3. Samuel Pepys and The Great Fire of London - part 1
The tutorial: learn the song
Exploring London - and the River Thames in particular - in the period immediately before the Great Fire.
We learn the songs 'Flow, flow, flow' and 'Loaves of bread and puddings and pies'. We also hear from Samuel Pepys' about the terrible plague in London in the previous year (1665) in extracts from his diaries and visit Thomas Farrynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire started.
Song: 'Flow, flow, flow'
Song: 'Loaves of bread and puddings and pies'
Listening music / activity
Mime the actions of some 17th century instruments in time with the music:
- the recorder and flageolet (another kind of whistle or flute)
- theorbo (a kind of big lute)
- harpsichord (a keyboard instrument, like an early piano)