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During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), English art and high culture reached a pinnacle known as the height of the English renaissance. Elizabethan music experienced a shift in popularity from sacred to secular music and the rise of instrumental music. Professional musicians were employed by the Church of England, the nobility, and the rising middle-class. Elizabeth I was very fond of music and played the lute and virginal among others
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9 The Arts in the Elizabethan World. During the early Renaissance, an era spanning from the fourteenth century to the seventeenth century, the arts in Europe blossomed into bold new forms, blending the philosophy and creative forms of the ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece with contemporary European style. Music with many voices; or the mixing together of several melodic lines at the same time in a musical composition. Various new musical instruments-the early violin, the harpsichord and virginal, the oboe (a reed instrument), and others-were being used in combination to produce complex sounds. This type of musical arrangement was called polyphony, which means many voices, or the mixing together of several melodic lines at the same time.
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Elizabethan Songs and Co. .has been added to your Basket. Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. An excellent and well-priced primer to open the world of secular music in late C16 England. The tones and warmth achieved are both illuminating of the sound-world and deeply enjoyable as an entertainment. 6 people found this helpful.