Elizabethan Musical Instruments
Music composed for Elizabethan Musical Instruments
Elizabethan and music composed during the Renaissance rarely specified which instrument should be used when playing the composition. The Composers wrote the music and the musicians decided which instrument it should be played upon.
Combinations of Elizabethan Musical Instruments - Consort Music
The Elizabethan musicians enjoyed experimenting with various combinations of musical instruments. But the most popular combination of Elizabethan musical instruments would become known as an 'English Consort'. This combination of Elizabethan musical instruments initially consisted of 4 musical instruments. This quartet comprised of:
The 'English Consort' was the first English string quartet. It proved to be so popular that in 1599 Thomas Morley published a book of 'Consort Lessons'.
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