Medieval Hawick missal music inspires Goldie collaboration

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A piece of medieval religious music from the Scottish Borders has inspired a collaboration between a DJ and Oxford University academic.

The Hawick Missal Fragment was discovered in 2009.

It has been the catalyst for a number of new compositions - the latest involving Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury and the electronic artist Goldie.

The piece, described as a "fusion of modern and classical" will be performed in Glasgow on Saturday.

The missal fragment was discovered five years ago in an uncatalogued collection of family and solicitors' papers by Rachel Hosker and her staff at the Heritage Hub in Hawick.

It has since inspired a range of new pieces of music which have been performed in Jedburgh Abbey, Kelso Abbey, and Melrose Abbey.

The latest collaboration uses "sampling and electronic manipulation of sound in addition to medieval chant and a cello".

"Working with Goldie has been a fascinating process," said Dr Salisbury.

"When I played him the classical recordings of the medieval music, he immediately began to get a feel for individual motifs and strands of melody that he then knit together to form a song.

"It is surely a first for a DJ to sequence and mash-up medieval music!"

'More universal'

Dr Salisbury also said that working with Goldie had taught him something new about medieval music.

He explained: "Medieval music is thought of as something that is very foreign and incapable of being understood.

"But seeing Goldie and three other composers use the medieval melodies as source material for a fresh piece of music shows how the modern ear receives medieval music and that it is more universal than it is given credit for."

In addition to Goldie's composition, Michael Nyman, Grayston Ives and Sean Doherty have also composed new works of music inspired by the fragment.

The latest work will be performed for the first time on 30 August at Glasgow Cathedral in a performance made possible by Historic Scotland.

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    The 27-year-old added: "He's a big guy. He strikes the ball very well. He serves well. He's fairly calm on the court. I think he manages his emotions fairly well."

     
  77.  
    @GLA_Airport Check flight times

    Glasgow Airport: Forecast is for continuous snow over the next 24 hours. It's business as usual at the moment but please check with your airline for updates.

     
  78.  
    11:06: Amber warning

    Met Office has upgraded its warnings for snow over much of Scotland.

    snow in stirling

    Read and shiver here.

     
  79.  
    10:56: Courtroom television Reevel Alderson BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent

    Some court cases could be shown live on television under proposals put forward by Scotland's most senior judge. The Lord President, Lord Gill, said sentencing statements by judges and sheriffs would be allowed to be shown.

    This was permitted at the end of the Worlds End murder trial last year. Appeal hearings and judicial reviews could also be filmed.

    But Lord Gill said trials could only be televised for documentaries, and only where the case didn't involve children, sexual offences or vulnerable witnesses

     
  80.  
    10:49: Back in power

    A 100-year-old hydro electric scheme has been recommissioned to power a castle in Highland Perthshire.

    Blair Castle

    Blair Castle first had the hydro system installed in 1908, and it ran until the national grid was switched on in 1951.

    After bosses discovered the original piping was still in good condition, work started to get the scheme up and running again.

    The 13th century castle in Blair Atholl is now entirely energy self-sufficient.

     
  81.  
    10:40: Slochd snowfall

    Traffic Scotland passes on this image of snow lying on the A9.

    Slochd summit
     
  82.  
    10:32: Graphic content

    A graphic novel tackling sectarian behaviour has been launched in Scotland.

    Book launch

    Community safety minister Paul Wheelhouse took part in the event at the Scottish Book Trust.

     
  83.  
    10:23: Why us? Why here? Why now?

    In video: BBC Scotland weather reporter Kawser Quamer explains why wintry weather is heading our way.

    Jet stream

    Watch it here.

     
  84.  
    @BBCSportScot Celtic boss plots win BBC Sport Scotland

    WATCH: #Celtic's Ronny Deila discusses #ScottishLeagueCup semi-final with @BBCjsutherland: bbc.in/1K2Jp2R

    Celtic boss Ronny Deila
     
  85.  
    10:11: The jury's out

    Duns Sheriff Court is sitting for the final time before joining the list of sites being closed across Scotland in a nationwide shake-up of the service.

    Duns Sheriff Court

    Its business will be transferred to Jedburgh Sheriff Court, about 30 miles away.

    Peebles Sheriff Court closed last week, with business now being taken in Selkirk.

    Concerns have been raised about the impact of the extra business on other courts and travel distances involved.

    However, the Scottish government said the changes were "justified" and compatible with wider justice reforms.

     
  86.  
    Text 80295 Vouchers for pregnant smokers - Your views

    Lesley: My mum smoked all the way through three pregnancies, these babies all born healthy, now being almost 50, 48 and 47, with no serious health problems. Stop spending taxpayers' money, yet again, on predominantly non-taxpayers. Funny how so many of these people can smoke and drink alcohol but can't afford to eat - get your priorities right!!!

    Kate, Aberdeenshire: Surely alcohol and substance misuse has a far bigger impact on the developing foetus. An incentive to stop using legal highs etc would be money better spent. And yes I smoked during my first pregnancy (it was twins) and my children have not suffered any adverse effects from it.

