• Short Summary

    Film about a Surrey workshop where old instruments are made and restored with great mastery.

  • Description

    Haslemere, Surrey.

    M/S of a man playing a recorder (natural sound). C/U shot of the man's face as he plays. A man is Mr Carl Dolmetsch "the greatest of recorder players." C/U shot of a man's hands making the bridge for a double base. M/S of the man fitting the bridge on the instrument. M/S of a man's hands bending a long piece of wood. M/S of the man placing the bent wood on a mandolin.

    This is a workshop in Haslemere, Surrey, where old musical instruments are made and restored - informs a voiceover. C/U of the hands placing recorder into a jig. Jig is closed and put under a drill. C/U shot of a hole being drilled with great precision. C/U shot of the man's face as he drills. M/S of the man opening the jig and taking the recorder out.

    C/U shot of a hand holding the note of a harpsichord (or possibly spinet), testing it. Another note is added. M/S of a man joining the notes together with the rest of the keyboard and taking the keyboard to put it into its place on the instrument's base.

    Several shots demonstrating how the harpsichord is made. Man making it is Mr Leslie Ward, who, with his team, has managed to create a replica of a Saxon Harp which is now in British Museum. M/S of Mr Ward tuning the harpsichord. He, then tests the instrument by playing Greensleeves (natural sound).

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:07:00 / 01:13:21:00
    CP 130

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