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  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript

    Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...

  • An die Musik by Schubert

    Musical score

    This manuscript shows an example of Franz Schubert’s song composition. His setting of verses by Franz von Schober dates ...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    On Christmas Eve 1430 Anne of Burgundy (d. 1432), the wife of John, Duke of Bedford (d. 1435), presented this lavish bil...

  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • De Brailes Hours

    Manuscript

    Produced in Oxford in around 1240, this small, portable manuscript (measuring only 150 x 125 mm) is the earliest extant...

  • Eadui Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Eadui Psalter is named after its probable scribe and artist, Eadwig (Eadui) Basan. Eadwig was a monk at Christ Churc...

  • Enigma Variations by Elgar

    Musical score

    Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations on an Original Theme was one of the first works to bring this English composer to publi...

  • French Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Book of Hours was an extremely popular type of prayer book that enabled laypeople to imitate the daily cycle of pray...

  • Golf Book

    Manuscript

    The Golf Book is a Book of Hours, made in Bruges during the early 1540s. The book’s calendar gives the manuscript its re...

  • Handel, Birthday Ode for Queen Anne

    Musical score, Manuscript

    George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) settled in London in the autumn of 1712. His ‘Birthday Ode for Queen Anne’ represents...

  • Henry Purcell's 'My Heart is Inditing'

    Musical score

    This piece ‘My heart is inditing’ was written for the coronation of James II in 1685 and was performed by an eight-part ...

  • Henry Vlll's songbook

    Musical score

    King Henry VIII received a broad musical education and was held in high regard as a composer and performer on many diffe...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript

    In one of the first images in the Holkham Bible Picture Book we find an image of The Fall, the series of events (describ...

  • Hours of René of Anjou

    Manuscript

    Music was a key aspect of religious life and was a significant feature of medieval funerals, as depicted in this Book of...

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...