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Instruments and songs of Elizabethan England presented by FMC During the reign of Elizabeth ments such as the krummhorn; a I (1558-1603), music assumed a variety of keyboard instruments prominent role in the lives of all including the clavichord, harpEnglishmen. Everyone, regard- sichord, and virginals; bowed less of social status, read music instruments such as the rebec, a at sight and performed vocally forerunner of the violin, and the and on various inviola da gamba. struments. April The madrigal Want to go? 16 will be a fine was the most What: FMC’s Elizabethan popular form example of this. It is not at all England of secular vosurprising that presentation cal music. It is Elizabeth herself When: April 16, noon. a complex polyexcelled in singphonic unacing, dancing, and Where: Lanier Library companied vocal playing musical piece generally instruments. Her father, Henry for two to six voices. Vocal, as VIII, as well as being known for well as instrumental counterpoint his six wives, was recognized as compositions, were often quite an accomplished musician and intricate with different parts intercomposer. weaving their melody lines. The most popular instruments Some of the most well-known during this English Renaissance composers of the time were period were the lute, one of the Thomas Morley, known for his forerunners of the modern guitar; (Continued on page 30) the recorder and other wind instru-

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