Music of 17th Century Hungary: Soundtrack for The Roses of the Moon

Music of 17th Century Hungary: Soundtrack for The Roses of the Moon

Many authors compose sound tracks for their books, music that enhances their writing process and also bring another dimension into play. Contemporary authors, such as Amanda Hocking, make long lists of current songs to go with their books, almost like a compilation album that can be played to enhance the readers enjoyment of the story.

I adore history. If the basis of the word STORY has anything to do with STORAGE, then all of the greatest stories in the world are stored in the past, in histories, art, music, religion, architecture,  and ancestral memory.

I also love culture, the more strange and unusual the better. I love Early Music and have had a great time looking for examples of music form 17th century Hungary to energize my writing of The Roses of the Moon. Thankfully, as youtube becomes the media outlet of the world, there is a gold mine of music.

The Ottoman invasion of Northern Hungary plays a big part in The Roses of the Moon. The martial music of hungary at that time was powerful. It roused the blood.

Hungarian music from the 17th century – Militaris congratulatio by Arany Zoltán

 

Arany Zoltan is one of my favorite musicians in this genre. he is a piper and plays Celtic music as well. This video also shows lots of old castles on mountains and cliffs like Castle Szeppasszony in my novel.

Hungarian music from the 17th century by Arany Zoltán

This music is for dancing.

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