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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Vocalist, harpist and scholar Benjamin Bagby has been an important figure in the field of medieval musical performance for almost 25 years. Co-founder of the highly successful early music group Sequentia, Bagby has been actively involved in the reconstruction of medieval oral epics, including his acclaimed bardic performance of the Anglo-Saxon epic, "Beowulf."

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Benjamin Bagby

Bringing Back "Beowulf"

Using only his voice and a reconstructed six-string harp from the seventh century, Benjamin Bagby has resurrected the oral tradition of the bardic story-teller with "Beowulf." In reviewing Bagby's recent Edinburgh performances of the epic poem, the London Sunday Times called it a "magical evening," going on to write that ...

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Gaye Hill from home

I am a high school English teacher. I am taking a technology course to support furthering my education. As part of my class assignment as a teacher- I would like to access a dvd clip of Dr. Bagsby's of Beowulf for a slide show for my high school seniors. I would like permission to copy a small portion of that dvd. I have already sent a purchase order to Aaron Concert Artists.

Nov. 14 2009 01:44 AM

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