Garden history with music
Gardenvisit.com has published a set of videos on garden history, starting with the British Isles. The links below go to pages for each of ten periods. We have started with one image-rich video on each page. When complete, there will be a pair of videos for each period. They will be:
- A 'sound and image' video, using music to express the mood of the period and photographs, with some plans and some paintings, to show the characteristics of designed gardens and landscapes in the period. These 10 videos have been published.
- A 'word and image' video in lecture format (based on the text in Tom Turner's book on British gardens: history, philosophy and design) to explain how and why gardens were designed in the styles characteristic of the period. These 10 videos are a work in progress (aka 'vapourware')
See also: videos of individual gardens with music
Each page has short notes on how the music with the photographs were chosen and on the design styles represented by the gardens. For an overview of garden design styles, please see the Gardenvisit.com style charts.
Gardenvisit.com is also producing Garden Music Videos with no spoken words. They're more peaceful.
|DESIGN PERIODS||MUSIC PERIODS||REPRESENTATIVE COMPOSERS|
|Medieval||Middle Ages||Sacred music: Gregorian Chant, Hildegard of Bingen, Folk Music: Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel) Three Ravens (Black Country Three),|
|Renaissance||Renaissance||Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, (1525-1594) Song of Songs, William Byrd (1543-1623), I thought that love had been a boy, John Dowland (1563 – 1626) Fantasia No. 1, Thomas Tallis (1505 – 1585) If ye love me, Galliard (dance),
|Baroque||Baroque||Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741 Claudio Monteverdi(1567 –1643) (1567-1643) Johan Sebastian Bach, (1685 – 1750), Teleman, Handel,|
|Neoclassical||Classical||Haydn (1732-1809), Beethoven (1770-1827) Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann|
|Mixed||Romantic|| Wagner (1813-1883), Verdi (1813-1901), Offenbach , Berlioz, (1803-69)
|Arts & Crafts||Modern||Elgar (1857-1934), Grieg (1843-1907), Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Delius,|
|Modernist||Modernist||Stockhausen 1928- , Britten, Cage, Stravinsky,|
|Postmodern||Postmodern||Lloyd Webber, John Williams, John Adams, Philip Glass|
Arts & Crafts gardens