From the Library: An Early Music Festival

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures a col­lec­tion of Ear­ly Music extend­ing from Mediæ­val to Renais­sance times. The per­for­mances include both “tra­di­tion­al” approach­es to recre­at­ing the sounds of the peri­od and mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions that take the spir­it of ear­ly music into the mod­ern envi­ron­ment. In oth­er words, today’s pro­gramme ranges from the likes of David Munrow and Col­legium Aureum to Qntal and Corvus Corax!

In addi­tion, today’s pro­gramme marks the intro­duc­tion of a new for­mat for Tues­days and Thurs­days on Radio Riel’s Main Stream: dur­ing the course of the month we’ll grad­u­al­ly work through the gen­res we cov­er on Radio Riel, broad­ly chrono­log­i­cal­ly, from Ear­ly Music to the music of the 40s. There’ll be Renais­sance; Baroque; Vic­to­ri­an and Edwar­dian music; hits of the 20s, 30s and 40s; a pro­gramme of Light Music, and more. With­in each genre there will be vari­a­tions – for exam­ple a Vic­to­ri­an pro­gramme might fea­ture bal­lads on one occa­sion and mechan­i­cal music on anoth­er.

From time to time this sched­ule will be pre-empt­ed for spe­cial occa­sions, and it is still devel­op­ing so you may see some minor changes to the for­mat. We are always inter­est­ed in your com­ments on our pro­gram­ming, so do let us know what you like. Under­ly­ing our Main Stream pro­gram­ming is the prin­ci­ple that if you have your Sec­ond Life par­cel music URL set to Radio Riel, you and your vis­i­tors should always hear some­thing appro­pri­ate­ly ‘peri­od’ in con­tent.

• This pro­gramme is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life, and pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. For more infor­ma­tion on the Cale­don Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Sec­ond Life ref­er­ence libraries in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Cale­don Library Web site, or one of their loca­tions in-world.

• You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at, or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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