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Location:

Limerick, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Join Tim Thurston for a millennium of sacred music from Gregorian Chant to contemporary Choral works. Each week Gloria journeys through one of the two-hundred surviving Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, which offer an astonishing range of glorious music.

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@RTEgloria

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ lyric fm Cornmarket Square, Limerick, Ireland +353 (0)61 207300


Episodes

Gloria - An Introduction to a Millennium of Sacred Music: Part 3 (The Baroq

10/31/2011
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During the late 16th century Italy saw the beginnings of major developments in all forms of musical composition. The new instrumental styles, the growing popularity of melodic solo rather than choral singing, the greater use of contrast and expression of emotion, and the use of Basso Continuo were slowly incorporated into sacred music.

Duration: 00:23:29


Gloria - An Introduction to a Millennium of Sacred Music: Part 4 (The Class

10/30/2011
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In 18th century Europe the spirit of the Enlightenment encouraged freedom in every aspect of life and thought and there was a further loosening of influence of church and monarchy. The emerging symphonic style of the classical orchestra were central features of the Masses of both composers though many 18th century choral compositions were composed for the concert hall rather than for liturgical use.

Duration: 00:11:00


Gloria - An Introduction to a Millennium of Sacred Music: Part 6 (Modern: E

10/28/2011
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Many sacred choral works of this period look back to the richness of earlier times and there’s been a development of “Holy Minimalism” - compositions of a slow meditative nature with limited melodic or rhythmic development. Against a background of falling church attendance, congregations at cathedral services, especially Evensong, have been growing, thanks in part to the many excellent recordings of the choral repertoire.

Duration: 00:29:29