• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S ROYAL MARINES HAVE A HARD-WON REPUTATION FOR RESOURCEFULNESS. THEIR BAND, TOO, IS FAMOUS, AND?

  • Description

    1.
    LV THREE MARINES PREPARING RIFLES BEFORE PLAYING
    0.24

    2.
    CU RIFLES ON DRUM SOF "POSTHORN GALLOP BEING PLAYED" PAN UP TO MARINES PLAYING
    0.57

    3.
    SV MARINES MUSIC CONTINUES
    1.24

    4.
    CU MARINES PLAYING SOUND CONTINUES
    1.42

    5.
    SV DITTO SOUND CONTINUES
    2.00

    6.
    SV INTERVIEWER SPEAKS INTO MICROPHONE SOUND BEGINS: "HOW ABOUT THAT THEN"


    7.
    CU INTERVIEW - SOUND ENDS "NO"
    3.16

    8.
    SV MARINES PLAYING. TILT DOWN TO DRUM
    3.36


    TRANSCRIPT: BANDSMEN PLAY MEDLEY FEATURING "DO YOU KEN JOHN PEEL," AND THE "POSTHORN GALLOP".



    INTERVIEWER: "WELL HOW ABOUT THAT THEN. I EXPECT YOU THOUGHT WE'D SEEN THE END OF THE MUSICAL GIMMICKS.BAND-SERGEANT, WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY OF PLAYING A RIFLE?"



    BAND-SERGEANT: "WELL PLAYING IT INTO TUNE. BECAUSE OF THE SOLID STEEL BARREL, THE AIR DOESN'T VIBRATE, NOT LIKE ORDINARY BRASS, AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO PLAY INTO TUNE - ESPECIALLY THE HIGH NOTES."



    INTERVIEWER: "YOU CAN'T TUNE A RIFLE?"



    BAND-SERGEANT: "WELL YOU CAN IN SOME RESPECTS, YES. EACH RIFLE HAS A PECULIAR SOUND AND WE HAD TO TRY QUITE A FEW RIFLES TO GET THE THREE IN TUNE. WE TUNE BY MAKING OUR OWN MOUTH-PIECES."



    INTERVIEWER: "SO ALL THESE THREE RIFLES PLAY IN THE SAME KEY?"



    BAND-SERGEANT: "YES."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHICH KEY?"



    BAND-SERGEANT: "A PLUS (MAJOR)"



    INTERVIEWER: "AND HOW ABOUT THE BAND?"



    INTERVIEWER: "WELL THE .... COMES FIRST BECAUSE THE ORCHESTRATION THAT WE'VE GOT IS IN A, THEREFORE ALL THE MUSICIANS....."



    INTERVIEWER: "WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO PLAY ANY OTHER MUSIC ON THE RIFLES?"



    BAND-SERGEANT: "WELL YOU CAN PLAY ANYTHING WRITTEN FOR THE POSTHORN."



    INTERVIEWER: "BUT YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE 'POP' MARKET."



    BAND-SERGEANT: "NO"




    Initials


    EDITORS: TAKE COMMENTARY FROM SOUND-ON-FILM
    1. THIS STORY IS RE-ISSUED IN ORIGINAL NEGATIVE AS THE QUALITY IS BETTER THAN THE TELE-RECORDED STORY WE SERVICED YOU YESTERDAY (SATURDAY)
    2. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEARING THE COPYRIGHT IN YOUR COUNTRY. THE TUNES PLAYED ARE "POSTHORN GALLOP" AND "DO YOU KEN JOHN PEEL?"

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S ROYAL MARINES HAVE A HARD-WON REPUTATION FOR RESOURCEFULNESS. THEIR BAND, TOO, IS FAMOUS, AND THEIR RECORDINGS OF MILITARY MUSIC ARE ON SALE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. COMBINING THESE TWO TALENTS, SOME ROYAL MARINE BANDSMEN HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE RIFLE, PROPERLY TUNED, IS NOT A BAD INSTRUMENT. IT ONLY HAS A LIMITED RANGE BUT THE BANDSMEN SAY IT'S SUITABLE FOR MUSIC COMPOSED FOR THE POSTHORN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YT5HG6LYTSRIKQQ538BIIJB3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YT5HG6LYTSRIKQQ538BIIJB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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