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noun
music of the medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods, especially revived and played on period instruments; European music after ancient music and before the classical music era, from the beginning of the Middle Ages to about 1750.
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Origin of early music

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM early music

early-music, adjectiveearly musician, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for early music

early music

noun
music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, sometimes also including music of the baroque and early classical periods
adjective early-music
of or denoting an approach to musical performance emphasizing the use of period instruments and historically researched scores and playing techniquesthe early-music movement
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