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Books/Manuscript: (UK) Cardiff University News: "Rare Renaissance musical treasures discovered" (06 June 2016)

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"Dr Peter Leech, Associate Lecturer at the School of Music, recently made an exciting discovery while researching at Ushaw College Library, near Durham.

Hunting for eighteenth-century sacred music by Italian composers (a search which also proved fruitful), Dr Leech found, tucked between weighty ecclesiastical tomes in the Lisbon College Archive, a single volume containing the first editions, bound together, of two landmark Renaissance musical treatises, De Harmonia Musicorum (Milan, 1518) by Franchinus Gaffurius (1451-1522) and Musica Theorica (Venice, 1529) by Lodovico Fogliano (c.1475-1542). ...

... Discussing his discovery, Dr Leech said: "Further research may reveal how these works found their way to Lisbon College (founded in 1624) and whether they formed part of a hitherto dispersed music collection. ..."

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