• Short Summary

    Sir Henry Wood conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams' 'Serenade To Music'.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'SIR HENRY WOOD AND MEMBERS OF THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - IN VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "SERENADE TO MUSIC"'.

    London.

    Various shots of Sir Henry Wood conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and singers in Vaughan Williams' 'Serenade To Music'. The film seems to have been shot at a recording or rehearsal for recording at the Columbia Gramophone Company; brief cutaway shots of a man operating recording material and a needle running on a record master. Commentator lists the names of all the soloists, too numerous to include here.

    Some of the words that are sung come up at the top of the screen. Vaughan Williams sitting on the orchestra steps.

    Note: commentator talks of the recent concert broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall, marking Henry Wood's jubilee.

    Duplicates exist in Turns Cans 13 and 21 - see separate records for details.

    Sopranos: Isobel Baillie, Lilian Stiles-Allen, Elsie Suddaby, Eva Turner
    Contraltos: Muriel Brunskill, Astra Desmond, Mary Jarred, Margaret Balfour
    Tenors: Heddle Nash, Frank Titterton, Walter Widdop, Parry Jones
    Baritones: Harold Williams, Roy Henderson
    Basses: Robert Easton, Norman Allin

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1174.14
    Media URN:
    40495
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:16:00 / 01:30:39:00
    Canister:
    PT 451

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