And in every July an international festival of medieval music is held here.
Medieval music can be heard on the limit of hearing.
The abbey was the center of several important developments in medieval music.
Instruments used to perform medieval music still exist, though in different forms.
Niger is an important source for late medieval music in Britain.
These are the first scholarly editions of medieval music published in the country.
"My aim in doing this was to find a way of making medieval and Renaissance music have an impact on today's audience," he said.
The earliest Medieval music did not have any kind of notational system.
Some of the earliest were known in Medieval music.
Later, at Cornell, he became an expert recorder player with a university group interested in medieval music.