Monthly Archives: March 2016

Cordefactum 2016

I was honoured to be asked to deliver two lectures at Cordefactum 2016, a festival of instrument making organised every two years by the Centrum voor Muziekinstrumentembouw. It was held at the Stedelijke Conservatorium in Mechelen in Belgium over the weekend of 18th – 20th March. Mechelen is a beautiful city with an illustrious past – it was a regional capital in the early 16th century and has many beautiful historical buildings,

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Pavan by Daniel Bacheler (CUL Add.3056, f.80v.)

The three sources of this piece (the others are Herbert f.4v. and Dd.9.33 f.70v.) give very similar texts.  In Add.3056 it is followed by a galliard with the text “Ga: to the pavan before” but the galliard is in D major and elsewhere (Dd.5.78.3 f.58) it is associated with a different pavan in D major which seems a more likely pairing.  

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