Sacred Music: a story spanning six centuries

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Sacred Music: a story spanning six centuries
Simon Russell Beale / The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

[ BBC / Coro DVD / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Monday 1 March 2010

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

Series One of the BBC's groundbreaking classical music programme follows renowned actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale as he explores the flowering of Western sacred music.

This four-part documentary series contains a rich mix of personal, political and musical stories and features some of the greatest music ever written, all performed by Harry Christophers and his award-winning choir, The Sixteen.

Episode 1: The Gothic Revolution

Episode 2: Palestrina & the Popes

Episode 3: Tallis, Byrd & the Tudors

Episode 4: Bach & the Lutheran Legacy

Plus Bonus Features include:

An Easter Concert Preview

An Easter Concert Bonus Tracks - Tallis: Salvator Mundi, Salva Nos & Byrd: Agnus Dei from Mass for Four Voices

Bonus Audio Tracks - Allegri: Miserere & J. S. Bach: Cantata No.147

Harry Christophers' Favourite Recordings

The Sixteen's Favourite Recordings

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