Music from the 1900s was very different than the music today. For some of us, we would far prefer it- others, not so much.
Music from the 1900s was beginning to take on a “swing/rag-time” feel, which influenced many composers of the period. Around this time frame the first World War began as well, which had a dramatic impact on how music sounded. Some composers chose to employ sadder, more serious melodies whereas others tried to brighten the mood considerably. If you think of the music which Sarah and Booth (below) listened to in Road to Avonlea, you might remember how it sounds.
We thought it would be fun to research some very popular romantic music from the 1900s. What do you think? Take a listen to these pretty tunes below. Enjoy, and Happy Valentines Day!
Dear Old Girl, Circa 1912
You’re the Flower Of My Heart Adeline, Circa 1918
Just Because She Made Dem Goo Goo Eyed, Circa 1906
Under the Bamboo Tree, Circa 1902