The Gothic Revolution

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Sacred Music, Series 1 Episode 1 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

Four-part documentary series in which actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music. He begins his journey at Notre Dame in Paris, where an enigmatic medieval music manuscript provides the key to the early development of polyphony - music of 'many voices'. Featuring music performed by members of the award-winning choir The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.

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Credits

Presenter
Simon Russell Beale
Director
Andy King-Dabbs
Producer
Helen Mansfield

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