|02||100-500 - Golden Mouth, Clanging Cymbal||20000101||An exploration of the earliest surviving pieces and traditions from Egypt, Milan and Gaul, their musical influences and legacy.|
With Ian Stewart, Jeremy Summerly, Mary Berry, Donald Greig and Valentine Cunningham.
|03||500-1000 - A Trope On The Daughter Of Memory||20000101||David Wulstan, Jonathan Thorpe and Adrian Jack question the theory of music as a branch of mathematics and recall the practice of handing down the musical elements of the Mass by oral communication.|
Music ranges from Gregorian chant to early polyphony in the Winchester Troper.
|04||1000-1500 - Divine Proportion In Imperfect Measure||19991231||An investigation into the development of musical notation that made it possible to construct detailed edifices in sound - from Hildegard of Bingen and Perotin of Paris to Ockeghem, treasurer of St Martin of Tours.|
With Christopher Cook, Mary Remnant, Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Dermot Clinch, Margaret Bent, Bayan Northcott, John Butt and Julian Anderson.
|05||1500-1800 - Divisions Above A Ground||19991231||Michael Burden and Cyril Ehrlich chronicle the extraordinary operatic legend of Orpheus and his lute.|
With music from the old world of Josquin Desprez to the turbulence of twentysomething Beethoven.
|06||1800 - A Cycle Of Fifths||19991231||John Thorley, Anthony Payne and Lewis Foreman consider the moment of composition, from Schubert's smallest swansong to Wagner's grand compositions.|
|07||1900 - And All Kinds Of Music||19991231||Julie Brown examines the network of musical cross-references which characterise the 20th century, from Russian Stravinsky to American Stravinsky and beyond.|
|08||2000 - Fade To Black||20000101||Following the news, the machine takes over with the beginning of an interactive musical experiment.|
A computer programme written by Jonathan Finn offers up-to-the-moment instantaneous composition and a glimpse of a virtual future world, where human creativity simply retreats to the conceptual level advocated by theorists stretching back into antiquity.