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  • 1. Victorian Music By Colton Sanden Mrs. Niederoest
  • 2. Popular Composers Some popular composers include Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford, Richard Strauss, and Arthur Somervell.
  • 3. Popular Music The popular music of the days include Love’s Old Sweet Song, Long, Long Ago, Cherry Ripe and many more.
  • 4. Sir Edward Elgar (1857- 1934) Born: 2nd June, 1857 Died: 23rd February, 1934 Best known for his orchestral works including Enigma Variations, and The Pomp and Circumstance Marches.
  • 5. Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Born: 11th June, 1864 Died: 8th September,1949 Most known for his operas, especially Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Lieder, and Four Last Songs.
  • 6. Instruments Some include: harpsichord, violin, piano, plus many more.
  • 7. Harpsichord Introduced during 16th century Widely used during Renaissance and Baroque periods. Unable to adjust volume, due to the way it works.
  • 8. Violin Modern violin introduced in 16th century. Played in a wide variety of music. Also know as a fiddle.
  • 9. Piano Eventually became more popular than the harpsichord. Introduced in 18th century. Replaced harpsichord.
  • 10. Styles of Music Compared to today’s music, which is somewhat repetitive, Victorian era music flowed from one genre to another over the course of the piece.
  • 11. Music Halls Music Halls were a form of theatrical entertainment, but they also helped spread popular music around.
  • 12. The Waltz Was a popular dance during the Victorian Era Considered “riotous and indecent” by the English Oxford Dictionary as a late as 1825.
  • 13. The Polka The polka is a Central European dance. Originates from Czech word “pulka” (little half)- referencing to the quick half step of the dance, or Czech word “polka” (Polish woman/girl)
  • 14. The End Hope you enjoyed it!