David Starkey's Music & Monarchy DVD

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Item #: XD0502
From Henry V through Elizabeth II, Britain's monarchs have molded its music—as patrons, tastemakers, even composers. Hosted by historian David Starkey (Monarchy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII) this lavishly scored series features more than 40 live recordings. From famous melodies to forgotten treasures and works of public pageantry to songs composed for private enjoyment. Includes music by William Byrd, ... More
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From Henry V through Elizabeth II, Britain's monarchs have molded its music—as patrons, tastemakers, even composers. Hosted by historian David Starkey (Monarchy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII) this lavishly scored series features more than 40 live recordings. From famous melodies to forgotten treasures and works of public pageantry to songs composed for private enjoyment. Includes music by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, and William Walton. All are performed in the spectacular locations where the monarchs first heard them: Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the chapel of King's College at Cambridge, and more. 4 episodes, 4 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH, viewer's guide.

• Nine performance pieces (29 min.)
• 16-page booklet with articles on the monarchy's musical history, the musical accomplishments of Henry VIII, and the life of George Handel as well as a list of songs featured in the program
• Biographies of David Starkey and select composers

Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 4 hours
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio:
Audio Format: Stereo
Rating: NR