The Early Music Show: Shakespeare’s Musick

Today in our month­ly edi­tion of the Ear­ly Music Show we present “The Musick of Shake­speare” – music writ­ten to accom­pa­ny the Bard’s plays, set­tings of some of the Son­nets, and oth­er pieces.

The music stems pri­mar­i­ly from the Renais­sance, as one might expect, but there are also Baroque con­tri­bu­tions, as well as mod­ern pieces writ­ten in ear­li­er styles, and some mod­ern orches­tral and oth­er pieces. You’ll hear a num­ber of excel­lent con­tri­bu­tions from Philip Pick­ett and the mar­vel­lous Musi­cians of the Globe, among many oth­ers.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin and pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with our friends at the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:
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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