About this playlist
The medieval period in musical terms covers a staggering 900 years. Although it may seem distant to us now, it was a crucial time for music and firmly set the template for music we still make today. This near millennium of music bridged the gap between the musical traditions of ancient Rome that came before and the Renaissance that followed, and it saw fundamental breakthroughs in music that we still feel today. From the invention of musical notation to seismic shifts in the very understanding of core concepts like rhythm and harmony.