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The Artist in Society: 1: The Middle Ages

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Three programmes which set out to examine different aspects of the role played by the artist in society during a thousand years of European civilisation
Introduced by Ronald Fletcher Professor of Sociology, University of York
Contributors include:
Andrew Martindale on 'Siena in the Middle Ages' with the recorded voices of Catherine Salkeld, Paul Ferris, Norman Pitt, David Swift
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Brian Trowell on 'Medieval Music in France and Italy' with Musica Reservata
Grayston Burgess and John Whitworth (counter-tenors), Daphne Webb (rebec)
John Sothcott (recorder) Michael Morrow (lute)
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Glynne Wickham on 'The Chester Miracle Plays' with Tom Fleming as Abraham and Fergus McClelland as Isaac; also taking part: Peter Fraser, John Glen

Contributors

Introduced by: Ronald Fletcher
Presenter (Siena in the Middle Ages): Andrew Martindale
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Catherine Salkeld
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Paul Ferris
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): Norman Pitt
Voice (Siena in the Middle Ages): David Swift
Presenter (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Brian Trowell
Counter-tenor (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Grayston Burgess
Counter-tenor (Medieval Music in France and Italy): John Whitworth
Rebec (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Daphne Webb
Recorder (Medieval Music in France and Italy): John Sothcott
Lute (Medieval Music in France and Italy): Michael Morrow
Presenter (The Chester Miracle Plays): Glynne Wickham
Abraham: Tom Fleming
Isaac: Fergus McClelland
Also taking part: Peter Fraser
Also taking part: John Glen
Costume supervisor: Dorothea Wallace
Lighting: Peter Murray
Design: David Jones
Producer: Victor Poole

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