• Short Summary

    Billy Mayerl and his Claviers in "New Multitone Piano Orchestra" - dupe of PT 449.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Pathetone - Another famous Variety and Radio Entertainer - BILLY MAYERL AND HIS CLAVIERS'

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Billy Mayerl introduces his "New Multitone Piano Orchestra", three white upright pianos played by two women and a man, and an upright and 'Challen' grand piano, played by Billy Mayerl himself. The pianos can change their tone, as Billy proceeds to explain how they can "take you back a hundred years, show you modern times, even give you a glimpse of the future".

    The Orchestra then play three pieces. A minuet (Chopin? Boccherini?), a 'modern' piece with a Latin feel and beat called 'Bunch of Roses', then 'a glimpse of the future', with a fairly jolly number called 'Bats in the Belfry', that does not seem very futuristic. On this last number Billy plays two pianos simultaneously.

    Pathetone 'The End' title at finish.

    This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 449 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2873.02
    Media URN:
    83316
    Group:
    Turns
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:19:00 / 01:06:34:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 1 B

Comments (1)

  1. iwavns says

    The first piece is a Minuet by Luigi Boccherini, not Chopin

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