Main — Early Music

Music of the Mid­dle Ages was not some­thing you bought on a parch­ment and took home to lis­ten to.

It was played live and, as with most mod­ern live music, would change from per­for­mance to per­for­mance. Copy­right did not exist so writ­ing a hit song and liv­ing off roy­al­ties was not an option. Even if you did write a song, if some­one played it bet­ter than you, they often got the cred­it.

Today’s col­lec­tion includes music from pro­fes­sion­al musi­cians as well as his­tor­i­cal re-cre­ation­ists per­form­ing tunes that have been passed down through the cen­turies.

Today’s pro­gramme is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at http://music.radioriel.org, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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