The Early Music Show: Shakespeare’s Musick

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 4 February, 2012

The Early Music Show: Shakespeare's Musick

The Merchant of Venice at the Globe Theatre (Photo: H M Cotterill)

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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