SUMMARY:

Horrible Histories reveals history's most monstrous musicians. From the earliest screeches of the Neanderthal, right through to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar; we even bump into Simon Cowell at Beethoven's 'H Factor' audition. Guided, of course, by Rattus Rattus.

ORIGINAL AIRDATE:

Thursday 15th June 2017

STARRING:

Jalaal Hartley

Jessica Ransom

Tom Stourton

Richard David-Caine

Ryan Sampson

Gemma Whelan 

Louise Ford

Samson Kayo

Tom Palmer

Lolly Adefope

GUEST-STARRING:

Sanjeev Bhaskar

WRITTEN BY:

Lucy Clarke

Dave Cohen

Paul Davighi

Ben Partridge

Danny Peak

Howard Read

Ben Ward

Daniel Maier

Christine Rose

Martin Trenaman

EDITORS: David Staite, Will Porter, Adam Windmill

PRODUCER: Lisa Mitchell, Tom Miller

DIRECTORS: Steve Connelly, Ian Curtis

PUPPETEER: John Eccleston               ANIMATION: Studio 43

COMPOSER: Richie Webb                 HISTORICAL CONSULTANT: Greg Jenner

ADDITIONAL VOICES: Jon Culshaw

FULL DESCIPTION:

From Neanderthal singing to Beethoven’s symphonies, we take a look at some of History’s most prolific musicians and composers, from Franz Liszt to Elvis Presley’s hysterical fans; Mozart’s childish sense of humour; Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph which many didn’t believe, thinking he had hidden musicians somewhere in the room; to Emperor Nero forcing his audiences to sit through his concerts on pain of death!

SKETCHES:

Neanderthal Choral Classics

The enchanting sounds of pre-history available on DVD from the golden age of rock(s). Advertisement.

Playing the Carnyx war horn

A young Celt is taught how to play the Carnyx war horn with some awful results – but not awful enough!

Viking dance

A group of Vikings partake in their traditional dancing, only to be interrupted by a Saxon man, humoured by their unusual moves

Now That’s What I Call…Whipping Songs 14th Century

A group of flagellants hit out some songs quite literally whilst trying to free themselves from sin.

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Historical Educating: Mozart

The great composer Mozart comes to class 7F, but his teaching are a little ‘off the guff’!

Steibelt V Beethoven piano duel

German pianist Steibelt challenges the great Beethoven to a duel, and it’s not long until they show off their tricks!

The H Factor: Ludwig van Beethoven

The first composer shows of his stuff, but will he please the judges?

African-American slave songs and messages

The foreman suspects (correctly) that slaves were using songs to pass messages around, but if he’s just stupid enough they might get away!

Dead Lounge: John Cage Jr.

Cage performs his most famous piece, 4’33’’, which silences the room. No really.

The H Factor: Gioachino Rossini

Rossini prepares to wow the judges with his unwritten overture, but instead makes quite the fool of himself.

Elvis’ dangerous dancing

The presenters of the Ed Sullivan Show of 1957 get ready to film, but his dancing causes a bit of a commotion and lots of swooning!

Dead Lounge: Jimi Hendrix

Sixties sensation Jimi Hendrix rocks on and burns on in the Dead Lounge.

The H Factor: Henry Purcell

The last composer tries to please the judges, unfortunately from him he didn’t please his wife.

SONG: HH Horrible Hearts Club Band: The History of Music

Take a trip through the history of music, from cave man beats and Gregorian chants, through to rock & roll and pop music. Accompanied with many famous faces and tunes in a variety song by the HH Horrible Hearts Club Band

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SONG: Horrible Histories Horrible Hearts Club Band: The History of Music

Take a trip through the history of music, from cave man beats and Gregorian chants, through to rock & roll and pop music. Accompanied with many famous faces and tunes in a variety song by the HH Horrible Hearts Club Band.

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