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ZITHERING

Zithering (1931)

Orchestra made up of Zither players perform.

BACK TO METHUSELAH

Back To Methuselah (1934)

Two men display and play some strange looking musical instruments at museum.

ORGAN GRINDER

Organ Grinder (1937)

A man winding organ on the street.

THE MOUTH-ORGAN MAESTROS on sleeve as THE MOUTH ORGAN MAESTROES

The Mouth-Organ Maestros On Sleeve As The Mouth Organ Maestroes (1930)

Young people try out for...

THE PIPES OF - CLAN!

The Pipes Of - Clan! (1934)

Processes involved in making bagpipes.

MUNICH BARTER CENTRE

Munich Barter Centre (1940-1949)

Footage of civilians at barter store in Munich, Germany.

WHITECHAPEL BELL FOUNDRY

Whitechapel Bell Foundry (1966)

In the East End bells are still made in the traditional way using...

THE BIG GLASS BAND!

The Big Glass Band! (1937)

Men of a Continental works band play glass trumpets in a mountainside field.

LINES AND DOTS

Lines And Dots (1930-1939)

Interesting experiment results in pictures made of sand on pieces of glass.

CINEVIEWS IN BRIEF NO. 69

Cineviews In Brief No. 69 (1938)

Footage of a tiny radio set, a violin and a book.

HERE COMES THE BAND

Here Comes The Band (1922)

Cute children's orchestra - young children play a variety of musical...

PIANOS THROUGH THE AGES

Pianos Through The Ages (1936)

A look at pianos through the ages.

JAPANESE GOING

Japanese Going (1939)

Japanese gong which holds sound for ten minutes.

DRUM MAKING

Drum Making (1951)

Good item about drum making in London.

MANUFACTURE OF HARPS

Manufacture Of Harps (1961)

Beautiful harps are made in a workshop in London.

OUT TAKES / CUTS FROM CP 474 - CRETE

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 474 - Crete (1964)

Cuts (rushes, out takes) for story CRETE in CP 474.

SPANISH DANCE

Spanish Dance (1965)

Flamenco dancing at the Sherry festival in Jerez.

"Mary" - A New Operatic Soprano (1925)

Musicians accompany a singing chimpanzee. The chimp also...

SINUOUS SIDELIGHT

Sinuous Sidelight (1931)

Footage of Hindu dancing accompanied by an Indian orchestra.

MUSICAL ODDITIES

Musical Oddities (1932)

Strange and ancient musical instruments are played in this item.

DOUBLE PLAYING

Double Playing (1933)

Demonstration of a new piano with an upper keyboard

MAKING NOTES

Making Notes (1933)

Very good film showing how the Xylophone is constructed and also played, by Harry...

MUSIC FROM THE ETHER

Music From The Ether (1934)

Good footage of the the Ether a new musical instrument.

REG FOORT

Reg Foort (1934)

Organist Reg Foort plays the organ in several different styles.

STANELLI and his Hornchestra

Stanelli And His Hornchestra (1935)

The musician and variety star plays a new instrument called the...

BILLY MAYERL

Billy Mayerl (1935)

Pianist Billy Mayerl plays the largest piano in the world.

RUDY STARITA

Rudy Starita (1936)

Rudy Starita and his band play Hawaiian songs with a new instrument - the electric...

CINEVIEWS IN BRIEF NO. 45

Cineviews In Brief No. 45 (1937)

A strange vehicle designed to test mains water pipes and improving...

THE ONE MAN BAND

The One Man Band (1929)

Elderly man plays various instruments - he is a one man band.

CLASSICS ON GLASS

Classics On Glass (1938)

A small orchestra plays with glass instruments.

ANGELINE - THE NEW SOPRANO

Angeline - The New Soprano (1931)

Angeline the performing monkey sings, plays the violin and smokes...

TILLY AND BILLY

Tilly And Billy (1931)

Various shots of three monkeys, drinking, playing a harmonica and dancing.

HIGH NOTES

High Notes (1924)

Great film of a jazz band who play on the wings of an aircraft in flight.

DANCE OF SPRING

Dance Of Spring (1928)

Eccentric dancing in a country house setting by women dressed in Greek tunics -...

TITANIA'S PALACE - A PLACE FOR THE FAIRIES

Titania's Palace - A Place For The Fairies (1928)

An elaborate dolls house is shown - made by Sir...

CHINA CAMEOS

China Cameos (1933)

Travelogue showing scenes of life in China.

THE HOME MADE ORGAN!

The Home Made Organ! (1934)

Mr Dayton plays a tune on the organ he made in 40 years out of egg cases and...

"Timed Toes" - Some "All Together" Dance Steps By The Jenny Robbins Dancers At... (1924)

Two...

THE BELLS!

The Bells! (1931)

Young girl rings handbells to the tune of "Drink to Me Only".

THE PIPELESS ORGAN!

The Pipeless Organ! (1931)

A new type of organ is demonstrated - it has valves instead of pipes.

THE ROLL CALL

The Roll Call (1932)

Automated system whereby a perforated sheet is used to play a tune on a group of...

FINGERLESS PIANIST

Fingerless Pianist (1933)

Footage of man with missing fingers playing piano with new device.

MARY AND PERCY HONRI issue title is JANE TO JOLLITY

Mary And Percy Honri Issue Title Is Jane To Jollity (1936)

Percy Honri and his daughter Mary...

JACK SIMPSON

Jack Simpson (1936)

Musician Jack Simpson shows off his skills on tuned percussion instrument.

REGINALD FOORT - ORGANIST

Reginald Foort - Organist (1936)

Famous organist Reginald Foort shows off the wonders of the BBC...

HEDGEHOG

Hedgehog (1936)

Shots of a man's pet hedgehog being taken for a walk by his owner.

ALEXIS AND ISOLDIE aka ALEXIS AND ISOLDE

Alexis And Isoldie AKA Alexis And Isolde (1936)

Alexis and Isolde combine acrobatics and music as...

BELLS PLAYED BY WOMEN aka CARILLONEUSE

Bells Played By Women AKA Carilloneuse (1937)

An item showing Norah Johnston who is the only English...

MUSICIAN AND BIRDS issue title is WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

Musician And Birds Issue Title Is Water Water Everywhere (1938)

Quirky item about man plays an...

KIDS VIOLINS aka VIOLINDA

Kids Violins AKA Violinda (1940)

John Brown teaches children music with his invention the violinda...