Sacred Music

Series 1 - 1. The Gothic Revolution

About this programme

1/4. Series exploring the history of Western religious music. Actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale begins his journey in the cathedral of Notre Dame, perusing an enigmatic medieval manuscript that provides vital information on the development of polyphony - music of `many voices'. Featuring performances by members of award-winning choir the Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.