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Genre/Form: Musical settings
Named Person: W H Auden; Montagu Slater; W H Auden; Montagu Slater
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Motion picture music; Songs
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; W H Auden; Alberto Cavalcanti; Montagu Slater; Simon Russell Beale; Mary Carewe; Martyn Brabbins; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus.; Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth (Birmingham, England). Choir.; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
OCLC Number: 123581388
Language Note: Sung and spoken in English.
Notes: New recordings of film music composed for documentaries; the last work exists as a song but is believed to have been composed for a film.
Texts by W.H. Auden (1st, 4th-5th works; verses, 9th work), Alberto Cavalcanti (script, 9th work), Montagu Slater (verses, 9th work), and unknown author, possibly Auden (6th work).
Eds. recorded: Chester Music (1st work); Boosey & Hawkes (2nd work); Faber Music (10th work); the remaining works transcribed and edited by Colin Matthews and others.
Compact disc.
Program notes by Philip Reed, biographical notes on the principal performers, and texts (39 p. : ill) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Simon Russell Beale, narrator (1st, 5th, and 9th works) ; Mary Carewe, soprano (4th and 10th works) ; with assisting musicians ; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (4th and 9th works) ; Choir of King Edward's School, Birmingham (2nd and 6th works) ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group ; Martyn Brabbins, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Mar. 11-12, 2006, at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham (music), and July 10 and Sept. 26, 2006, at the Sound Company, London (narration).
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Night mail (5:50) --
The tocher : Rossini suite (9:32) --
The King's stamp (14:07) --
Negroes (Daniel Auchincloss, tenor ; Adam Green, baritone) (13:03) --
The way to the sea (15:29) --
Telegrams (2:30) --
Peace of Britain (1:30) --
Men behind the meters (3:11) --
Coal face (Daniel Auchincloss, tenor ; Adam Green, baritone ; Mike Flower, whistler) (11:47) --
When you're feeling like expressing your affection (Malcolm Wilson, piano) (:53).
Series Title: Archive series (London, England)
Other Titles: Motion picture music.

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