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Thistle, Rose and Fleur-de-Lys: Musical Connections between Scotland, England and France
Aberdeen, November 2003


Thistle, Rose and Fleur-de-lys
Musical connections between Scotland, England and France over three

The University of Aberdeen, 15-16 November 2003

The year 2003 marks a number of important anniversaries for music in
Scotland and Scottish music further afield: in 1503 James IV married
Margaret Tudor; 1603 is the year of James VI's accession to the English
throne; in 1803 the final part of James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum was
published, and George Thomson's edition of Scots songs arranged by Haydn
and others appeared. Throughout the period from 1503 to 1803, there was a
fruitful musical interaction between Scotland and England, as witnessed by
the publication of Scottish songs in London throughout the seventeenth
century, and the appearance of London theatre tunes in Scottish manuscript
sources. The auld alliance remained strong, and it is possible to find
traces of French influence in Scottish music, though in part this may have
been mediated through the French influence on English music. Of particular
importance in the study of St Colombe, Marin Marais and Lully are the
manuscript sources of their music in the Panmure collection of the
National Library of Scotland.

John Milsom will deliver a guest lecture on the Wode Partbooks, after
which there will be a roundtable discussion.

We welcome proposals for papers of twenty minutes' duration on any topic
related to the conference themes.

Accommodation will be available for a limited number of delegates in
King's Hall at a cost of 35 per night (bed and breakfast). There will
also be a conference fee of 25 (which includes a conference dinner on the
Saturday night).

Please send abstracts of 150-250 words by 31 July 2003 to:

Dr David J. Smith
University Music
Powis Gate
College Bounds
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3UG