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Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads

Music on the Page

So far, the stories on the page have been text narratives. But what about stories told, not just in text, but in music?  Western University MS M2150, a choir book (antiphoner),  is both an object of visual beauty and a musical score.

Folios 73v-75r, pictured below, are sung by Kate Helsen (Assistant Professor, Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University) and Sharang Sharma (Director of Choral Music at Huron University College).