The Teseum in Tongeren contains many ecclesiastical treasures, including late mediaeval plainchant manuscripts. From these beautiful sources, Psallentes has chosen a series of real gems: chant from the liturgy for the great feasts — such as Christmas and Easter— and chant with a more local colour — such as the hymns for saints such as Maternus and Servatius. This recording thus offers a fine image of the richness of the liturgy in Tongeren in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Hendrik Varju has come out with another DVD. This time it’s about routers. Using Your Router and Router Table Safely covers a lot of ground starting with what features to look for in a router and router table. The DVD provides enough detail so you can build your own router table based on the one Varju uses. You’ll also learn about different router bits, how to rout rabbets and dados, and how to safely deal with climb cutting. At over 8 hours, the DVD provides a lot of important information, and as in his other DVDs, you’ll learn the techniques in real time. Varju doesn’t cut out important steps so it’s like having “Private Woodworking Instruction in a Box”.