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Music During the Elizabethan Age

For Ms. Baez English Honors Period 4

Ben Marcelo III

on 3 January 2011

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Music in the Elizabethan Age Music was... Important Paramount Significant ...to the entertainment of the people during the Elizabethan Age Many people were involved with music ...from expert musicians... ...to the poor singing to ease the troubles of everyday life Music during the Elizabethan Era was complex and varied Music during the Elizabethan Age was split into five groups... Chruch Town Street Court Theater During the medieval era, music usually accompanied poems. Because of the music behind poems, poems were much more tasteful during the Elizabethan age. During the Elizabethan era, courts were to be entertained with music and dancing so as to relieve the everyday stress. Queen Elizabeth had enjoyed and encouraged expert musicians, since she had played a musical instrument for her education. The Elizabethan Age was at the same time as the Black Plague. People were wary of foreigners and travelers. Travelers and foreigners sometimes told poems and sang songs. Instead, local musicians performed in public. Many musicians compsed music for when they were to perform them in court, but many also made hymns in churches which are still played today. During the Elizabethan Era, large English towns had their own band that was expected to play. During these times, town bands were called the "Waits". At first, the "Waits" were to raise an alarm if something was wrong. The "Waits" were accompanied with wind instruments. The "Waits" performed in town events. The End William Byrd-
The Carmans Whistle Almost... The information in this prezi was retrieved from this website. http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-music.htm By Ben Marcelo III
English Honors Period 4
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