Various footage of Sir Henry Wood both at work and relaxing in his garden.
"One of our greatest conductors, Sir Henry Wood's name is famous throughout the world of music. At the Royal Academy of Music where, thirty years ago he was a student, he regularly takes the orchestral rehearsals." L/S of Sir Henry Wood conducting the orchestra. "But it is as conductor of the fine Queen's Hall Orchestra that he will always be most closely associated." L/S from high angle of Wood conducting, the orchestra behind him. Various shots of him conducting. "With Sir Henry wielding the baton one is sure of a fine interpretation. Every point is brought out by his expressive hands." M/S of the man as he conducts against a black background. "It is only as a conductor that he is known to the world. Yet at his charming home he displays the same personality that has endeared him to all music lovers." L/S of Wood walking up a garden path with his wife and two daughters (at a guess) they all walk along with linked arms. "His hobby is carpentry and he spends a great deal of his time in converting a huge barn into Elizabethian (sic) style." L/S of Wood inside the barn working on some windows. Exterior of the Tudor barn. Wood seen inside drilling a hole in the inside timbers. C/U of him at work with a screwdriver. L/S of him walking towards the camera carrying a bag of tools. "And here, amidst these delightful surroundings, Sir Henry runs through his scores in preparation for the next day's rehearsals." M/S of Sir Henry sitting on a garden bench smoking a cigarette and conducting away to himself. C/U of him at work.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 445.
Note: flash-frame intertitles. Very nice material.