> > > I have been researching and singing Medieval and Renaissance music
> > > for a while now and was wondering if any one could help me with
> > > sources. I am specifically interested in finding out more about
> > > Jewish, Muslim or other non-Christian festival music. I have found
> > > modern editions of a couple of 15th century Ladino folk ballads, but
> > > that's the closest so far. All of the Purim songs I have come across
> > > are "traditional" and probably not much older than 1900. Looking at
> > > the posts on the list so far, I was hoping there might be people here
> > > with some expertise who could help me out.
> Thanks for having an interest in medieval music! Unfortunately for your
> search, and to the best of my knowledge, few sources indeed exist which
> can help you. I am unfamiliar with Jewish or Muslim music of any sort
> (other than that which exists to this day for dance accompaniment), and
> sources of western European non-liturgical music are, at least for early-
> to mid-period music are, shall we say, sparse.
> If I could, let me ask for more specifics -- what precisely do you mean
> by "festival music?" Most of the non-liturgical music extant may be
> loosely described as "festival" music, as it was used in some celebration
> or other.
> I hope I can be of assistance,
> -Robert fitz Thomas
> Robert Davis: Brewer, Historian
> Dolor est fugax. Gloria perennis. Puellae
> cicatricibus gaudent.
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