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The Early Music Show - Fragments for the End of Time


Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given by members of the early music group Sequentia featuring texts and music from different cultures on the subject of the End of Time. "From the time of Christianity's introduction into Europe until the end of the first millennium, apocalyptic images of the End of Time and the Last Judgement were widespread, both in texts and in the visual arts. These images, based largely on the Biblical Revelation of John, at times bear a remarkable similarity to the pagan-germanic description of the world's destruction during the final battle (Ragnarök) between Odin, the gods and their mortal enemies, the giants. ...We explore the musical world of these surprising, powerful texts." This is how Benjamin Bagby - vocalist, harper and founder of the early music group Sequentia describes the content of his concert programme with Sequentia's flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen entitled "Fragments for the End of Time". Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert on this theme that the duo gave at the Collegiate Church in Jaroslav, Poland.

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