BBC4 starts a new four-part series this Friday called Sacred Music.
About the programmes - I can't wait for the third one on Thomas Tallis although I love Bach too, who the series will end with.
My reco of the week journal featuring Tallis's 'Spem In Alium'
The series focuses on Western Christian sacred music and was made in conjuction with the Open University. I hope they cover other faiths too in the future.
You can save some mp3s to your computer from the site - here, or you can just listen and read more about the chosen pieces: Gregorio Allegri's Miserere, Johann Sebastian Bach's Komm, Jesu, komm, William Byrd's Agnus Dei from his Mass in Four Voice. All performed by The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers, who will feature in the new series.
Music tagged sacred music in Last.fm, including Buddhist chants, sufi qawwalis and works by classical composers.
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