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 RE: Anglo-Saxon Music (449-1066?)
Author: Ken Shaw 
Date:   1999-09-24 17:51

ClarinetQween wrote:
I am doing a report for school on music during the Anglo-Saxon time period which is 449-1066 AD. I was wondering of there were any other types of music besides Gregorian Chant during this time period and if so what was it? This would help me so much because I was unfortunate to get stuck with a time period so early in muscal history. I am so sad about that but oh well i have to make the best of it i guess. Thany you much in advance for all of the information (Web sites, books, kind of instruments etc.) that you can give me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CQ -

A good guide to early music on the Web is the Early Music Guild at

Any music library, and probably any public library, will have two standard (college) textbooks: Duckles, "Music Reference and Research Materials" and Grout, "A History of Western Music."

Go to Alta Vista,
and search on:
+"anglo saxon" +music
I tried this and got 36460 "hits," and the first one looked very nice.

You can also go to the library and look up the subject in the Encyclopedia Britannica, or use an encyclopedia you have at home. Most new computers come with Encarta or another encyclopedia on CD-ROM.

Now to the other issue. I have played and sung lots of early music and have found that I understand classical music much better because I know what it evolved from. You were not "unfortunate." You have the extreme *good* fortune to get to know some wonderful music you've never heard of before. You learn to make the best music by opening doors, not closing them.

You have the whole world of music before you. Take a stroll to another part of the forest. It will open your ears. If you're anything like me, you will never forget the first time you hear those "new" old sounds.

Have a great adventure.

Ken Shaw

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Marci 1999-09-24 00:13 
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ClarinetQween 1999-09-24 00:18 
 RE: Anglo-Saxon Music (449-1066?)  new
'nifer 1999-09-24 00:23 
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 RE: Anglo-Saxon Music (449-1066?)  new
Ken Shaw 1999-09-24 17:51 
 RE: Anglo-Saxon Music , Celtic also?  new
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