poems in English (Penguin Classics 2008)
Alexander, M., Old English Riddles from the Exeter Book. Verse translations. (Anvil Press, London 1980, 1982, 1984, 2007)
Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974)
Filmer-Sankey, W., & T.Pestell, Snape Anglo-Saxon Cemetery: Excavations and Surveys 1824-1992, EAA Report 95 (Ipswich 2001).
Heaney, S, (tr.) Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition, ed. J.Niles (Norton 2007)
Lawson, G., & S.Rankin, 'Music', 'Chant', & 'Musical Instruments', The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England , ed. M.Lapidge (Oxford 2000)
McClure, J. & R.Collins, (ed. & tr.), Bede: the Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford 1999).
Pollington, S., The Mead-Hall. The feasting tradition in Anglo-Saxon England (Anglo-Saxon Books 2003)
Webster, L., and J.Backhouse, The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900 (British Museum 1991)
Wilson, R., The Lost Literature of Medieval England (Methuen 1952, 1970)
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