Classical music | Sunday Observer

Classical music

6 September, 2020

The music created in Europe from around 1600 to 1900 is called Classical music. It developed from chants, religious songs and instrumental pieces played in Christian churches from 500 AD.

Church musicians were supported by rich people who paid them to write religious music.

Church musicians tried to find new ways to use the voices of singers. Written or printed music was given a new name, a score. Each page showed all the parts played by different instruments. From around 1600 many classical composers wrote music for operas. These are plays in which a complete story is sung by actors and singers, accompanied by an orchestra.


Tharumuthu Jayasuriya,

Grade 11,

Sujatha Vidyalaya.