INTRODUCTION: A 17-year-old London student has won a British schools music competition to compose a Silver Jubilee fanfare and march for brass bands.
GV Pan From River Thames to Royal Festival Hall
CU Royal Jubilee sign
CU Mr. George Benjamin PULL BACK TO SV Benjamin starts conducting orchestra
GV Queen Elizabeth's Coronations (BLACK AND WHITE LIBRARY FILM) (FIVE SHOTS)
GV Benjamin conducting orchestra
George Benjamin is a pupil of the well-known British conductor Peter Gellhorn and has been composing since the age of 12. He is also a gifted pianist and percussionist.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A 17-year-old London student has won a British schools music competition to compose a Silver Jubilee fanfare and march for brass bands. George Benjamin's entry was chosen from 80 others and will be called "The Co-op Royal Silver Jubilee Fanfare and March" after the competition's sponsors.
SYNOPSIS: This week the march was played at London's Festival Hall. George Benjamin conducted his own piece which will be heard by Queen Elizabeth later in the year.