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Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music

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Presents the Naguata version of the piece Sue Hirogari by Kineya Rokuzaemon X. Performed on a no drama practice stage by students at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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The Play of Daniel: A Medieval Opera

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Explains the historical background of the 13th century musical drama and presents a fully staged recreation of The play of Daniel.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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"And They Sang a New Song": Twenty-Four Musical Elders at Santiago de Compostela

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Art and music history interpret the meaning of the twenty four Elders of the Apocalypse and their instruments carved in the late twelfth century Portico de la Gloria of the pilgrimage church at Santiago de Compostela. Includes performances of music from the Codex Calixtinus on instruments copied from the portal.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Wedding Cantata

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Features a performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Epithalamio in lode dell'Altezza Serenissima Elettorale di Massimiliano Emanuel Duca di Baviera, interspersed with commentary by John Casey, acting in the role of the composer.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

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The composer (played by Jeff Coussens) introduces his music and explains the variety of professional opportunities available to a musician in Venice during the early 18th century.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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A Renaissance of Monteverdi

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Explains the cultural, political, and historical background to a courtly madrigal by Claudio Monteverdi. Scenes of rehearsal and preparation lead to a fully staged production of a ballo from the Madrigals of Love and War.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)
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Handel's Messiah: A Commemoration

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The 18th century music historian and critic Dr. Charles Burney, played by John Casey, discusses the "grandscale" performances of Handel's Messiah at Westminster Abbey in 1784.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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Gagaku: The Court Music of Japan

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The Imperial Court Orchestra of Tokyo illustrates the contrasting styles of gagaku through music, costume and court dances (Nasori, Genjoraku). Host, William P. Malm. Sidney D. Brown discusses gagaku's historic roots in Mongolia and Korea.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Music of Bunraku

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Shows the exotic drama of Bunraku, the puppet theater of Japan, and is intended to enable the viewer to understand its music as well. The musical styles, notation and performers of Bunraku are introduced by Prof. William P. Malm of the University of Michigan, while the historic roots of Bunraku, as illustrated in antique paintings and prints, are explained by Prof. Sidney D. Brown of the University of Oklahoma. Artists from the National Bunraku Theater of Japan demonstrate the musical styles of Bunraku, and perform Ise ondo koi no netaba (The massacre of a geisha house in Ise).
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Shinto Festival Music

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Describes the music and theatricals of Shinto which has remained fundamental to the Japanese lifestyle.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Nō: Music of Noh Drama [Videorecording]

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VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
12.

1492: A Portrait in Music

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A portrait of political, academic and religious life in Spain ca. 1492, told through contemporary music and art of the time, and focusing on a personal account of Christopher Columbus by his son and first biographer, Ferdinand Columbus.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)