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Writing Medieval Music

As part of the course "Music Notation of the Middle Ages," in March 2004, students reproduced music notation using common medieval materials such as parchment, penknives and inks of different colours.

March 2006

1. Tools for pricking parchment
(created by Barbara Menich)
2. Pricked and ruled folio (JH)

3. Making yellow ink (JH)
4. Painting a capital letter (BM)

March 2004

1. Ruling the folio with a stylus
2. Drawing staff lines with red ink

3. Sharpening the quill
4. Writing text and music

5. Erasing with a knife
6. Different coloured inks

For more information about graduate courses at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies and Faculty of Music, click here.

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