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  • Short Summary

    Various footage of Sir Henry Wood both at work and relaxing in his garden.

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    "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.

    Safety exists.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:47:00 / 01:14:37:00
    EP 295

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