From the Library: An Early Music Festival

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by Elrik Merlin on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008

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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