Notes & Reviews:
A fascinating history of Christmas music! CORO brings the next installment of the BBC's groundbreaking TV series, Sacred Music, to DVD. This documentary and concert performance follows The Sixteen and Simon Russell Beale as they explore the history of Christmas music. The story takes us through two millennia of music, from a fragment of papyrus preserving the earliest known piece of Christian music to the stories behind some of our most popular carols. Simon Russell Beale also presents a special Christmas concert featuring full performances of some of the works featured in the documentary performed by Harry Christophers and his award-winning choir, The Sixteen. Bonus features include seven audio tracks, trailers for Sacred Music: Series One and An Easter Celebration, artist biographies, and related CD information.