Nearly all of Shakespeare's plays provide for music both instrumental and vocal. This scholarly work attempts to reconstruct that music so as to make us more aware of the use of music as a dramatic device by Shakespeare and other dramatists of that era. This 1923 publication was the first study to concentrate on identifying the correct versions of all the music, instrumental and vocal, and to discuss and illustrate the earliest known versions of the music and scores related to the plays and the musical instruments used to play them. This title is cited and recommended by A Shakespeare Bibliography - Ebisch. Sir Frederick Bridge (1844-1924) was a composer and conductor, Professor of Harmony at Owens College, Manchester; and deputy organist at Westminster Abbey.