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David Starkey’s Music & Monarchy

Synopsis
Presented by renowned historian David Starkey, this BBC series reveals how British kings and queens shaped the story of the nation’s music as patrons and taste makers, and even as composers and performers.
This two-disc set uncovers the role of the crown in the careers of composers such as Purcell, Handel, Parry and Elgar; it also features exclusive performances in the historic locations where the monarchy first enjoyed it - from Westminster Abbey and King’s College Cambridge to Buckingham Palace.
This is the music of ceremony, pageantry, and power; music composed for Coronations and jubilees, thanksgiving and political expediency.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
History; Music
Keywords
coronation; monarchy; music - classical; British history

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£7.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
135 minutes
Year
2019

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