The rich variety of music in the first Elizabethan age is something we can all enjoy today. Renaissance and Elizabethan music came in two categories - sacred and secular. Translate that as religious and fun! There were no conflicts between mods, rockers and skinheads. There were no critics leaping up and condemning the music of the day because it wasn't classical. Serious meant sacred and appropriate to worship, secular meant wine, women and song and much, much dancing.
The truly lovely thing about Elizabethan music is how very timeless it really is! For all it brings back the sense of the Past it has a beat, harmony, emotional meaning, ease of participation in a band, and all the things that make a good Eurovision number.
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