Charles Cowling
  A lament composed by Josquin des Prez on the occasion of the death of his predecessor Johannes Ockeghem in February 1497 Edward Wickham, Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Oxford, says, “In my experience of programming medieval and Renaissance music with my group the Clerks, when we arrive at Josquin’s Lament there
Charles Cowling
        “Traditionally, older folks would say this profession is only for those people who are not married, have no children, and have no choice.”    Source      
Charles Cowling
          Hat tip to James Showers
Charles Cowling
    From Ed Mayo’s blog:   ‘Jubilee has a different meaning for me, coming out of the Jubilee 2000 and debt campaigns. And I can’t help but smile at another meaning, unmeant for sure, in a co-operative advert cited by Private Eye this week: “Co-operative Funeralcare: congratulations to Her
Charles Cowling
  It may have passed us by here at the GFG-Batesville Tower. We can wear thin. Exciting innovation, breathlessly announced in gushing PR-ese, sometimes gets the yeah-yeah.  We’re talking about the US trend for putting QR codes on headstones. Has it crossed the Atlantic yet? If not, why not? We