early music


noun
  1. 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.

Origin of early music

1
First recorded in 1885–90

Other words from early music

  • early-music, adjective
  • early musician, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for early music

early music

noun
  1. music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, sometimes also including music of the baroque and early classical periods

adjectiveearly-music
  1. of or denoting an approach to musical performance emphasizing the use of period instruments and historically researched scores and playing techniques: the early-music movement

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