HUNGARIAN MUSICIAN KODALY DIES
Commentary in Hungarian. MS & CU. Hungarian musician Zoltan Kodaly seated at his desk writing music. Various montage shots of flashbacks to the life of the composer. Footage shows him receiving musical awards, conducting choir and strolling in his garden.
Various shots of the queues of people waiting to enter the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to pay last homage to Kodaly. Various shots inside as people file past coffin. Various shots of the funeral service showing packed congregation which includes his relatives. Various shots of thousands of people gathered at the Farkasret cemetery in Buda for the last homage. Pal Ilku, Minister of Culture and Pal Rusznyak, President of the Hungarian Academy of Science make speeches, a choir sings near the coffin. Various shots of the funeral now moving towards grave. A car carries the coffin and the relatives and thousands throng behind. Various shots of the last prayers being said at grave and the coffin is lowered into the hole. People start to throw ferns onto the coffin. Earth is started to be pushed onto the coffin. Flowers are piled onto the pyre.
Date found in the old record - 13/03/1967.