My name is Daisy Gibbs and I’m a PhD student at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University. Before I started at Newcastle in September 2014 I read Music at the Queen’s College, Oxford, where I graduated in July 2014.
My studies are supported by the AHRC-funded project Tudor Partbooks, and I’m one of the members of the project’s research team. Tudor Partbooks is led by my supervisor Dr Magnus Williamson here in Newcastle, and the other members are Dr Julia Craig McFeely and Dr Katherine Butler in Oxford. The project’s website is brand new – it’s at http://www.tudorpartbooks.ac.uk.
I should add that the rather lovely image at the top of this page is from the Bass partbook of the ‘Dow Partbooks’ set (Oxford, Christ Church MS. 988), copied by Robert Dow, probably in Oxford, in the 1580s. The Latin text means ‘Music gladdens hearts’. The image is from folio 48 and can be found at http://www.diamm.ac.uk/jsp/AnnotationManager?imageKey=19999, last accessed 28/10/14.