Tag Archives: Early Music

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day April 3rd, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, join us for Episode 5 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it Zamo­nia and you can find the details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

Genre Day: The Early Music Show

Today, Weds Feb­ru­ary 3rd, join us for a day of Ear­ly Music from the Renais­sance peri­od of North-West Europe. Many of today’s pieces are played on orig­i­nal and repli­ca instru­ments, and there are some live­ly mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions too. Com­posers range from the well known, such as Michael Prae­to­rius and King Hen­ry VIII (well, attrib­uted) to peo­ple you may not have heard of.

“Ear­ly Music at Water­works ‑12” by Mikeal Everett is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0