Discussion Essays

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THE DOVER WAIT - His part in clarifying the early history of the waits, James Merryweather, 11th May 2004.   ◄ NEW May2020

Secular Musicians in Late Medieval England Thesis by Prof. Richard Rastall

The Early History of the Town Waits by Prof. Richard Rastall

The origin of The Town Waits, and the myth of the watchman-turned-musician by Prof. Richard Rastall

Pipers and waits in the English royal households, c1290-1475: issues of identity and function by Prof. Richard Rastall

Appendix to above.

A Day in the Life of a Great Weight Anon.

The Minstrels’ Pillar in St. Mary's Church, Beverley by James Merryweather

Prof. Bridge, Washington Irving & The Waits by James Merryweather

The Forgotten Trumpets - Slide Trumpets between 1480 and 1836 by Al Garrod

Henry Halewood - Bagpiper and Liverpool Town Wait 1571-1589 by James Merryweather

Hora decima: The Musical Theology of the Stadtpfeifer by Timothy A Collins DMA. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of Cross Accent: the Journal of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. It appears here with permission courtesy of the author.

Liber Niger Domus Regis by James Merryweather

Neckham by James Merryweather (including Neckham: A Mystery Solved, by Richard Rastall)

Quantz Was A Wait by James Merryweather

The Ripon Waits in the Seventeenth Century by Pamela Radford

TIELMAN SUSATO - Danserye London Pro Musica Edition

Update to James Merryweather's book, 'York Music'.

Why Wait? by James Merryweather

The Waits: A Short Historical Study by Lyndesay Langwill

'Xmas' is not blasphemy by James Merryweather.   This discussion document on James' Blue Skye Thinkers website, may be of interest to Waits researchers deciphering original records.

The York Waits' Chains by James Merryweather     PDF of the text     PDF of the illustrations

More essays are welcome. Please send to Al Garrod