Renaissance is a six-part documentary series by Andrew Graham-Dixon on Renaissance art. I came across an upload of episode 4 on YouTube, and there is a classical piece that starts playing in the background at 21:18.

Can anyone identify it?

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    The description below the video lists four titles that were used. Light in Darkness by Evelyn Glennie; Hymn Of Joy - De Wolfe Music; FUNERAL OF AMENHOTEP III from ACT I, SCENE I OF AKHNATEN by the Stuttgart State Opera; African Sanctus: Agnus Dei - Kyrie by David Fanshawe, The Ambrosian Singers, Alan Parker, Mustapha Tettey Addy. Did you check already, whether it's one of those?
    – Arsak
    Apr 12 '19 at 16:54
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    – user4431
    Apr 14 '19 at 4:47

This piece is an ode by Henry Purcell titled "Here the deities approve". You can listen to a performance of this ode by Alfred Deller, along with Gustav Leonhardt and the Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble.

(identified by @YourUncleBob)


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