Music of Great BritainЗавантажити презентацію
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English music dates back to the culture of Celtic tribes who inhabited the British Isles in the 4th century. The Celts played the pipe, the flute, the primitive violin, the drum. Popular dances at that time were jig, counterdance and bornpipe.
In the 6th century BC the British were converted to Christianity. Church music dominated at that period. Thanks to this professional music came into being.
In the 11th century the Normans who came from the North of France began to invade the British Isles. French culture influenced the development of music in Britain. New forms of folk music appeared at that time: epic, romantic, satirical songs.
Bards and minstrels sang them and played the harp, the lyre, the lute, the violin, the bagpipe, wooden and percussion instruments.
In the 12th – 13th centuries various forms of vocal and instrumental performances spread all over the country. Church and secular music, all kinds of folk art coexisted.