Early Modern Music

The audio player below will allow you to listen to a recording of an early modern song in period pronunciation. Read along as the lyrics are displayed, and try to spot interesting pronunciations. Make notes on three interesting words that are pronounced differently than they are today, and be able to give some details about them.

Featuring Joel Cohen and William Hite, soloist.

Click here to open a pdf of the page from Dowland's The Second Booke of Songs (1600): http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/files/cb45/files/dowlandpage.pdf