Ancient Voices

Over four programmes, Michael Wood explores medieval music.

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Episodes

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01Voices Of Love2002032620020604

He looks at the troubadours, courtly love and how the ideal woman was depicted in music.

02Voices Of The Divine2002040220020605

The role of religious music during the Middle Ages was an important one.

03Voices Of Earthly Glory2002040920020606

The emergence of the business classes during the Middle Ages had many implications for music.

04 LASTVoice Of Everyman2002041620020607

Much of the popular music of the Middle Ages is lost forever, but song and dance was as relevant to medieval society as it is today.