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Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! The turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is an ancient symbol of love, devotion, and affection in many cultures. The bird makes a distinctive cooing sound and is known to be true to its mate. Medieval readers of the Physiologus knew of the bird's fidelity: upon the death...

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New publications: Articles about Spanish printed music in the 16th century

Spanish below (thanks to Carmen Álvarez Escandell) Recently, we at RISM have read three interesting articles about Spanish printed music in the 16th century: - "Printed polyphony acquired by Toledo Cathedral, 1532-1669" by Michael Noone, in Early Music Printing and Publishing in the...

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