Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sacred Music: Palestrina and the Popes

Something good from the BBC

Simon Russell Beale explores Western sacred music. He uncovers links between the papal intrigues of Renaissance Rome and the work of composer Palestrina.
(Available for 5 more days)
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Ma Beck said...

Drat! Drat! A thousand times, drat!

It is only available to view in the UK!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Father,
This is a rather excellent programme.

In this programme a reference is made to Papal power being used to defend and expand the Holy Roman Empire. I read somewhere that the Holy Roman Empire never used violence to extend ir's empire, only to defend or reclaim against violent attacks upon her. Do you know if this is true.