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500 years ago this year, one of the most monumental artistic achievements the earth has ever seen was begun as Michelangelo began to paint the now iconic ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Remarkably Michelangelo was born in the same year as work on the Sistine Chapel was begun: 1475, he was 8 when it was completed and 33 when he began the task of painting it's ceiling. It was to take 4 years to complete. Lucie Skeaping traces the lives of the great artist and the chapel through music, examining this historic event in more detail.

PLAYLIST:

PALESTRINA Ave Maria
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
CORO COR 16047
Track 3

MARBRIANUS DE ORTO Dulces Exuviae
Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901739
Track 3

GUGLIELMO EBREO DA PESARO (arr. Gerhard Kanzian/Ed Lewis) Gratioso
Wien ‘Lyra’ Ensemble
SONOTON SCD 113
Track 13

Segue to:

GUGLIELMO EBREO DA PESARO La Bassa Castiglia
La Rondinella
DORIAN DIS-80130
Track 20

FELICO ANERIO Magnificat Secundi toni a 8
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
CORO COR 16047
Track 15

HEINRICH ISAAC Quis Dabit Pacem Populo Timenti
Hilliard Ensemble
Kees Boeke Consort
EMI CDM 7 63063-2
Track 6

JOSQUIN DESPREZ Domine non secondum
The Clerks’ Group/Edward Wickham
ASV CD GAU 302
Track 2

LUCA MARENZIO Che Fa Oggi il Mio Sole
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
CORO COR 16047
Track 8

GREGORIO ALLEGRI Misereri
Taverner Consort/Andrew Parrott
Virgin Veritas VER 5 61309-2
Track 3

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Sat 29 Nov 2008 13:00