Rehearsal of the National Youth Orchestra before they perform at the Edinburgh Festival.
Intertitle reads : 'Britain's National Youth Orchestra astounds the World's music critics at the Edinburgh Festival."
Title scene - G.V. of Prince's Street, Edinburgh. GV. Members of the NYO leaving train at Abington Station, GV. Glengonnor camp. MV. Boys unload suitcases. SV. Ruth Railton (a director of National Youth Orchestra) greeting boys as they arrive. CU. Miss Ruth Railton greeting boys. GV. Camp. Instruments in foreground. SV. Three professors who instruct the orchestra, seated. Left to right: Mr. Frederick Thurston, Mr. Leonard Hyrsch and Mr. Ernest Hall. SV. Percussion section carrying instruments into rehearsal room. CU. Sign "Rehearsal Room". MV Cello section. CU. Conductor Douglas Cameron about to start cello section. Various CUs of cello section. SV. Back view, Mr. Cameron and cello section. Wind section being rehearsed. STV. Violin section being rehearsed by Leonard Hyrsch, pan from violin section to Mr. Hyrsch, who says "That won't do at all." (Nat.Sound). CU. Mr. Hyrsch saying "I must have much more rhythm. Now this time, let me have a brilliant start. Now everybody."
Ext. Usher Hall in Edinburgh. GV of NYO playing. Views of violin section. More shots of the orchestra playing. Crowd applaud and the conductor takes his bow.
(Orig.Neg.) (Title scene "F")
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