1719 William Trent House

Historic Home and Museum

Music in Colonial American History

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It has been fun researching the music and dances that were popular in Colonial America.  There was not quite as much variety as we have today, and of course it had to be played in person.

The large rooms at the William Trent house were probably alive with musicians on occasions for parties and celebrations.

http://www.colonialmusic.org

Over Hills Far Away  music link!

Billy Boy music link!

Dancing!

http://www.americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Dance/types.htm

Minuet

Reel

Cotillion

Dancing in Colonial Williamsburg

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Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.

http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/

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Written by sallykwitt

August 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Thank you for all this incredible information Sally!

    Jeanette

    September 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  2. Always a fan of American Colonial History — I hope you continue with this! Great videos!

    Alex

    September 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  3. Love the videos! 🙂

  4. I was fortunate enough to visit colonial Williamsburg some time ago and love that the music and dance of that period are being preserved and passed down. Thanks for this!

    Mitch Devine

    September 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  5. Fascinating. I love music of any type so I really enjoyed this post.

    Gabriella aime

    September 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  6. Thanks so much! As a musician, It’s always interesting learning more on how people related to the music of their time.

    Court Fortier (@4TAmusic)

    September 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm


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