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Fierce Beasts and Gentile Creatures

When: Tue., Jan. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. 2015
Phone: 734-327-4555
Price: Free
Medieval Breviaries, Psalters and Books of Hours featuring images of animals playing the organ and pumping bellows ushered medieval readers into a world of sound, fantasy, and play. Why do these curious animals make music in sacred text margins? Join organist and medievalist Marijim Thoene for a musical and visually stimulating evening of medieval music. Marijim will play organ music from the Robertsbridge Codex, (c. 1360), the Faenza Codex (c. 1425) and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, (1460s), and will also display images from medieval manuscripts (dated c. 1250-1500). of cats, donkeys, monkeys, rabbits and even a double-headed dragon.


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