A type of English entertainment that was Henry VIII’s favorite, with many aspects of opera, but not one whole cohesive performance by one composer.
A masterpiece of opera but with only four roles and three acts, written by England’s leading composer, Purcell.
A mixed genre that was a spoken play with an overture and four or more masques with lots of musical episodes, including The Fairy Queen.
A round or canon with humorous, often ribald text, unaccompanied by a group of dudes. Written by Purcell and other English composers
John Playford published this collection of tunes most commonly used for English country dances. Lots of folk melodies.
Hidalgo and Calderon devised this, the predominant genre of music theater in spain for several centuries. Light, myhological play in a pastoral setting, sung and spoken.
Spanish sacred music that had once been secular, in the vernacular preformed in the church and especially at Christmas/Easter. Choir, multiple choirs, or solo with basso continuo.
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