I took a break from recording over Christmas and New Year, not just because I needed a holiday, but because my eyes were hurting badly when reading these old scores. Without glasses, the music was a bit out of focus. With reading glasses the music would be in focus IF my eyes were four inches from the page. So I’ve been to the optometrist, and have a new pair of glasses being made specifically for reading music at the distance I prefer – about arm’s length. They should be ready to pick up within a week or two at the most. Here’s hoping they do the job properly, and I can get back to recording.
Bill Samson is loaning me his mandour, (or mandore, if you are posh) for the music in the Skene manuscript. So expect some of that afore long.