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Author: James BowmanMichael ChanceAndreas SchollJimmy SomervilleDavid Miller, (Lutenist)All authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Distributed by Kultur, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Produced wholly by natural means, the voices of today's countertenors are having a huge resurgence in popularity. Their performances have an unmistakable vocal style, rooted in church and operatic tradition, yet completely up-to-date.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Concert films
Named Person: James Bowman; Michael Chance; Andreas Scholl; Jimmy Somerville
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Bowman; Michael Chance; Andreas Scholl; Jimmy Somerville; David Miller, (Lutenist); Julius Drake; Thomas Campion; John Dowland; Thomas Ford; Henry Purcell; John Blow; Johann Sebastian Bach; Antonio Vivaldi; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; George Frideric Handel; George Butterworth; Sonnerie (Musical group); Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.; London Weekend Television (Firm); NVC Arts (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 9780769787459 0769787452
OCLC Number: 300102610
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles; sung in English, German, Italian and Latin.
Notes: Title from container.
"An LWT South Bank Show."
Bonus features: bonus concert.
Credits: Editor, Melvyn Bragg ; photography, Catherine Ashmore, Hanya Chlala.
Performer(s): Featuring: James Bowman, Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl, Jimmy Somerville.
Event notes: Originally produced in 2000.
Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; soundtrack in Dolby stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
Contents: South Bank Show. What is the countertenor voice? ; Dowland, Purcell, Bach ; Alfred Deller ; Midsummer Night's dream ; Popular music ; Castrati ; Rodelina --
Concert. Never weather-beaten saile / Campion, Michael Chance & David Miller, lute ; Sorrow stay, Can she excuse my wrongs?, Flow my tears / Dowland, Michael Chance & David Miller, lute ; Since I first saw your face / Ford, James Bowman & David Miller, lute --
Sound the trumpet, O dive custos / Michael Chance & James Bowman with Sonnerie ; Strike the viol, Evening hymn / Henry Purcell, Michael Chance with Sonnerie ; Ode on the death of Henry Purcell / Blow, Michael Chance & James Bowman with Sonnerie ; Cantata BWV 170 / J.S. Bach, Michael Chance with Sonnerie ; Cum dederit / Antonio Vivaldi, Michael Chance with Sonnerie ; Stabat mater / Pergolesi, Andreas Scholl with the Akademie fur Alte Musik ; Ombra mai fu (Xerxes), Dove sei, Vivi tiranno (Rodelinda) / Handel, Andreas Scholl with the Akademie fur Alte Musik ; When I was one-and-twenty / Butterworth, Michael Chance & Julius drake, piano --
Is my team ploughing? / Butterworth, Michael Chance & Juluis Drake, piano.
Responsibility: an LWT/NVC Arts co-production ; produced and directed by Melvyn Bragg.

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Produced wholly by natural means, the voices of today's countertenors are having a huge resurgence in popularity. Their performances have an unmistakable vocal style, rooted in church and operatic tradition, yet completely up-to-date.

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