Sunday, July 25, 2010

Early Music

So I'm guessing that most of you are fans of music of some sort. And you "like" classical style music, but just don't know where to start. How about at the beginning?
I found this album on Amazon and since it was free decided to download it. It is called The Very Best of Naxos Early Music. It is comprised of several selections of early (think pre 1600's) music, vocal and instrumental. If you are somewhat intrigued by the music in Robin Hood type movies, etc. you will want this album (though it's not that much the same). Also, if you are studying early history, this is great music to accompany the stories of King Arthur.
I found it enjoyable to listen to in my mp3 all the way through with the exception of one piece, but that could have been because the kids were clamoring about and I just couldn't handle it all.
Naxos is a recording label and has very good music at very affordable prices. if you don't know where to start, you can start with Naxos.

If you want to know more about what instruments can possibly make those kinds of sounds, then go check out Musica Antiqua's website. They are a group from Iowa State. The older bearded man, Carl Bleyle, was one of my music history professors.

But do get the album. It's free. If you don't like it, then you aren't out anything. If you do, great!


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