A long time ago...

At the moment I'm working for an Auckland University PhD student, typesetting some 15th Century German manuscripts. I did the first last year, and another is underway at the moment. They are flute concertos, with either string, or string and horn accompaniment. Apart from huge ink splotches taking out whole bars of music, they are going very well. But what I can't get my head around is just how long ago they were written. 15th Century? That's AGES ago. To think that these manuscripts have been sitting in a library for hundreds and hundreds of years. AMAZING. They were even written a few hundred years before New Zealand was discovered. Amazing.

The actual music? It is in fact pretty catchy.