Reposted from MusiCB3, the blog of Cambridge University Library Music Collections.
No prizes offered.
Answers on FB later in the week.
What? Has MusiCB3 gone mad? TWO Valentine’s Day posts this year? Actually no. This is about a much more important topic – dating printed music. Now, I know this may not sound wildly exciting, but bear with me; trying to work out when exactly a piece of music was actually written down on paper, or published, sometimes needs the nose of a bloodhound, the detective skills of a Sherlock Holmes, and an inbuilt joy of puzzles.
So, you’ve got a piece of music in front of you, no date is printed on it. Let’s start the dating game…
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