12th century monastic music found in England

Medieval music specialists are excited by the discovery of a 12th century fragment from a priestly missal found among the papers of the Rutherford family of Knowesouth, England. Experts feel that the rare manuscript will shed light on what is "arguably the central feature of medieval spiritual life."

Plans are being made to display the missal at the Heart of Hawick centre, whose archivist discovered the manuscript, and to present a performance of the parts written to be sung by a choir.