The Jacobean era of England was a time of both literary and musical creativity that has been regarded as a golden age of English music. During this time, Shakespeare had become a mature playwright and Thomas Campion was writing his melancholy songs. John Dowland and John Donne were also creating their works that have been passed down through the ages. In this 39-minute video, the music of this age has been recreated with an emphasis on authenticity. Both cheerful and morose songs are recreated with performers wearing the clothing of the period. Realistic settings are used as well as period instruments like the lute, viol and bandora to recreate the music in just the way it would have been heard during this time period.