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Madeleine Pelner Cosman
“Medieval life was artful, exquisite, and short. I think the shortness contributed to their living intensely. Music was used in therapy to promote wound-healing and to eliminate lower-back-pain sciatica. Music was used in banquets and bedrooms. It was essential for good digestion. In medieval bedrooms it was an erotic stimulus. There was music to rise by and to drowse by, for laving and loving. Communical bath parties splashed amorously to the lilt of viol and shawm.”
Madeleine Pelner Cosman, U.S. scholar, lawyer, policy analyst, writer, educator
(1937 - 2006)