Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions, an uncommonplace-book from the Armpit of Diogenes, binge-thinker jottings since 2008 .

Thursday 22 February 2024


my school's creepy
and unpleasant music-teacher,
I wonder how many English boy-sopranos
(or trebles, with their 'disembodied', chaste voices)
in the last 500 years
have (like Irish altar-boys more recently)
been sexually molested ?

'King Henry VI specified that the choristers were to be poor boys,
of strong constitution and of ‘honest conversation’.
They had to be under twelve years of age when admitted,
and able to read and sing. In addition to their choral duties
(singing daily Matins, Mass and Vespers),
they were to wait at table in Hall.'  

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