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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