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Sacred Music - A story spanning six cent. with Simon Russell Beale, featuring H. Christophers & The Sixteen

Sacred Music - A story spanning six cent. with Simon Russell Beale, featuring H. Christophers & The Sixteen
ID: COR16078
CDs: 2
Type: DVD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Presenter: Simon Russell Beale

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.

Region Code: ALL, NTSC, Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, PCM stereo
DVD Format: DVD 9
Screen Format: 16.9 Anamorphic
Duration: 298 mins
Color mode: Colour
Subtitles: none
DDD - 24 bit digital recording

Renowned actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale explored the flowering of Western sacred music in this four part documentary series for BBC FOUR.

Taking the viewer on a pilgrimage spanning six centuries Simon presents a rich mix of personal, political and musical stories. Each episode features some of the greatest music ever written, all performed by the award-winning choir 'The Sixteen' conducted by Harry Christophers in appropriate architectural settings.

In the opening programme 'The Gothic Revolution' Simon begins his journey at St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, where he spent many years as a boy chorister. From here he travels to Paris to discover how, at the close of the twelfth century, plainsong (chant) became polyphony (music of ‘many voices’) - the birth of harmony in the west. Simon discovers how, as the vast new edifice of the Cathedral of Notre Dame began to tower over the medieval city, the most famous of all medieval music manuscripts - the 'Magnus Liber' or 'Great Book' of Notre Dame - was also taking shape. The early two part compositions it contained, such as the setting of the psalm ‘Viderunt Omnes’ by Léonin, were preserved in some of the earliest clear musical notation, and represent the birth of harmony in Western music-making.

The next stop in the series is Italy. In 'Palestrina and the Popes' Simon uncovers the links between the papal intrigues of Renaissance Rome and the music of the enigmatic Palestrina, 'The Prince of Music'. Palestrina’s work is considered by many to be unsurpassed in its spiritual perfection, but running underneath it is the turbulent story of the counter-reformation, which would have a dramatic impact on the composer’s life and music. The glorious architecture and art of the High Renaissance complete a compelling picture of this golden age of sacred music.

In episode three 'Tallis, Byrd and the Tudors' Simon discovers the effect of Henry VIII’s break with the Pope and the subsequent tumultuous history of the founding of the Protestant Church in England through the careers of two professional church musicians who were also superlative choral composers. Simon hunts through documents and manuscripts to bring to light revealing glimpses into both their craft as composers and the personal dilemmas of their faith. As members of the monarch's own personal choir - the Chapel Royal - they were both close to the heart of state politics yet both retained strong, and sometimes open, Catholic sympathies at a time when it was dangerous to do so.

Finally, Simon’s travels end in Germany where Luther’s Protestant Reformation led to a musical revolution and ultimately to the glorious works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 'Bach and the Lutheran Legacy' Simon discovers how Martin Luther, himself a composer, had a profound effect on the development of sacred music, re-defining the role of congregational singing and the use of the organ in services as well as developing the hugely important tradition of singing in the vernacular. In the city of Leipzig Simon discovers how these reforms - and the century and a half of music that followed - shaped the world of Bach and inspired him to write some of the greatest works in the history of sacred music.

A 90-minute celebratory concert accompanies the documentaries with music from the series for Easter Sunday performed by Harry Christophers and 'The Sixteen', specially recorded at LSO St Luke’s in London.
23.00 eur Buy

Alexander’s Feast - George Frideric Handel

Alexander’s Feast - George Frideric Handel
ID: COR16028
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

23.00 eur Buy

Requiem Opus 89.

Requiem Opus 89.
ID: RRC2019
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

(c / w Janácek: Glagolitic Mass) Hajossoyova, Soukupova, Kundlak, Mikulas
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus Zdenek Kosler.
24.00 eur Buy

Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus / Peter Hill.

Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus / Peter Hill.
ID: RRC2055
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Piano

(142' 19").
24.00 eur Buy

Anthology of English Anthems 1540 - 1870 Vol. 1

Anthology of English Anthems 1540 - 1870 Vol. 1
ID: RRC2030
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

35 anthems in date order inc. 4 by Byrd, 3 by Tallis, 2 each by Gibbons Weelkes
and Tomkins, 1 each by Farmer, van Wilder, Tye, Sheppard, Farrant, Blow, 4 by
Purcell, 2 each by Ouseley and Wesley, 1 each by Croft, Greene, Boyce,
Battishill, Attwood and Stainer.
24.00 eur Buy

The Nativity of The Most Holy Mother of God - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

The Nativity of The Most Holy Mother of God - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL.121.0
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

2 CD (booklet 20 pages)

Znamenny chant
Znamenny chant, ison singing
Valaam chant
Valaam chant, ison singing
24.00 eur Buy

Akathist Hymn to The Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Charity and Their Mother Sophia - The Moscow Churches’ Choir of Singers - Precentor Anatoly Kuleshov

Akathist Hymn to The Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Charity and Their Mother Sophia - The Moscow Churches’ Choir of Singers - Precentor Anatoly Kuleshov
ID: VOL.124.0
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

2 CD (2 colour booklets 28 pages each)
24.00 eur Buy

The Elevation of The Precious and Life-Creating Cross - Selected Hymns -Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

The Elevation of The Precious and Life-Creating Cross - Selected Hymns -Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL.123.0
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

2 CD (booklet 20 pages)

Znamenny chant
Znamenny chant, ison singing
Valaam chant
Valaam chant, ison singing
24.00 eur Buy

The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL.111.0
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

2 CD and color booklet (20 pages) in Russian and in English with explanations and the text of the Devine service.

Epiphany (the Baptism of the Lord) is one of the Twelve Great feasts of the Russian Orthodox Church. On that day Christ came to John the Baptist, who was preaching on the Jordan River, to be baptized by him. The moment Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens opened and John saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending on Jesus. There was a voice of God the Father, saying: «This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased ». Thus John the Baptist realized Jesus was the due Messiah, the Son of God.

The CD contains selected chants of the feast’s divine services and of the rite of the Great Sanctification of Water, which on those days takes place in the churches, on the rivers or at the springs. The motets «When Thou, O Lord, wast baptised in the Jordan» and some others are performed with reverence by Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev) in Valaam and Znamenny chants.

Znamenny chant
Znamenny chant, ison singing
Valaam chant
Valaam chant, ison singing
Lesser Znamenny chant, ison singing
24.00 eur Buy

The Meeting of our Lord in The Temple - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

The Meeting of our Lord in The Temple - Selected Hymns - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL.114.0
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

2 CD (booklet 20 pages)

Znamenny chant
Znamenny chant, ison singing
Valaam chant
Valaam chant, ison singing
Lesser Znamenny chant, ison singing
24.00 eur Buy
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