When was Christmas music first played? What was the meaning and purpose Christmas songs and carols? Which carols are the oldest and what are pastorals? How old are the oldest records of Czech Christmas music? How did religious songs turn into popular carols? You can learn the answers to these questions and much more at the exhibition in the Charles Bridge Museum, which beautifully explains the history of Christmas music, and which is complete with period iconography and musical instruments. One of these exhibits is one of the oldest medieval instruments called the shawm, and medieval Christmas music will also provide a musical backdrop in the museum.
The exhibition will run until the 2nd of February 2020. Opening hours, admission and other information can be found on the Charles Bridge Museum’s website: http://www.muzeumkarlovamostu.cz/en.