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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
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)
Glynne Wickham on 'The Chester Miracle Plays' with Tom Fleming as Abraham and Fergus McClelland as Isaac; also taking part: Peter Fraser, John Glen


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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