Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych by Hieronymus Bosch

Resources you might find interesting to supplement the DEAR lecture on The Butt Music from Hell, which I gave via Zoom on June 12, 2020. Most are links to websites I ran across.

Hieronymus Bosch and his work

Period instruments and modern replicas

  • Instruments page from Musica Antiqua at Iowa State
  • Harry Wass replica Hurdy Gurdies and other period instruments
  • Facebook page for Harry Wass
  • Hell Harp thesis by Johannes Bergmark (no kidding!)

There are lots of videos resources on plainchant notation, most of which are likely more extensive than you’d like. Here’s a document that is pretty accessible, as you might gather from its title.

Butt Music from Hell

Al’s transcription of the Butt Music from Hell

Rendering of Al’s transcription of the Butt Music from Hell

Other renderings of the Butt Song, all derived from Amelia Hamrick’s transcription

  • Original Amelia Hamrick video made just after her blog entry exploded
  • Elaborate arrangement of Amelia’s transcription – Very pleasant
  • Metal version (of course there’s a metal version…)
  • Vocal “arrangement” with less-than-profound “lyrics” tastefully buried in reverb

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