There are a number of events related directly to the Wode Psalter project and others that are associated or are of interest to the project
BBC Radio 3 Sat, 8 Oct 2011, 13:00 Early Music Show featured the Wode Collection
The Wode Psalter Project and Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers, with the support of the Early Music Forum of Scotland, are holding choral workshops. The workshops will provide the chance to sing both sacred and secular music, including rounds, by composers such as David Peebles, Jean Maillard and others.
The workshop is aimed at competent choral singers who are, for example, capable of holding a line on their own. Because of space we have to limit this workshop to 40 singers and we reserve the right to refuse applications to obtain a satisfactory balance of forces. Early booking is advisable.
Alan Tavener directs the Scottish professional vocal ensemble, Cappella Nova, which has perfomed and recorded music from the Wode Partbooks. Rebecca Tavener (soprano) is director of the Scottish vocal ensemble, Canty. Both have extensive experience in directing vocal workshops.
Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh Saturday 29th October 2011, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Barony Hall, 1 Mcleod St., Glasgow Saturday 19th November 2011, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cost: £15; concessions £12 (pensioners, unemployed); full time students free. Refreshments at breaks are included but lunch is not (please feel free to bring a packed lunch).
For the very first time the existing Wode Part-books will be brought together in this exhibition from across the world. They are the focus for a wider examination of post-Reformation Scotland revealing new insights about music, religious worship and devotion, painting, decoration and needlework, poetry, literature and patronage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The concert alongside the exhibition will feature a selection of the different kinds of music recorded in the Wode Part-books, specially transcribed and edited for the project.
Music by Scottish, English and Continental composers from the Thomas Wode Partbooks
The Dunedin Consort, Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers
St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen
Saturday 8 October, 7.30 pm.
Admission £10, £8 concession and students/under 21 free. Tickets available at door or in advance from Aberdeen Box Office.
The recording performed by the Dunedin Consort and Fretwork features a selection of the different kinds of music recorded in the Wode Part-books, specially transcribed and edited for the project.
The "Friends of Govan Old" annual lecture will take place at 2pm on Saturday 12th March 2011. The lecture this year will by given by Professor Jane Dawson, PI for the project: "Music and the Reformation: a Govan perspective" Govan Old Kirk is located within the historical graveyard behind the Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Glasgow G51. Govan Underground station is only a short distance away.
Saturday November 27th, Kirk of the Holy Rude, Stirling, 7.15 pm. Thursday December 2nd, Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, 7.45 pm. Scotland and Europe in the Sixteenth Century. Music by Scottish, English and Continental composers from the Thomas Wode Partbooks.
PLEASE note the Edinburgh Concert was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions - it is hoped to re-schedule for early 2011.
Tickets for both concerts are available on the door: £7/4 For these two concerts the Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers will be joined by a Solo Consort led by Susan Hamilton of the Dunedin Consort. The Wode partbooks in Edinburgh University Library are an important record of music-making in Scotland in the sixteenth century. Conceived as a harmonised psalter, the copyist Thomas Wode included much other music by Scottish, English and continental composers, including Palestrina, Lassus and Tallis. We will be exploring some of this music in what promises to be a fascinating pair of concerts which are part of a project to display all the surviving partbooks in August-October 2011 in the university library, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
A series of five concerts in 2010 for the 450th anniversary of the Scottish Reformation, celebrating the music of “Gude & Meike Jhone Angus” of Dunfermline and the poetry of Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross Sung by the The Lindores Consort, dir. Andrew Macintosh, M.A., M.Phil, LRSM, ARCO, with readings in Scots by Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter.
Please note the concert on Tuesday 16th March and 23 October has been cancelled, but all other dates are confirmed.
The "Friends of Govan Old" annual lecture will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 13th March 2010.
The lecture this year will by given by Dr Steven Reid, University of Glasgow: "Andrew Melville, the parish of Govan and the Principals of Glasgow University"
12.00 Service 1595 AD with congregational psalms 23 and 76, Geneva Bible readings, and the music of James Melville and John Angus
12.40 Teas & Coffees provided, bring your own packed lunch
13.30 AGM, chaired by Kenneth Ross
14.00 Annual Lecture, chaired by Roger Mason, University of St Andrews 15.30 departure
Govan Old Kirk is located within the historical graveyard behind the Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Glasgow G51. Govan Underground station is only a short distance away.
Cunningham lectures marking 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth  and 450th anniversary of Scottish Reformation Parliament  - Nov 2009-Jan 2010 New College, University of Edinburgh
1-3 September 2009 at Pluscarden Abbey
Andrew or Andro Blackhall was the most important of the first generation of post-Reformation Scottish composers, providing psalm-settings and anthems for King James VI and his court as well as setting the poetry of the Castalian Band to music - poets like Alexander Montgomery who gathered around the young King. From 1574 to his death Blackhall was minister of Inveresk Parish Church in Musselburgh (now St. Michaels Inveresk) and it is there that the Renaissance Singers will commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death by performing some of his music in the context of post-Reformation music from Scotland, France, Holland and Germany. Much of the music in the concert will be taken from the Wode Partbooks and will include first modern performances of two pieces by Blackhall, reconstructed from those partbooks. St. Michael's Parish Church, Inveresk, Musselburgh Sunday 24 May, 2009 7.00 pm
'Music from the Age of Jean Calvin' (a concert of music by French, Dutch, English and Scottish composers to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean Calvin) St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen Sunday 10th May, 2009 7.30 pm
This article was published on Oct 20, 2011