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|Named Person:||W H Auden; Montagu Slater; W H Auden; Montagu Slater|
|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.
|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.
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.|
|Responsibility:||conducted by Martyn Brabbins ; performed by Mary Carewe, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Choir of King Edward's School Birmingham ; narrated by Simon Russell Beale.|