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Sunday Playlist: Sacred Music Documentary Series Episode 4 – Bach and the Lutheran Legacy & Series Concert

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November 20, 2011

The fourth and final episode in the series of documentaries on sacred music by Simon Beale. In this episode Beale explores the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his life, his times, and his legacy. As this is the final episode in the series I've included below the fold the concert given by Harry Christophers and his specialist ensemble The Sixteen featuring the music of the series. If you haven't played it already you're in for a treat – It's just under an hour and a half of glorious music. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Video Source: Episode 4 Bach and the Lutheran Legacy – YouTube  Uploaded by markfromireland on Oct 1, 2011

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Sunday Playlist: Sacred Music Documentary Series Episode 3 – Byrd and Tallis

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November 13, 2011

The third episode in the four part BBC documentary by Simon Beale on Western Religious music. This episode features the music of the two towering musical geniuses. Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. It may well be that you've seen this before as I posted about it recently here: Sun­day Playl­ist: Sac­red music: Tal­lis, Byrd and the Tudors – Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land. In the playlist for this episode I've included two pieces one by each composer. The first is Tallis' "Oh Lord In Thee Is All My Trust", it's a good example of Tallis' writing for the Anglican service which is often unjustly neglected, he wrote it for inclusion in a psalter intended for congregational singing. It's got a pleasingly clear melodic line and is very singable. The second is Byrd's "Domine secundum actum meum" which to my mind is one of his most masterly pieces of composition. The playlist videos, lyrics, and translation are all below the fold.
Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

PS: (You might want to read yesterday's posting William Byrd – Ne irascaris + Civitas. Hilliard Ensemble – YouTube | Saturday Chorale which features two of Byrd's "Jerusalem" motets) – mfi.

How to use the playlist: The playlist consists of a set of thumbnails and text links. Clicking any one of the thumbnails or the text links will load that performance in the large player on top which works exactly the same as YouTube's player.

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Sunday Playlist: Sacred Music Documentary Series Episode 2 – Palestrina and the Popes

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November 6, 2011

The second episode in the BBC's 4 part series in which Simon Beale explores Western musical history. In this episode Beale and Harry Christophers' choir "The Sixteen" combine forces to discover the world of Palestrina and the high renaissance Catholic composers of his time.

Sacred Music Series Episode 2 - Palestrina and the Popes Uploaded by markfromireland on Oct 1, 2011  – YouTube

Sunday Playlist: Sacred Music Documentary Series Episode 1 – The Gothic Revolution

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October 30, 2011

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The first episode in the 4 part series from the BBC featuring Simon Beale and the singing of Harry Christopers' choral group "The Sixteen". As well introducing the series this episode covers early Christian music from plainchant to Gothic polyphony and the impact of the discovery of musical notation. To accompany the documentary I've included in the playlist which you'll find below the fold a music video of the Hilliard Ensemble's performance of Viderunt Omnes Fines Terre  together with it's lyrics and a translation in English.

Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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