Music composed before approximately 1500 is often called 'Medieval' music. After this, during the 16th Century, there became a great interest in learning and culture, and it was an age of exploration and discovery. This period is often called the 'Renaissance', which literally means 're-birth'. Examples of composers during this time include Palestrina, Morley, Monteverdi, Byrd, Weelkes and Gibbons. From about 1600 to 1750, the violin started to take the place of the viol. Music in this period is often called 'Baroque', which is a name borrowed from architecture. Baroque music is often full of ornamentation and decoration. Examples of composers during this time include Vivaldi, D. Scarlatti, Bach, Corelli, Handel and Purcell. Sites in this category cover the lives and works of composers of 'Early' music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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The Jean Baptiste Lully Collection
[ Mature Teens ] A multimedia thematic catalogue of the University of North Texas Music Library's collection of operas and ballets. Includes bibliographic information, fact sheets, audio samples and notes on performance history.
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