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Beverley Early Music Festival invite you to an illustrated lecture by Thomas Schmidt.

The so-called ‘Alamire’ manuscripts are amongst the biggest and most beautiful manuscripts ever made in the Renaissance period. Their size and lavish decoration corresponds to their function as gifts by the Habsburg regent Margaret of Austria to rulers all across Europe. But their content was also meant to impress: they contain the repertoire of Margaret’s court chapel which was one of the premier musical institutions in Europe at the time.

The talk explores how these fantastic objects could be many things to many people – to be sung from, to be looked at and interpreted together with the music, or perhaps just to be admired and revered from a distance.




Minster Yard North
HU17 0DP


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Monday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Tuesday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Wednesday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Thursday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Friday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Saturday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Sunday 12pm-5pm