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Fairest Isle

on BBC Radio 3

"Music, Nothing but music ...
In the second of his monthly series trawling the depths of British musical history, Roderick Swanston comes up with treasures from the Eton Choirbook and discovers why the Dutch humanist Erasmus was so jealous of what went on in English churches:
" ... they have so much music in England that the monks attend to nothing else ... they fancy they can please God by gurgling in their throats."
Producer Antony Pitts


Roderick Swanston
Antony Pitts

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

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