Historical Ballads and
Music of History
Below you will find a
number of references for the music, not only of the 17th century
specifically, but also references for some of my favorite 'period'
Ballads and the Art of
Ballads - This was an excellent site I came across which actually
has many songs and ballads take from 17th century and the English Civil
War. This is an exceptional example of research on the part of the
Folk Music and Ballads
Music of England, Scotland, Ireland Wales, and America - This is an
EXCELLENT and well researched site which collects an incredible
multitude of different songs and ballads through time. Also includes an
admirable collection of seafaring ballads for the sail history fanatic!
Sea shanties hold a special place amongst music and their place in
musical history is story all its own.
Songs of the Sea - This
is part of Lesley Nelson's Folk
Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America website.
Shanties and Sea
Songs - A nicely designed and easy to navigate site from a devout
Minstrels of Mayhem One
of the first acts I ever saw at my first Renaissance Faire and a
favorite ever since is The Minstrels of Mayhem (Ahem!). From
humor to heartbreak - from tradition folk to rock-folk - from kids music
to bawdy songs - there's something for nearly everyone.
of Farrington - Lutenist minstrel extraordinaire. His website says it
all: Songs of Love, Faith and Mirth. Songs of Heaven and of Earth. His
presence at the Bristol Faire adds a charm and talent that cannot be argued.
The baroque was full of opulent architecture and passionate music.
Considered mostly the time period between middle/late 17th century to
early 18th century... It was truly a time period where the wealthy were
not afraid to flaunt it (and obviously why it lead up to so many
Baroque Music Page - Need an overview of the baroque music genre?
Here's a good place to start!
Marcello (Although there are many
great Baroque composers, the most well know, Bach, I have a few of my
favorites. I am trying to collect samples to feature on my web site)