Slash ornaments in FVB

My understanding about the single and double slash ornaments on single notes throughout the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is that the meaning is basically unknown. I suspect I may be uninformed and out of date. What is the latest research and viewpoint on these signs?

Pieter, having recorded the lot, what do you say (I’m sorry, I don’t have the set just yet and consequently have not read your booklet.)?

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Le 16/11/2020 07:58, Andrew Bernard via The Jackrail écrit :

My understanding about the single and double slash ornaments on single notes throughout the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is that the meaning is basically unknown. I suspect I may be uninformed and out of date. What is the latest research and viewpoint on these signs?

Pieter, having recorded the lot, what do you say (I’m sorry, I don’t have the set just yet and consequently have not read your booklet.)?

There’s also a brand new edition of the FVB that might shed new light on
the question:

The new edition is presented in three volumes with a substantial preface
heading the first. It examines:

  • The background to the period in which the known FVB composers lived.
  • A detailed discussion of the manuscript and its notation.
  • Notes on genre and instrumentation.
  • Information on performance style (ornamentation, fingering, black
    notation and time signatures).
  • An overview of instruments available to musicians of the period.
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Le 16/11/2020 07:58, Andrew Bernard via The Jackrail écrit :

My understanding about the single and double slash ornaments on single notes throughout the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is that the meaning is basically unknown. I suspect I may be uninformed and out of date. What is the latest research and viewpoint on these signs?

Pieter, having recorded the lot, what do you say (I’m sorry, I don’t have the set just yet and consequently have not read your booklet.)?

We should also mention in this context Davitt Moroney’s fine recording
of Byrd’s Complete Keyboard Music (Hyperion), on various instruments -
since the FVB is the largest source for Byrd’s music.

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