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Saturday, July 30, 2011

BBC's Sacred Music Series - Pt 1 of 4 'The Gothic Revolution'

The following is the first of a four part BBC documentary in which actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music.  It is a beautiful survey of "a thousand years of praise through song" and some of the greatest music "ever written for the human voice." We will be posting the rest of this documentary over the next three Saturdays.  

Like Lord Clark's landmark "Civilisation" documentary which we have posted previously, this series is a tribute to and reminder of the great patrimony of  Western, Christian civilization.

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