Plague and the Moonflower (1994)

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Recording of a performance in Salisbury Cathedral of an allegorical music work, composed by Richard Harvey, which combines music, drama, poetry and dance. Filmed images of "nature's most magical splendours and man's most terrible blunders" accompanied the performance which involved two choirs and a full orchestra, and various soloists. The story concerns an evil Plague Demon who stalks the earth destroying its resources, whose heart is finally captured when the Amazonian Moonflower, "the most fragile flower on earth", bursts briefly into bloom.

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