The Parish Churches of Ranworth with Panxworth,
South Walsham, Upton with Fishley and Woodbastwick

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Musicians from the Antiphoner

This shows medieval musicians playing a variety of instruments – organ, trumpet, chime bells, harp and horn. The miniature is inspired by the opening verse of Psalm 81 “Exultate Deo” “Sing we merrily unto God our strength. Take the psalm, bring hither the tablet, the merry harp and the lute…. It was this kind of musical band rather than the organ that accompanied our services for hundreds of years.

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