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Virgins and Virginals: The Shadowy World of John Bull

Saturday 7 January 2006 22:00-22:30 (Radio 3)

The life of the keyboard composer John Bull is cloaked in mystery. He's glimpsed only fleetingly as a player in the murky secret theatre of the court of Elizabeth I.

In this free elaboration on Bull's life, his times and his music, expert witnesses - including the virginalist Sophie Yates, the writer Charles Nicholl, the scholars David Smith and Martin Souter - offer a portrait of the man and his art within a musical frame composed by Steven Faux and featuring the saxophone of Will Gregory.

Duration:

30 minutes




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