    Wilma, Dundee: Smokers put in £12.5bn to the tax take each year so if some of this is going to try to help young women to stop then why not. Pity they could not do the same for pregnant women who drink and leave the baby with life-long problems.

     
  87.  
    @BBCDouglasF Raising the Barr Douglas Fraser Business and economy editor, Scotland

    Irn Bru maker AG Barr: 5% sales lift Oct-Dec, better than tough-going soft drink market: #Glasgow2014 Games sponsorship helped + cost cuts.

     
  88.  
    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk Your pictures - Get involved

    Michelle Bogue says this squirrel is a daily visitor to her garden in Montrose.

    squirrel

    Email us your pictures and we will use the best.

     
  89.  
    09:53: Inverness striker on the move?

    Billy McKay, a key player for Inverness CT this season, could be on his way to Wigan.

    In a statement on the club's website, Inverness chairman Kenny Cameron says: "Billy has never hidden his ambition to compete at the highest possible level and has always conducted himself in a professional manner in this regard.

    Inverness CT striker Billy McKay

    "We are grateful to Wigan Athletic FC for the courtesy shown in speaking to us before opening their discussions with the player."

     
  90.  
    09:45: Scrap yard fire 'suspicious'

    Detectives investigating a large fire at a car scrap yard in Fife are treating it as suspicious.

    A joint police and fire inquiry was begun after the fire swept through Nobles yard in Kirkcaldy.

    The alarm was raised about 22:30 and, at its height, the blaze was attended by more than 16 fire appliances.

    The road around the industrial estate was closed as a precautionary measure and no-one was hurt.

     
  91.  
    @edinburghpaper Reekie noir Edinburgh Evening News

    The Danish director who masterminded the hit crime show The Killing has spent four months in Scotland secretly filming his first British drama ­series.

    Locations across Edinburgh and the Lothians have been used for Birger Larsen's three-part series Murder, due to be aired on BBC2 later this year.

     
  92.  
    09:34: Lifeboats' rescue record

    Scotland's lifeboat crews rescued a record number of people last year, according to new figures from the RNLI.

    buckie lifeboat

    Volunteer crews went to the aid of nearly 1,200 people around the coast in 2014, compared to just over 1,000 the previous year.

    Broughty Ferry was Scotland's busiest station with more than 70 call outs.

     
  93.  
    @BBCTravelScot Snow shower BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    A9 around Blair Atholl - heavy snow shower affecting visibility.

     
  94.  
    Text 80295 Your favourite nicknames

    Louise White is asking Morning Call listeners for the best nicknames they have earned/heard/used and the stories behind them.

    Brian, Motherwell: We used to call a mate The Blacksmith because he used to make a Bolt for the door when it was his round.

    Bob, Gartocharn: A teacher in the 70s at Aberdeen Grammar School named William Williams was known to us as Bill Squared.

    Nina Shanks: My husband's surname is Shanks and at school he was known as Flush.

    Grant: Jim Hoy from Blairgowrie known as Shipper, hence Shipperhoy.

    Jim: I am a retired firefighter, nicknames were rife in the service. MINTY - we started day shift at 08:00 and this guy was never on time. He arrived for work "after eight!"

     
  95.  
    @BBCKheredine Murray watch Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    A fan's eye view of @andy_murray as he rewards those on Margaret Court who watched his practice with some autographs.

    Andy Murray at the Australian Open
     
  96.  
    09:06: Job creation drive

    The Scottish Labour Party will today publish a bill at Westminster calling for the immediate transfer to Holyrood of job creation powers.

    Shadow Business Minister Ian Murray's bill would devolve responsibility for the work programme ahead of the general election.

    Labour says it may force a Commons vote on the issue next month.

    The UK government says Labour's proposal is flawed and insists the powers will be devolved as part of further devolution legislation by whoever is in power after May's general election.

     
  97.  
    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk Your pictures - Get involved

    Gill Williamson took this picture at the Up Helly Aa festival while on a break with friends in Shetland.

    up helly aa

    Email us your pictures from around the country for our photo gallery and we'll use the best.

     
  98.  
    08:44: Oil and gas taskforce

    A taskforce which aims to support jobs across the energy sector will meet for the first time in Aberdeen.

    oil rig

    The new Energy Jobs Taskforce, which was established by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will focus initially on the oil and gas industry.

    It includes figures from the oil and gas sector, enterprise bodies, local and central government and unions.

    The taskforce will be chaired by Scottish Enterprise chief executive Lena Wilson.

    It will report to the Scottish Energy Advisory Board.

     
  99.  
    @BBCKheredine Tennis defeat Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland

    Disappointment for Scotland's @GordonReid91 - knocked out of the Australian Open singles 6-2, 6-4 by his doubles partner here, Gustavo Fernandez, Arg.

     
  100.  
    08:37: 'Cut whisky tax'

    The Scotch Whisky Association has backed research which shows our national drink is worth £5bn to the UK economy and urged Chancellor George Osborne to do more to help producers.

    Chief executive David Frost told BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "I think the government took a great decision last year in abolishing the duty escalator and freezing duty on spirits and Scotch whisky.

    "We would like them to follow the logic of that decision this year, to stop taxing a sector that is so successful. Follow the logic and cut duty by 2% this year at the Budget."

     

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