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Symphony For The Spire
Symphony For The Spire

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Item #:  D4050
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 83 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031405097
ISBN: 0-7697-8118-7

Availability: In Stock

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Salisbury Cathedral's West Green is the setting for Symphony for the Spire, the spectacular inaugural concert of the 1991 Salisbury Festival. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the cathedral, the evening is a mixture of spectacular special effects and pyrotechnics with a program of unique stars, including Placido Domingo, Jessye Norman, and cellist Ofra Harnoy.

The cathedral's West Front also acts as an enormous projection screen for a series of dramatic images to support a special adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V. Starring Kenneth Branagh in the role that made him internationally famous, and Charlton Heston, the action is backed by a special version of the acclaimed score by Scottish composer, Patrick Doyle.

The Kneller Hall Trumpeters join the English Chamber Orchestra for a performance of the finale to Act II of Verdi's Aida. And a massive firework display over Salisbury provides a dramatic backdrop to Handel's La Réjouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks, and orchestra and chorus bring the evening to a close with Parry's Jerusalem.


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Cast & Crew

Kenneth Branagh
Charleton Heston
Placido Domingo
Patrick Doyle
Ofra Harnoy
Peter Donohoe
Jessye Norman

The English Chamber Orchestra
The Philharmonia Chorus

Conductor: Richard Armstrong

Directed for Television by: Mike Mansfield

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