A parcel arrived outside my front door – just a few weeks before The Song Company’s True-Love-Storytour. It weighed over seven kilograms. It was the delivery of a superbly-produced facsimile of the Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript (known as “Vg” to use its scholarly siglum or abbreviation), one of the most significant surviving manuscripts from the 14th century. Vg is almost the earliest of the “complete works” of that century’s most accomplished composer, Guillaume de Machaut. In the 21st...

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