Internet Shakespeare Editions


Court life

The topics in this section include:

Some court music.*


  1. Music at Court

    The example here is a complex madrigal -- music for unaccompanied voices. It was written by Thomas Weelkes.

    The madrigal, "As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending, is a musical tribute to Queen Elizabeth -- the Oriana referred to in the final section.