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Sacred Music - Series 1 / Simon Russell Beale, The Sixteen

Sacred Music Series One
Release Date: 03/09/2010 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16078  
Composer:  Thomas TallisWilliam ByrdGiovanni PalestrinaJohann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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The BBC's groundbreaking TV series

Sacred Music (2 DVD Set)
Presented by Simon Russell Beale
Featuring Harry Christophers & The Sixteen 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
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Episode 4
Bach & the Lutheran Legacy

Plus Bonus Features:
* 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: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
* Harry Christophers’ Favourite Recordings
* The Sixteen’s Favourite Recordings
* The Sixteen Timeline
* Artist Biographies and Images
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Works on This Recording

1. Salvator mundi by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
2. Mass for 4 Voices: Agnus Dei by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1592-1593; England 
3. Work(s) by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
4. Work(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 

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