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During the Renaissance instrumental music developed considerably. Most of the medieval instruments continued to be used, but they were improved.

One of the most important instruments during the Renaissance was the viol. It was built in different sizes and grouped in a family called viol consort:

Another important Renaissance instrument was the lute:

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Esta pieza pertenece a la suite Peer Gynt, del compositor noruego Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), quien la compuso para acompañar la representación teatral de la obra del mismo nombre del escritor, también noruego, Henrik Ibsen. La obra narra las aventuras de Peer Gynt, un joven irresponsable y egoísta que abandona su pueblo y su familia para recorrer un mundo fantástico fruto de su imaginación. (más…)

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Musical instruments

Hi, bilingual students!

How much do you know about musical instruments? Have a look at this presentation about the instruments of the orchestra:

After that, do these pictures vocabulary exercises. Also, help Mighty Music Man recover the instruments. As a final task about musical instruments, print this worksheet and fill it in. You will get an extra point!

Now, we are going to learn about the orchestra. Please, read this article about Benjamin Britten. Write down in your notebook some information about him. Also, watch this video, it’s from his most famous work:

What’s the title of this composition? Write down in your notebook the order of the orchestral families performing the theme. Also, here you will find a game on this musical work. Good luck!

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¿Por qué es tan importante el canto gregoriano para la Historia de la Música? ¿Hubo “cantautores” en la Edad Media? Podrás respoder a estas y otras preguntas si realizas las siguientes tareas.

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¡Hola a todos!

A modo de bienvenida, os invito a disfrutar de este vídeo… ¿Qué os parece el musical engranaje?

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