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CLIP 144

Music in Victorian Britain

Music in Victorian Britain

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Key Info
  • Music in Victorian Britain
  • Duration: 00:25
  • The enjoyment of music became more widespread during the Victorian period. Brass bands started out in the coal mines of industrial Britain, and being in a band offered the workers a welcome distraction. Children were often taught how to play an instrument at an early age so they could keep the tradition going within their families. Brass bands would play in parks and bandstands where the public would stop, listen and sometimes make a donation. Victorian audiences loved marches and hymns. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Victorians: Victorian Life

  • Keywords: victorian, victorian music, victorian britain, brass band, victorian children, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Students can listen to different pieces of popular Victorian music and draw an image which they think represents that music.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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