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by Judith Krummeck

“I get these what I call ‘monk emergencies’ where I get this desperate phone call from downstairs at the front desk,” says Lynley Anne Herbert, Associate Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

And the person at the front desk will tell her, “I have ten Franciscans here, and they want to see the Francis Missal.”

So what Lynley ends up doing a lot of times is drop to everything, go down and get the Franciscans, take them upstairs, and pull the book out for them.

“It happens every few months, usually,” she says. “I’ve had groups of Benedictine nuns come and the brothers will come. We’ve had people from Assisi — they come from all over.” And she’s had some fun moments with them. “They’ll be in their full robes and they’ll pull out their cell phone and they’re like, ‘Can I take a selfie with the book?’ ”

The book in question is the St. Francis Missal (W.75) dating from 1172-1228, purchased by Henry Walters in 1913 and bequeathed to the museum in 1931.... READ MORE HERE
Programming Notes

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possibly by YOU, our members.

This month:

A project lasting almost 18 months is winding down at The Walters Art Museum: the conservation of the St. Francis Missal. I caught up with the head of book and paper conservation, Abigail Quandt, curator of rare books and manuscripts, Lynley Anne Herbert, and postgraduate conservation fellow, Cathie Magee.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
08/18 - Cosi fan tutte - 1pm
08/25 - Faust - 1pm
09/01 - Das Rheingold - 1pm
09/08 - Bel Canto - 1pm

LA Opera On-Air
09/15 - Carmen - 1pm
09/22 - Nabucco - 1pm

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the  WBJC Operafest  coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 
Student Composer of the Month

John Scherch is looking for student composers in and around the Greater Baltimore area to feature in his monthly podcast!

"I am seeking more composers to talk with on this podcast, simply to give a little more visibility to a field that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. There’s no rigorous process to speak of–all I need is a reference from a teacher or a colleague, and I’d prefer if we could have a recording to play and talk about (minimum MP3 320 quality, preferably lossless i.e. WAV or AIFF). Send me an email at jscherch@wbjc.com if you’d like to come on the podcast!"

Previous podcasts can be found by clicking here .
Is there a work that you never get to hear on WBJC? Or maybe you've heard something and want to hear it again! Let us know!

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on Facebook. You can even call in during the week and we'll make sure john gets your request!
Have you ever considered becoming a WBJC volunteer?
It's super easy! We're always looking for members to help us during pledge drives and throughout the year in-office.

To get on the notification list for upcoming volunteer opportunities, you can email us at  membership@wbjc.com or click the "update profile" link at the bottom of this email. Follow the log-in instructions and add "Volunteer list" to your profile!
Getting a new car? Don’t trade it, donate it!
Before you head to the dealer, plan on donating your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible.

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.   Click here to see how easy   it is!
Sponsor Spotlight

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