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Elizabethan Era Music

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Jason Denaro

on 9 April 2013

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Elizabethan Era Musical Instruments

Medieval musical instruments merged together with the Elizabethan era's musical instruments.

The instruments included the viol (also known as the violin).

The oboe was a very popular instrument.

An instrument called the spinet amazed people. We all call the instrument today a piano.

The most popular instrument was the Lute. The instrument is over 6 feet long. It was alot like a guitar, but longer and heavier. Elizabethan Era Masques
The form of entertainment known as masques first became popular at the court of King Henry VIII, the father of Queen Elizabeth.

A masque is a lavish, dramatic entertainment that is often spoken in verse, performed by masked players.

Masques also had music and dance at the beginning and end of the performance. Street Music

Street music gained ground when traveling minestrels roamed around and played for money with Elizabethan music.

Street musicians carried light instruments such as a flute, fiddle, or a harmonica.

The songs they played were more traditional as sophisticated ballads played in famed courts of Queen Elizabeth. Elizabethan Music Elizabethan Poetry
William shakespear was a poet who was the 3rd child out of 8 children.

He published 36 of his plays through his whole life.

Shakespears poetry turned into music soon as the Elizabethan era began. There were no Elizabethan Theatres until 1576 -
plays were performed in the courtyards of inns - they were referred to as 'inn-yards'

Elizabethan theatres were also used for bear baiting, gambling and for immoral purposes

Elizabethan theatres attracted huge crowds - up to 3000 people There were no Elizabethan Theatres until 1576 - plays were performed in the courtyards of inns - They were referred to as 'inn-yards'.

Elizabethan theatres were also used for bear baiting, gambling and for immoral purposes.

Elizabethan theatres attracted huge crowds - up to 3000 people came! Source List

http://elizabethan-era.org/music
www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-music.htm
www.buzzle.com/articles/elizabethan-music.html
socyberty.com › History
https://www.indiana.edu/~mrktpl/focus/06.shtml End By: Jason Denaro
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